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    Issue 193...December 2008/January 2009....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Intensive diabetic glucose control
    Weight loss and remission of type 2 diabetes
    Eating fast and eating until full - not advisable
    Dietary patterns and heart attack risk in 52 countries
    Statins - the good news
    Statins - mixed good and bad news
    Statins for children
    Coenzyme Q10 and chronic heart failure
    Coronary calcium score and Framingham coronary risk
    Vitamin D and risk of premenopausal breast cancer
    Vitamin D and depression in overweight and obese individuals
    References
    RESEARCH REVIEW  How do you know if you have diabetes or pre-diabetes?
          By William R. Ware, Ph.D.

    THE PROSTATE MONITOR
    EDITORIAL
    Discouraging news from the SELECT trial
    Hormone therapy - its use when not indicated, Risks vs. benefits
    Percent free PSA and the risk of prostate cancer
    Prostate growth and PSA velocity - a source of confounding?
    Prostatitis and elevated PSA levels
    Nerve-sparing surgery and risk of positive margins
    Vasectomy and risk of prostate cancer
    References

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 192...November 2008....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Homocysteine, B-vitamins and cardiovascular disease
    Primary prevention of stroke
    Secondhand smoke and breast cancer
    Omega-3 fatty acids and child development
    Green tea and glucose metabolism.
    A case of mistaken identity - A breast cancer cell line
    More negative results from the Woman's Health Initiative trials
    Psychological factors and breast cancer risk
    Arthroscopic knee surgery for arthritis
    References
    RESEARCH REVIEW  Low-dose radiation exposure and risk of cancer:
          Is conventional wisdom wrong?
          By William R. Ware, Ph.D.

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 191...October 2008....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Emerging risk factors for stroke and coronary heart disease
    Mediterranean diet and risk of adult-onset diabetes
    Vitamin C and risk of adult-onset diabetes
    Success of smoking ban in Scotland
    Percutaneous coronary intervention. Slim early gains soon disappear.
    Blood lipids and stroke
    Black tea and prevention of Parkinson's disease
    Cancer of the esophagus and dietary supplements
    Aspirin and recurrence of colorectal adenomas
    Alcohol consumption and colorectal cancer risk
    Mixing a statin and an anti-arrhythmic drug may be dangerous
    References
    BOOK REVIEW
    Hippocrates' Shadow. Secrets form the House of Medicine
    By David H. Newman, M.D.
    Reviewed by William R. Ware, PhD

    THE PROSTATE MONITOR
    EDITORIAL
    Watchful waiting and active surveillance - An update
    • Outcomes in University of Connecticut Health Center program
    • University of California at San Francisco experience
    • University of Miami experience
    • Earlier studies
    Finasteride (Proscar) and prevention of prostate cancer
    References

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 190...September 2008....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Coronary calcium update
    Impact of prevention on cardiovascular disease
    Vitamin D and heart attacks in men
    Vitamin D and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality
    Circulating vitamin D and 25-hydroxyvitamin D
    Autism and vitamin D
    Dietary patterns and mortality in women
    Garlic and blood pressure
    Pycnogenol for knee osteoarthritis
    Whole grains and cardiovascular disease
    Green tea and endothelial function
    Coffee and mortality
    Antidepressants and cancer
    References

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 189...July/August 2008....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Gaining perspective on evidence-based medicine
    Conflict of ethics, professional responsibility and evidence-based medicine
    Lowering serum triglycerides with omega-3 fatty acids
    Adopting moderate alcohol consumption in middle age
    Physical activity and BMI in coronary heart disease risk
    Complementary and alternative treatment of metabolic syndrome
    Do statin drugs increase the risk of cancer?
    Screening for breast cancer. Combining mammography with ultrasound
    Breast cancer and carbohydrate intake
    Problem of undiagnosed diabetes
    References
    Some Suggestions for Summer Reading
    The Deniers by Lawrence Solomon
    Climate Confusion by Roy Spence
    The Blue Zone by Dan Buettner
    Best Care Anywhere by Philip Longman
    Ending the Food Fight by David Ludwig
    Spark by John J. Ratey
    RESEARCH REVIEW  Coronary Heart Disease Risk and its Reduction - Part 2
          By William R. Ware, Ph.D.

    THE PROSTATE MONITOR
    • EDITORIAL
    • Are prostate cancer treatments evidence-based?
    • Prostate cancer prevention
    • Chemoprevention of prostate cancer with 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. A meta-analysis
    • Debate over PSA screening continues
    • References

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 188...June 2008....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Salvestrols - A new approach to cancer therapy?
    Breast cancer and alcohol
    Exercise and risk of colorectal cancer
    A tale of two trials
    Risks of elevated triglycerides. The evidence accumulates
    Assessing CHD risk without blood work
    Lithium and amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
    References
    RESEARCH REVIEW  Coronary Heart Disease Risk and its Reduction - Part 1
          By William R. Ware, Ph.D.

