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    Issue 183...December 2007/January 2008....17th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Vitamin C - What's New
    Commercialization of Clinical Trials
    Diet and Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    Job Strain and Risk of Acute, Recurrent Coronary Events
    Importance of HDL Cholesterol at Low LDL Levels
    Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in Children
    Impaired Fasting Glucose - New Guidelines
    NEWSBRIEFS
    Alcohol and post-meal glycemia
    Alcohol consumption and diabetes among older adults
    Cardiovascular risks of high normal blood pressure
    How women can dramatically reduce their risk of a first heart attack
    RESEARCH REPORT  Cholesterol - A Review: Part II
          By William R. Ware, PhD

    The Prostate Monitor
    • EDITORIAL
    • Risk factors for prostate cancer - New results from the Health Professional's Follow-Up Study
    • Robotic radical prostatectomy - Five-year outcome after 2766 operations
    • Zinc intake and prostate cancer risk
    • Green tea and prostate cancer risk
    • Psychosocial barriers to active surveillance for low-risk early prostate cancer

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 182...November 2007....16th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Multiple benefits of krill oil
    Omega-3 fatty acids and ADHD
    Omega-3 better than Ritalin
    More positive research for vitamin D
    Are high doses of vitamin D safe?
    Childhood sun exposure and MS
    Vitamin D and cardiovascular risk
    NEWSBRIEFS
    Food additives and hyperactive behaviour in children
    Waist-to-hip ratio and atherosclerosis
    Magnesium intake and risk of type 2 diabetes
    Coenzyme Q10 and high blood pressure
    Vitamin B6 and colorectal cancer
    RESEARCH REPORT  Cholesterol - A Review: Part I
          By William R. Ware, PhD

    The Prostate Monitor
    • EDITORIAL
    • Modifiable risk factors for BPH
    • Micronutrients and prostate cancer risk
    • Early vs. deferred hormonal treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 181...October 2007....16th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    How important is it to know your coronary calcium score?
    Chelation therapy for secondary prevention in coronary heart disease
    Salt intake and cardiovascular disease
    Low cholesterol, statins and cancer
    Medical radiation and the risk of cancer
    NEWSBRIEFS
    Coenzyme Q10 and statin drug use
    Meat and kidney cancer
    Alcohol and kidney cancer
    Head and neck cancer related to smoking and alcohol
    Childhood metabolic syndrome and adult cardiovascular disease
    Medicare provides powerful incentive for hospitals to clean up their act
    Low glycemic-index or glycemic load diets better for weight loss
    RESEARCH REPORT  Osteoporosis - Risk factors, Prevention, and Treatment: Part 2
          By Hans R. Larsen MSc

    The Prostate Monitor
    • EDITORIAL
    • Under-and over-diagnosis of prostate cancer
    • PSA levels, prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia and finasteride
    • Fruit and vegetable intake and risk of prostate cancer

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 180...September 2007....16th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Vaccinate all 11-12 year old girls against HPV???
    Folic acid - A double-edged sword??
    More evidence of the importance of whole grains
    NEWSBRIEFS
    Diabetes and stroke risk
    Vitamin D and the risk of macular degeneration
    Vitamin D status and overall cancer risk
    Cocoa reduces blood pressure
    RESEARCH REPORT  Osteoporosis - Risk factors, Prevention, and Treatment: Part 1
          By Hans R. Larsen MSc

    The Prostate Monitor
    • New results regarding prostate enlargement
    • Prostate cancer treatment and prognosis

