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    Issue 203...December 2009/January 2010....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    H1N1 virus
    Vitamin D and JUPITER trial
    Benefits of high-dose vitamin D in nursing homes
    Vitamin D3 - Dose dependence on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D
    Use of antipsychotic medications in children and adolescents
    Eggs may prevent age-related macular degeneration
    American Heart Association recommends drastic sugar reduction
    Anti-inflammatory drugs, dementia and Alzheimer's
    Elevated triglycerides and progression of diabetic neuropathy
    NEWS BRIEFS
    Mid-life weight gain in women and healthy survival after 70
    Omega-3 fatty acids and heart failure
    Breastfeeding and premenopausal breast cancer
    Macular degeneration and melatonin
    References
    RESEARCH REVIEW  Year-end Summary: Tips for Healthy Living
          By William R. Ware, Ph.D.

    THE PROSTATE MONITOR
    EDITORIAL
    Screening for prostate cancer - the debate continues
    Deferred treatment or watchful waiting or active surveillance
    Observations when active surveillance fails
    References

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 202...November 2009....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    H1N1 vaccines
    Prevalence of autism appears to be increasing
    Benefits of treating hypertension - Evidence-based or mythology?
    Mediterranean diet and need for drug therapy in diabetes
    Mediterranean diet and incidence of depression
    Pesticide exposure and childhood cancers
    Approach to controlling coronary plaque progression
    Curcumin, vitamin D and Alzheimer's disease
    High cost of extending cancer survival with chemotherapy
    NEWS BRIEFS
    Diabetes drug may cause acute pancreatitis
    Walking to improve glucose tolerance
    Vitamin D and cognitive impairment
    Vitamin D and risk of developing hypertension
    References

    RESEARCH REVIEW  Statins and heart failure. A treatment paradox
          By William R. Ware, Ph.D.

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 201...October 2009....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Immune system-boosting in response to threat of H1N1 pandemic
    Anti-inflammatory drugs and H1N1 influenza
    Australian experience - An interim report on H1N1 virus
    Swine flu vaccine debate
    Salvestrol update
    Medical Literature - Problems with credibility and ethics
    Statin-associated muscle disorders
    Modifiable risk factors for hypertension in women
    Preventable causes of death in the U.S.
    References

    THE PROSTATE MONITOR
    EDITORIAL
    Update on pomegranate juice
    AHCC against hormone-resistant prostate cancer
    Dietary patterns, supplement use, and risk of BPH
    Alcohol consumption and BPH
    Hormone therapy before radiation
    Radiation + androgen deprivation therapy vs. radiation alone
    Is active cellular immunotherapy for prostate cancer ready for prime time?
    News Briefs
    References

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 200...September 2009....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    H1N1 influenza and vitamin D
    New data on prevalence of vitamin D deficiency
    Probiotics as protection against the flu
    Diabetes diagnosis and prevention update
    Predicting risk of developing type 2 diabetes
    Progression patterns for some markers of diabetes risk
    International expert committee takes a position on glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c)
    Type 2 diabetes prevention
    Elevated fasting blood glucose, diabetes and coronary artery plaque
    Treating low testosterone benefits men with type 2 diabetes
    References

    RESEARCH REVIEW  Carbohydrate Restriction
          By William R. Ware, Ph.D.

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 199...July/August 2009....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    More evidence - Vitamin B6 reduces risk of colon cancer
    Selenium, folic acid and colorectal cancer
    Animal fat or protein intake and risk of colorectal cancer
    Blood pressure medication for all?
    FDA declares Cheerios a new drug!
    Predicting risk of dementia in older adults
    High carb vs. high fat diets for type 2 diabetics
    Vitamin K and progression of coronary calcium
    Alcohol and pancreatic cancer
    Obesity results mostly from overeating
    References

    BOOK REVIEWS
    • Slow Death by Rubber Duck by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie
    • Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD
    • Fruitless Fall by Rowan Jakobsen
    • Worried Sick by Nortin M. Hadler, MD
    • Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard Wrangham
    Reviewed by William R. Ware, PhD

