Menopause :: Flaxseed shows potential to reduce hot flashes

Data from a new Mayo Clinic study suggest that dietary therapy using flaxseed can decrease hot flashes in postmenopausal women who do not take estrogen. The findings from the pilot study are published in the summer 2007 issue of the Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology.

Vitamin D :: New Vitamin D and bone health Evidence Report reveals gaps in knowledge

A new evidence report on vitamin D and bone health reviews the current scientific evidence and identifies its strengths and weaknesses. This report will be a valuable resource for an upcoming National Institutes of Health conference September 5-6 that will examine a range of scientific perspectives related to vitamin D and bone health across the lifecycle.

Cancer :: No strong link between tomatoes and reduced cancer risk

A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review has found only limited evidence for an association between eating tomatoes and a decreased risk of certain cancers. Review found no evidence that tomatoes reduced the risk of lung, colorectal, breast, cervical, or endometrial cancer.

Cancer :: Ginseng herb shows potential to reduce cancer-related fatigue

North Central Cancer Treatment Group researchers, based at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., have generated preliminary data suggesting that a form of American ginseng provides greater improvements in fatigue and vitality in patients who receive the highest doses tested, compared to lower doses or no treatment.

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