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Effects of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome May Be Alleviated with Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation

Posted May 30, 2012

Calcium & vitamin D supplementation effectively influenced symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in this case control study. 100 infertile PCOS women were treated with metformin 1500 mg/day (n=50) or with metformin 1500 mg/day plus calcium 1000 mg/day and vitamin D 100,000 IU/month (n=50) for 6 months.

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The effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids in alcohol dependence treatment – A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study

Posted April 30, 2012

The lipid fraction of cell membranes consists of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAS), and chronic alcohol use alters it, modifying its permeability, what might contribute for the dysfunctional metabolism observed in the central nervous system of alcohol dependent patients. Therefore, the supplementation of PUFAS can be an important adjuvant in alcoholism treatment.

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