    THE PROSTATE MONITOR
    • EDITORIAL
    • Selenium, vitamin E and prostate cancer
    • Trans-fatty acids and risk of prostate cancer
    • Meat and meat mutagens and risk of prostate cancer
    • Dietary fat and prostate cancer
    • Occupational physical activity and risk of prostate cancer
    • Prostate chemotherapy and unexpected acute leukemias
    • Vitamin K and prostate cancer prevention
    • References

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 187...May 2008....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Mediterranean diet improves survival after heart attack
    Mediterranean diet reduces incidence of metabolic syndrome
    Systemic inflammation and the mediterranean diet
    Metabolic syndrome predicts acute coronary syndromes
    Endothelial function and metabolic syndrome
    Fasting glucose and risk of cardiovascular events
    Specific treatments for metabolic syndrome
    A healthy lifestyle - turning back the calendar by 14 years
    Coronary calcium as predictor of coronary events
    Coronary heart disease - is the battle being lost?
    NEWSBRIEFS
    Statin drugs and the brain
    Statins and tendon problems
    Central obesity and dementia
    Old blood - bad news
    Wine and type-2 diabetes

    THE PROSTATE MONITOR
    • EDITORIAL
    • Halting progression of BPH with lycopene
    • Diet and risk of BPH
    • Physical activity, BPH and lower urinary tract symptoms
    • Prostatitis and BPH
    • Combination therapy for BPH/LUTS
    • Inflammation of the prostate - related to BPH, cancer or both?

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 186...April 2008....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Vitamin D and hypertension
    Autism and vitamin D
    Vitamin D, aging and telomere length
    More evidence of vitamin D's impact on breast cancer
    Vitamin D and influenza
    Vitamin B6 and risk of colorectal cancer
    Eggs win another round
    Variation of heart attacks with time of day
    Vitamin and trace mineral intake and CRP levels
    ADHD - Is it related to omega-3 deficiency?
    NEWSBRIEFS
    The floppy iris syndrome
    Preventing cataracts
    Soft drinks and gout
    Adverse drug events in ED visits
    Alcohol and artery disease of legs and feet
    Alcohol and venous thrombosis
    References
    RESEARCH REPORT  Milk - The Devil in Disguise?
          By Maurice McKeown, PhD

    THE PROSTATE MONITOR
    • EDITORIAL
    • Prostate cancer - A reality check from the Cleveland Clinic
    • Trans-fatty acids and risk of prostate cancer
    • Cryoablation vs. external beam radiotherapy
    • Risks of androgen deprivation therapy
    • Radical prostatectomy in men over 70 years of age

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 185...March 2008....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    New studies of stroke risk factors
    Metabolic syndrome and stroke risk
    Vitamin C and risk of stroke
    Alcohol and stroke risk
    Alcohol intake and risk of colorectal cancer
    Vitamin D and cardiovascular risk
    Under-estimation of cardiovascular risk in women
    Positive study regarding supplements
    Alcohol and type 2 diabetes
    NEWSBRIEFS
    Statins and vitamin D
    Predicting heart disease with a tape measure
    Diet and all-cause mortality in the U.S.
    Heart attacks without chest pain
    Childhood weight and obesity and CHD risk as adults
    References
    BOOK REVIEW
    Good Calories, Bad Calories - Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control and Disease
    By Gary Taubes
    Reviewed by William R. Ware, PhD

    THE PROSTATE MONITOR
    • EDITORIAL
    • Focal Prostate Cancer Therapy

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 184...February 2008....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    What's New for Alpha Lipoic Acid?
    ALA and Diabetic Polyneuropathy
    ALA and Peripheral Arterial Disease
    Benefits of ALA + Acetyl-L-Carnitine on Vascular Health
    Possible but Rare Adverse Effect of ALA Supplementation
    CT Scans and Risk of Cancer
    Vitamin D and Cancer Mortality in USA
    Do We Really Know What Makes Us Healthy?
    NEWSBRIEFS
    Chemotherapy and Antioxidants
    More Good News for Red Wine Lovers
    RESEARCH REPORT  Cholesterol - A Review: Part III
          By William R. Ware, PhD

    The Prostate Monitor
    • EDITORIAL
    • New studies on PSA and risk of prostate cancer
    • Merits of radical prostatectomy when positive lymph nodes are present
    • Hormone therapy and risk of cardiovascular mortality
    • Expectant management of prostate cancer with curative intent

    THE AFIB REPORT

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