July 1, 2012
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As of 2010, about 14 million cancer survivors were living in the United States, with the number projected to increase to 18 million by 2020.
Results from this small open-label trial out of Turkey suggest that vitamins C and E decrease Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) intensity and possibly local inflammation in patients with H. pylori-positive non-ulcer dyspepsia. The results provide added support to results from an earlier clinical trial by the investigators that found adjunctive use of vitamins C and E improved eradication rates of conventional triple therapy for H. pylori infection.
A large observational study conducted in Germany has found little evidence that higher levels of dietary calcium are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease events. The additional finding of an elevation in risk with the use of calcium supplements suggests that caution is warranted when recommending them.
Results of this well-done trial strongly suggest that CoQ10 administration over 24 weeks' time does not help relieve the treatment-related fatigue experienced by a significant proportion of women with newly diagnosed breast cancer.