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2002 MEDICAL UPDATES
Studies from throughout the world that can help you live longer

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January 2002
Table Of Contents
  1. Micronutrients and innate immunity
  2. Deficiency of folic acid and vitamin B-12 (cobalamin)
  3. Vitamin E and coronary heart disease
  4. Effects of green tea on spore-forming bacteria
  5. Garlic enhances circulatory antioxidants
  6. Effects of UVA and UVB rays on antioxidant enzymes in the eye
  7. Inhibition of hepatitis by aminoguanidine
  8. DHEA reduces neurotoxic effects of corticosterone
  9. Curcumin and cancer prevention
  10. Green tea benefits digestive tract
  11. DHA protects small intestine in mice
  12. Neuroprotective strategies for Alzheimer's disease
  13. Component of red grapes stops growth of leukemia cells
  14. Prevention of cell adhesion in treatment of cancer
  15. Anti-angiogenic agents and therapies in development
  16. Effects of growth hormone treatment in obese men
  17. Phytosterols as anticancer components
  18. Atherosclerosis

February 2002
Table Of Contents
  1. Curcumin protects against lung injury
  2. Melatonin increases muscle and liver glycogen
  3. Role of vitamin C in atherogenesis and vascular dysfunction
  4. Protective effect of aminoguanidine on brain damage
  5. Preventing hip fracture
  6. Antioxidants/caloric restriction protects against liver cancer
  7. Effect of L-carnitine on glycoprotein status
  8. Cardiovascular disease risk factors and menopausal status
  9. Effect of curcumin and dietary n-3 fatty acids on macrophages
  10. Antioxidants and free radicals in exercise
  11. Genetic Link: periodontal disease, clotting factor and heart diesease
  12. Treating chronic insomnia without drugs
  13. Caloric intake and aging
  14. Diet and cancer prevention
  15. Red meat consumption linked to digestive system cancers
  16. Beer may reduce heart disease risk
  17. Americans do not drink enough water
  18. Estrogen use and early onset of Alzheimer's disease

March 2002
Table of Contents

  1. Effect of antioxidants on metabolism of the eye and brain
  2. GH replacement therapy and VLDL cholesterol
  3. DHEAS decreases overactivity of immune system
  4. Grape seed extract weakens development of atherosclerosis
  5. Selenium, vitamin E and defense against viruses
  6. The IGF-I response to very low GH doses in human aging
  7. Prevention or reversal of long-term depression by pregnenolone sulfate
  8. Synergistic inhibition of prostate cancer

April 2002
Table of Contents

  1. Effect of antioxidants on metabolism of the eye and brain
  2. GH replacement therapy and VLDL cholesterol
  3. DHEAS decreases overactivity of immune system
  4. Grape seed extract weakens development of atherosclerosis
  5. Selenium, vitamin E and defense against viruses
  6. The IGF-I response to very low GH doses in human aging