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 179...July/August 2007....16th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Omega-3 fatty acids and risk of an acute coronary event
    Fish, omega-3 fatty acids and cognitive problems
    Statins for children??
    HDL cholesterol and risk of stroke
    NEWSBRIEFS
    Vitamin D and nursing home falls
    Vitamin E and Alzheimer's disease
    Red wine and post MI outlook in diabetics
    Aging gracefully
    Who pays for U.S. government approval of new drugs?
    Drug-pomegranate juice interactions
    BOOK REVIEW
    Six books on the interaction of the medical profession and drug companies
    Reviewed by William R. Ware, PhD
    BOOK REVIEW
    Pandemonium. Bird flu, mad cow disease, and other biological plagues of the 21st Century
    By Andrew Nikiforuk
    Reviewed by William R. Ware, PhD

    The Prostate Monitor
    • Pomegranate juice and PSA-only recurrence: A case history
    • Alcohol injections for symptomatic BPH
    • Comparison of minimally invasive therapies for BPH
    • Watchful waiting for elderly men with localized prostate cancer

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 178...June 2007....16th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Atkins finally vindicated
    Triglycerides and heart disease
    Vitamin D deficiencies
    Vitamin D and breast cancer
    Preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes
    Folic acid status and cognitive function
    BOOK REVIEW
    Reverse Heart Disease Now - Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It'is Too Late
    by Stephen T. Sinatra, MD and James C. Roberts, MD

    The Prostate Monitor
    • Intermittent hormone therapy
    • Chemotherapy
    • Vitamin D and prostate cancer
    • Fruits, vegetables and BPH
    • Metabolic factors and BPH

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 177...May 2007....16th Year

    EDITORIAL
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    The latest anti-vitamin volley
    Vitamin D and colorectal cancer
    Fish consumption during pregnancy
    Guidelines for NSAID use
    NSAIDs for primary prevention of colorectal cancer
    NEWSBRIEFS
    The metabolic syndrome and erectile dysfunction
    Metabolic syndrome and Alzheimer's disease
    Analgesics and hypertension
    RESEARCH REPORT: Some thoughts on statistical significance
          By William R. Ware Ph.D.

    The Prostate Monitor
    • Hormone treatment of recurring prostate cancer
    • Pomegranate juice for a rising PSA
    • Hormone therapy for metastatic prostate cancer
    • Prognosis for hormone-refractory prostate cancer

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 176...April 2007....16th Year

    EDITORIAL
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Fish intake - Risks and benefits
    Green tea and colon cancer
    Ribose and chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
    More good news for coffee drinkers
    The metabolic syndrome - Alias syndrome X
    NEWSBRIEFS
    Fish a poor source of vitamin D
    Curry and cognitive function
    Abandoning hormone replacement therapy vindicated?
    A warning for metformin users
    Vitamin D and breast and ovarian cancer
    RESEARCH REPORT: The French Paradox - Fact or Fantasy?
          By William R. Ware Ph.D.

    The Prostate Monitor
    • Prostate cancer: Risk and risk reduction
    • Isuues related to prostate specific antigen (PSA)
    • Treatment of prostate cancer

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 175....March 2007....16th Year

    EDITORIAL
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Who should take cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins)?
    Does radiation therapy for breast cancer cause new cancers?
    More studies highlight the importance of vitamin D
    Breast and ovarian cancer risks
    Put on the coffee pot
    NEWSBRIEFS

    The Prostate Monitor
    • Risk factors for BPH
    • Pharmaceutical therapy for BPH
    • Invasive and minimally invasive therapy for BPH
    • Botox to the rescue

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 174....February 2007....16th Year

    EDITORIAL
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Low-carbohydrate diets and coronary heart disease in women
    Vitamin D, sun exposure and seasonal flu
    Sad news for red meat lovers
    Ovarian cancer and menopausal hormone replacement therapy
    Fatty fish reduces the risk of kidney cancer in women
    Preventing sudden cardiac death with omega-3 fatty acids
    Omega-3 fatty acids for neck and back pain
    Oral alpha-lipoic acid for diabetic neuropathy
    NEWSBRIEFS
    BOOK REVIEWS:
    The Diabetes Diet. Dr. Bernstein's Low-carbohydrate Solution
    Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars.

    THE AFIB REPORT

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