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July 1, 2013

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  • Backing Down on Pain: Osteopathic Manual Treatment Improves Chronic Low Back Pain

    Osteopathic manual treatment (OMT) resulted in statistically and clinically significant improvement in adults with chronic low back pain (CLBP) compared to those receiving sham OMT. Ultrasound therapy (UST) had no effect on CLBP. There was no interaction between OMT and UST.
  • Vitamin For Thought: Recent Research on Use in Older Adults

    At first glance, it might seem obvious that people in the United States need MVIs. Since the 1970s, there has been a steady decline in intake of fruits and vegetables, followed closely by an increase in intake of nutrient-poor, high carbohydrate foods.7 In 2005, the CDC estimated that only 32.6% of adults consumed fruit two or more times per day and only 27.2% ate vegetables three or more times per day.8 A low fruit and vegetable intake becomes increasingly more likely in the elderly due to poor appetite, eating disability, and underlying pathology.9 Even with an adequate intake of fruits and vegetables, it may be difficult to meet daily recommended intakes (DRI)due to changes in nutrient content of foods, which can depend on the food’s origin and subsequent processing. For example, some frozen vegetables may lose up to 95% of their folate content after being frozen for only 3 months.10 Another analysis found that the content of nutrients in dehydrated fruits and vegetables drastically decreased after a shelf life of 3 months.11
  • Italian Study Cautions About Herb Use During Pregnancy

    A retrospective survey asked women shortly after delivering babies about their use of herbal remedies during their pregnancy. The answers were correlated with various pregnancy outcomes. The study unexpectedly identified higher risks from herbal remedy use on some outcomes.
  • Nutrients for Macular Degeneration: An RCT

    Several combinations of lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids did not prevent the development of
    age-related macular degeneration when compared to placebo after 5 years.
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