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Omega-3 fatty acids have been found to be beneficial for lowering the risk of a variety of diseases, including diabetes and kidney disease. But there’s limited data on how they affect risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in type 2 diabetes patients with related comorbidities.

There’s convincing evidence that vitamin D can help lower risk for a variety of health conditions. And yet, vitamin D deficiencies are common in many people, including pregnant women.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is becoming increasingly prevalent throughout the world. In the U.S., it’s estimated that between 75 million and 100 million people suffer from NAFLD. This chronic disease can cause inflammation and scarring of the liver, and in some cases may progress to liver failure.

Childhood obesity is rising at alarming rates. In the past 30 years, United States obesity rates have more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one third of children and adolescents qualify as overweight or obese.


As obesity rates rise in the general population, they also rise in pregnant women. During the past 20 years, the percentage of women who are obese at the beginning of their pregnancy care has more than doubled to over 15 percent. In addition to the general health risks of obesity, pregnant women are at risk for pregnancy-specific challenges. One of the main concerns is that obesity increases risk of nutritional deficiencies which, in turn, can have serious implications for the health of both the mother and the fetus.

Everyone knows you should eat a regular breakfast if you want to lose weight. But is that really true? This randomized controlled trial sought to find out. Brought to you by TAP collaborating organization...

For many people suffering from depression, conventional antidepressants are ineffective, or their effects are not long-lasting. This leads a number of patients and their healthcare providers to use augmentation or combination approaches. Using two or more antidepressants may improve results by targeting different neurochemical pathways. Augmentation approaches employ agents that work synergistically with the antidepressant to provide better results. Newer augmentation approaches often provide complementary actions such as reducing inflammation.

Selenium is a trace element found in fish, meat, nuts, and seeds. It is needed for the biosynthesis of selenoproteins, which are involved in various processes in the body, including thyroid hormone homeostasis and antioxidant defense. People with serious selenium deficiency—as well as those with compromised selenoprotein biosynthesis—have problems with bone formation and have impaired thyroid function tests (TFTs).


In 1980, two epidemiologists Frank C. Garland and his brother Cedric F. Garland, published a paper in the International Journal of Epidemiology, that suggested vitamin D and calcium (the absorption of which is aided by vitamin D) together reduced colon cancer risk. This connection, they posited, could explain the long-recognized, but until then, unexplained disparity in colon cancer rates between the northern parts of the United States and the sunnier southern states.

Low-back pain is a major cause of disability among American adults. Many treatment options exists, but mainstream medical approaches all come with risks and side effects. In addition, despite the massive resources directed at the problem of low-back pain, the functional status of people suffering from it continues to deteriorate.

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