Alternative Medicines Corner

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  • December 1, 2000
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    In contrast to the positive recommendation given ephedra alkaloids in an industry-sponsored review (see ADIL, September 2000 issue), an article released early by the New England...

  • 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...

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