Alternative Medicines Corner

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  • November 1, 2000
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    While hard clinical end points have not been studied, dietary fish oil supplementation lowers triglyceride levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. It does so without significant changes on...

  • October 1, 2000
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    From homeopathy to acupuncture to extract of St. John’s wort, a number of positive findings about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) appeared recently in the mainstream medical...

  • September 1, 2000
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    While animal studies have indicated a potential role for L-arginine in improving endothelial function in diabetes, a just-published study shows that it...

  • September 1, 2000
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    When used in recommended amounts, ephedra poses no greater risk than products containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, according to an expert panel. However, consumer confusion over ephedra...

  • August 1, 2000
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    Just as in adults, the number of children who are being treated with herbal and alternative therapies is increasing in the United States. Parents should be reminded of what is and is not known...

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