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  • January 1, 2001
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    Patient enrollment has begun in a $14 million NIH study to test the effectiveness of glucosamine– chondroitin for treating knee pain of osteoarthritis (OA).

  • January 1, 2001
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    Screening for elevated total plasma homocyst( e)ine (tHcy) levels—and treatment of patients with high concentrations—is more cost-effective than universal daily supplementation with...

  • 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...

  • December 1, 2000
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    Fiber and calcium supplementation, thought to aid in prevention of colorectal adenocarcinoma, has now failed in several trials to exert a significant effect. In fact, increased fiber consumption...

  • 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...

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