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December 1999
Table Of Contents
  1. Soy protein, lipids and bone density in
    postmenopausal women
  2. Cholesterol-lowering effect of soy protein
  3. Effects of soy isoflavones on atherosclerosis
  4. Soy prevents precancerous colonic lesions
  5. Genistein: potential for breast cancer prevention
  6. Prediction of progression in prostate cancer
November 1999
Table Of Contents
  1. Male hormones and the risk of prostate cancer
  2. Melatonin levels, aging, and Alzheimer's disease
  3. Osteoporosis and intellectual disability: Is there any relation?
  4. Decreased tryptophan associated with brain lesions in the elderly
  5. Magnetic fields reduce melatonin concentrations in humans
  6. Free radical-scavenging activity of catechins
  7. Anti-inflammatory actions of cat's claw
  8. Deaths attributable to Alzheimer's disease in the United States
  9. Prevention of osteoporosis in corticosteroid treated postmenopausal women
  10. Effect of cocaine on cardiac biochemical functions
  11. Vitamin B complex for nocturnal leg cramps
  12. Endocrine aspects of aging in the male
October 1999
Table Of Contents
  1. Calcium, GLA and EPA supplementation in senile osteoporosis
  2. Vitamin K and hip fractures in women
  3. Dietary protein intake vs. hipfracture in postmenopausal women
  4. Calcium, vitamin D, and dairy effect on heart disease mortality
  5. Carotenoids vs. diabetes
  6. DHEA improves glucose uptake
  7. Treatment of malignant mesothelioma
  8. Melatonin and environmental electromagnetic fields
  9. Role of mitochondria in neurodegenerative diseases
  10. Tea polyphenols, sulindac, and tamoxifen on cancer prevention
  11. Antioxidant status after eccentric muscle actions
  12. Survival with prostate cancer in Europe
  13. Melatonin as antioxidant reduces neuronal death
  14. Vitamin A supplementation and HIV-infected women
  15. Selenium supplementation during parasite infection
  16. Vasopressin improves age-related sleep disturbances
  17. Zinc oxide as a UVA/UVB sunblock agent
  18. Curcumin inhibits fatty acid peroxidation
  19. DHEAS and HDL-cholesterol in post-menopausal women
  20. Resistance training and bone density
  21. Exercise and immune function
  22. Dietary flavonols protect diabetic human lymphocytes
  23. Dietary genistein and mammary cancer prevention
  24. Treating ischemic heart disease
  25. Sexual function decreases after bladder cancer radiation
  26. Homocysteine, heart attack and stroke in the elderly
  27. Ginkgo biloba inhibits platelet aggregation
  28. Ginger induces cancer cell death
  29. Inhibitory effects of curcumin on Epstein-Barr virus
  30. Adrenal androgens and human breast cancer
September 1999
Table Of Contents
  1. Vitamin E lack linked to memory loss
  2. Piracetam and metabolic reactions in elderly
  3. Progesterone levels and prognosis in breast cancer
  4. Cisplatin chemotherapy reduces antioxidants in blood
  5. Chemopreventive effect of curcumin in colon cancer
  6. Silymarin protects against tumors
  7. Phosphatidylserine necessary for immune function
  8. Phytoestrogens inhibit cell growth
  9. Low vitamin E status risk factor for diabetes
  10. Age-related decrease in cardiac tolerance to oxidative stress
  11. The cholinergic hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease: a review of progress
  12. Protective effect of vitamin E on ovaries
  13. Antioxidant defense system of elderly diabetic men
  14. Growth hormone deficiency and cardiovascular risk
  15. Aging and growth hormone status
  16. Uses of GH releasing substances in adults
  17. Garlic, onion and cereal as protection for breast cancer
  18. Screening decreases prostate cancer death
  19. Human salivary tea catechins in cancer prevention
June 1999
Table Of Contents
  1. Growth Hormone (GH) treatment reverses early atherosclerotic changes in GH-deficient adults
  2. Purple grape juice may slow arterial disease
  3. Even at low levels, HIV continues to mutate
  4. Vitamin deficiency may cause hearing loss
  5. Bad hearts and stress can be deadly
  6. Skin cancer risk after heart transplant
  7. Carotid artery disease reflects family risk
  8. Vitamins C and E protect lungs from ozone
  9. US experiencing heart failure 'epidemic'
  10. Animal fat may raise prostate cancer risk
  11. Immortality enzyme safe for human cells
  12. Cardiac arrest drug tied to brain damage
  13. Folic acid deficiency tied to heart risk
  14. Oxidative stress and antioxidant and HIV infection
  15. Watchful waiting or watchful progression?
  16. Vitamin E pretreatment decreases lung leakage
  17. Finasteride and PSA levels in men with BPH
  18. Soy decreases toxicity in the gastrointestinal tract
  19. Cancer prevention by natural carotenoids
