Ginkgo biloba does not eliminate or prevent the progression of dementia or Alzheimer\'s, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Chicago).
More than 80% of Americans are currently consuming or would consider consuming foods with added health and wellness benefits.
A new study in the October 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA; Chicago) shows that high-doses of vitamin B supplementation do little to reduce the speed of cognitive decline in Alzheimer patients.
The plant extract of Hypericum perforatum, or St. John’s wort, is grown on nearly every continent in the world, but has only recently been scientifically cited as a potential gatekeeper for depression. The study, reported in the Cochrane Systematic Review (United Kingdom) in October, included reviews of 29 trials with a total of 5,489 patients prescribed with symptoms of “major depression.”
Researchers supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD), will conduct a nationwide clinical trial to invesigate whether omega-3 fatty acids slow Alzeimer's disease.
Purdue University assistant professor of food science Mario Ferruzzi, PhD, adds citrus juice to hot tea.
Photo by Tom Campbell, courtesy of Purdue Agricultural Communication.
Lack of communication between doctors and patients poses a serious problem for the healthcare industry, especially when it comes to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM; Bethesda, MD), only about 12% of Americans who tried CAM between 1997 and 2004 consulted a licensed healthcare practitioner.