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A natural way to improve your digestive power with cinnamon

Posted February 2, 2014

In early civilization, cinnamon was used to treat everything from athlete’s foot to indigestion. The cinnamon herb is obtained from the bark of its evergreen tree that originated from Sri Lanka. The herb has many benefits across all cultures, and researchers are still studying more of its uses in laboratories. Cinnamon aids the digestive system in different ways such as soothing the stomach, increasing metabolism, increasing appetite, and relieving gas.

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Gastric banding patients should closely monitor nutrition following surgery

Posted January 31, 2014

Patients who have had bariatric surgery may need to take dietary supplements and pay closer attention to their nutritional intake, a study suggests.

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Meta-analysis of acupuncture for relieving non-organic dyspeptic symptoms suggestive of diabetic gastroparesis

Posted November 10, 2013

Acupuncture is widely used to treat diabetic patients with dyspeptic symptoms suggestive of gastroparesis in China. We conducted this systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture for diabetic gastroparesis (DGP).

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Vitamin B12 supplementation important to eye health post-gastric bypass surgery

Posted December 21, 2012

Vitamin B12 malabsorption following gastric bypass surgery can cause bilateral optic atrophy, according to a poster presentation here at Academy 2012.

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Selenium deficiency may cause cardiomyopathy post-gastric bypass

Posted October 23, 2012

Non-compliance with vitamin and mineral supplementation protocols after bariatric surgery could lead to nutritional deficiencies and related health complications, such as heart damage, according to two separate case reports unveiled at the American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) 77th Annual Scientific meeting in Las Vegas.

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Feed your genes

Posted April 30, 2012

What should we eat? Answers abound in the international media, from Time Magazine to the New York Times Magazine to best-selling authors, all of which rely on their interpretation of recent medical literature to come up with recommendations for the healthiest diet.

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Effect of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid on gene expression of the critical enzymes involved in homocysteine metabolism

Posted April 30, 2012

Previous studies showed that plasma n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) was negatively associated with plasma homocysteine (Hcy). We investigated the regulatory effect of n-3 PUFA on mRNA expression of the critical genes encoding the enzymes involved in Hcy metabolism.

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Fermented soys fat busting potential linked to genes

Posted April 30, 2012

The ability of a fermented soy product to reduce body fat levels may be linked to a persons genetics, says a new study from South Korea.

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Exposure to Micronutrients Pre-Pregnancy Associated With Gene Modifications in Offspring

Posted April 30, 2012

The offspring of women who were given micronutrient supplements (minerals needed in small quantities, such as iron, iodine and vitamin A) before they became pregnant had gene modifications at birth as well as when they were tested at 9 months.

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