  20. A relation between melatonin deficiency and endometrial cancer
  21. Microwaving diminishes vitamin B-12 in foods
  22. Smoking, smoking cessation, and tooth loss
  23. Effects of glucose/insulin system on aging
  24. Suppression of tumors by dietary substances
  25. Antioxidants counter L-dopa toxicity
  26. Fish oil concentrate inhibits cancer in rat colon
  27. Mammography benefits women under 50
  28. Piracetam inhibits blood clot formation
  29. Neurosteroids and cognitive performance
  30. Anti-tumor treatment in post-menopausal metastatic breast cancer
May 1999
Table Of Contents
  1. Vitamin D3 and human Melanoma cells
  2. Dietary flavonoids interact with endogenous antioxidants
  3. Vitamin E reverses the age-related deficit in brain
  4. Tea extracts inhibit lung cancer cell growth
  5. DHEA inhibits smooth muscle proliferation
  6. Tea antioxidants in cancer chemoprevention
  7. Amantadine as treatment for Parkinson's disease
  8. Risk of Parkinson's disease with farming
  9. Bone mineral density and GH replacement therapy
  10. Effects of multivitamins on HIV-infected women
  11. Foods, beverages and gastric cancer
  12. Inhibition of ultraviolet B damage by Genistein
  13. Use of percentage Free PSA in prostate cancer detection
  14. Deprenyl protects against brain cell death
  15. Aspirin cuts death rate among diabetics
  16. Cranberry extract inhibits LDL oxidation
  17. Curcumin inhibits free radical generation in leukocytes
  18. Lycopene uptake and tissue disposition
  19. Role of tomato products in disease prevention
  20. Vitamin D3 protects against kidney damage
  21. Nutritional status with Crohn disease
  22. Phyto-oestrogens: Where are we now?
  23. Dietary fat and advanced prostate cancer
April 1999
Table Of Contents
  1. DHEA significantly inhibits breast tumor growth
  2. Tomatoes prevent digestive-tract cancers
  3. Melatonin activates immune system in cancer patients
  4. Melatonin and coronary heart disease
  5. Mixed carotenoids prevent oxidative damage
  6. Melatonin may prevent/treat chronic tonsilitis
  7. Antioxidant defenses during physical exercise
  8. Selenium may help prevent atherosclerosis
  9. Selenium vs. Diabetes
  10. Selenium supplementation increases glutathione and limits arrhythmias
  11. Soy protein suppresses bone loss
  12. Dietary zinc modifies onset/severity of spontaneous diabetes
  13. Cured and broiled meat consumption cause brain tumors and leukemia in children. Vitamins reduce the risk
  14. Mitochondrial dysfunction in Parkinson disease
  15. Cellular immune responses to vitamin C supplementation in ageing humans assessed by the in vitro leucocyte migration inhibition test
  16. Could diet reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease?
  17. CLA reduces arachidonic acid and prostaglandin synthesis
  18. Vitamin D3 vs. early prostate cancer
  19. Doxycycline inhibits prostate cancer cell growth
  20. Aspirin protects against heart disease
March 1999
Table Of Contents
  1. DHEA protects low density lipoproteins against peroxidation by free radicals
  2. Melatonin inhibits iron-induced epileptic discharges
  3. Pesticides may increase breast cancer risk
  4. The effect of melatonin chronic treatment upon macrophage and lymphocyte metabolism and function in Walker-256 tumour-bearing rats
  5. Olive oil health benefits questioned
  6. Obesity linked with pancreatic cancer
  7. "Fat hormone" stimulates blood vessel growth
  8. Moderate wine consumption cuts stroke risk
  9. Hormone therapy for patients with locally advanced prostate carcinoma
  10. Recent use of hormone replacement therapy and the prevalence of colorectal adenomas
February 1999
Table Of Contents
  1. Dietary fatty acids reduces prostate tumors
  2. Dietary energy and nutrients in relation to preclinical prostate cancer
  3. Polyphenols inhibit pancreatic cancer
  4. Green tea induces cancer cell death
  5. Prevention of photoimmunosuppression and photocarcinogenesis by topical nicotinamide
  6. Antioxidative effect of melatonin in the brain
  7. Aminoguanidine prevents age-related arterial stiffening and cardiac hypertrophy
  8. Deprenyl restores noradrenergic nerve fibers in the spleen
  9. Vitamin C improves vasodilation in diabetes mellitus
  10. Genistein, an anticancer phytoestrogen from soy
  11. Risk for breast cancer: Diet, nutrition, and physical exercise

January 1999
Table Of Contents
  1. Dietary soy and hot flashes
  2. Ginkgo, cognition and longevity
  3. Vitamins C and E versus sunburn
  4. Silymarin protects the pancreas
  5. Vitamin C and impaired vitamin E retention
  6. Thymic aging and T-cell regeneration
  7. Exogenous testosterone and the prostate
  8. Flavonoids and cancer risk
  9. Deprenyl and the brain
  10. Vitamin B6, C in the elderly
  11. Red grape juice as antioxidant