Nutrition Health Review

Health magazine (tabloid).

Articles from No. 88, Winter

Aggressive Drivers May Be Angrier Overall
Their muscles tighten; their blood pressure rises; they are ready to hit the road. According to a new study, self-described aggressive drivers have a more pronounced physiological response to certain driving scenarios than their calm-headed peers....
Alcohol Inhibits Key Brain Proteins
Although scientists have known for years that cocaine, marijuana, and heroin interact with specific proteins in the brain, they have traditionally thought that alcohol had no such pointed effects. Now University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...
Alcohol's Effects on the Brain: An Interview with William Shoemaker
Q. Is the addiction to alcohol physical or mental? A. Both. There are physical symptoms when people who chronically consume alcohol withdraw from it, and there is also a psychological dependence on alcohol. So it is both. Q. Can people who experience...
Are Aspartame-Induced Arrhythmias Associated with Sudden Death?
A review of sudden death in young athletes, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine (2003:1064) made no mention of aspartame as a primary cause or suspected contributory factor, especially when demonstrable disease was absent. This problem...
Are Government Research Methods Flawed?
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has sent a strongly worded letter to Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The institute charges that the criteria used by U.S. health policymakers to craft...
Fast Facts about Alcohol
Researchers at the University of Utah have noted an association between a genetic defect linked to colon cancer, called microsatellite instability, and long-time alcohol use. Persons in the study who drank an average of 7.5 ounces of wine, 35 ounces...
More Liquor Better Ticker?
Studies conducted around the world over the past three decades or so might seem to indicate that moderate drinking may lower the risk of coronary artery disease and ischemic stroke, which are characterized by blocked blood vessels that supply oxygen...
Nutrition: Bulwark against Alcohol Dependency
Let's ignore, for the moment, all of the theories that attempt to explain what 'drives strong men to drink ..." and concentrate upon a reality. Until recently, no one has been able to identify accurately the reason's for mankind's peculiar susceptibility...
Obesity Can Cause Higher Kidney Stone Risk
Researchers at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have found that the more overweight people are, the higher the risk of uric acid kidney stones. For the first time, these findings directly link excess body weight with...
Popular Herb May Interfere with Cancer Drug
St. John's wort, an herb thought to be a safe, natural remedy for mild depression, may interfere with a powerful cancer-fighting drug's ability to prevent relapse in leukemia patients, according to a University of Florida pharmacy researcher. His findings...
Social Status, Not Alcohol, May Be Deciding Factor in Health Risks
The link between drinking habits and social and psychological characteristics may explain the supposed health benefits of wine that have been reported in some studies. Erik L. Mortensen, Ph.D., of the Danish Epidemiology Science Center, Copenhagen,...
Surgery Not a Factor in Esophageal Cancer
A study in the December 2001 issue of Gastroenterology reported that patients who have undergone stomach surgery are not at a higher risk for esophageal cancer. These results dispute the idea that when a patient undergoes surgery to remove part of...
The Yeast Connection: Women at Risk: An Interview with Elizabeth Crook and Carolyn Dean, M.D., and N.D
In 1984, Dr. William Crook published The Yeast Connection, a book that explained the subtle and frustrating effects that Candida yeasts can have on a woman's body. Dr. Crook's goal was to teach women how to better care for themselves and control yeast...