    THE PROSTATE MONITOR
    EDITORIAL
    Does MRI have a role in prostate cancer diagnosis?
    Possible reasons for failure of the SELECT trial of vitamin E and selenium
    Chemotherapy for prostate cancer
    Interpreting elevated PSA
    Which is better - Surgery or radiation for treating prostate cancer?
    Is radical prostatectomy indicated for high risk patients?
    Should intermittent hormone therapy be standard of care for advanced prostate cancer?
    Salvage hormone therapy for biochemical recurrence after prostate surgery
    Impact of the metabolic syndrome on development of prostate cancer
    Clinical predictors of insignificant prostate cancer
    References

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 198...June 2009....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Huge increase in cancer predicted
    Trans-fatty acids and colorectal cancer
    UV light, vitamin D and malignant melanoma
    Lifestyle and risk of pancreatic cancer
    Brave new world of the polypill
    Lifestyle risk factors and type 2 diabetes in older adults
    Health and the honey bee
    Power lines and neurodegenerative disease
    Impact of vitamin D deficiency on adolescent health
    Modest wine consumption yields 5-year increase in life expectancy
    Conflicts of interest - Finally becoming a high profile issue
    References
    RESEARCH REVIEW  Saturated Fat: Friend, Foe or Neutral?
          By William R. Ware, Ph.D.

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 197...May 2009....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Can autism be reversed or cured?
    Vaccine-Autism controversy
    Drug treatment for autism - a dismal picture
    Melatonin, night-shift work and breast cancer
    Omega-6 fats and risk of cardiovascular disease. The AHA position
    Vitamin D and cognitive impairment
    Diet soda, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Surprising results
    References

    THE PROSTATE MONITOR
    EDITORIAL
    Debate over PSA screening - Some new results
    Multiple biopsies expose limitations of procedure
    Folic acid and risk of prostate cancer
    Finasteride (Proscar) and prevention of prostate cancer
    References

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 196...April 2009....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Evidence-based Medicine - Some Observations
    Autism - Important Developments
    Alcohol Consumption, Breast Cancer and other Cancers in Women
    Wine, Liquor and Beer and Breast Cancer - Another Study
    Potential Mechanism for Alcohol-related Cardioprotection
    Alcohol Consumption and Heart Failure
    Association Between Vitamin D and Influenza Confirmed
    References
    RESEARCH REVIEW  Blood Lipids and Risk of Developing Coronary Artery Disease
          By William R. Ware, Ph.D.

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 195...March 2009....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    View of vitamin D from Geneva
    Institute of Medicine recommendations for vitamin D
    Vitamin A and cod liver oil interfere with action of vitamin D
    Vitamin D for chronic back pain and failed back surgery
    Vitamin D and breast cancer
    Vitamin D and symptoms of depression
    Vitamin D and colorectal adenoma
    Hibiscus tea reduces blood pressure
    Vitamin K and inflammation
    Tomato extract reduces blood pressure
    Traditional risk factors and coronary plaque burden
    Antipsychotic drugs associated with sudden cardiac death
    References

    THE PROSTATE MONITOR
    EDITORIAL
    Update on pomegranate juice and prostate cancer
    Case history: Use of pomegranate juice for rising PSA
    Mechanism of pomegranate action on prostate cancer
    Vitamin D and prostate cancer mortality
    PSA and risk of prostate cancer
    References

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 194...February 2009....18th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Cognitive Enhancement for Everyone
    ADHD - Is It a Real Disorder?
    Sleep Duration and Incidence of Coronary Calcification
    Off-Label Use of Etanercept for Alzheimer's Disease
    Cholesterol Lowering and Mortality
    Rush to Do Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
    Smoking Ordinances Really Do Work
    Smoking Cessation Reduces Stroke and Heart Attack
    Vitamin C Reduces Elevated C-Reactive Protein
    Dental Hygiene, Inflammation and Heart Disease
    References
    PERSPECTIVE  The JUPITER Crestor Heart Disease Prevention Trial
          By William R. Ware, Ph.D.

    THE AFIB REPORT

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