Effect of fenugreek supplementation on blood lipids and body weight: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
ConclusionFenugreek supplementation improved lipid parameters in adults. However, to confirm these results, more studies, particularly among hyperlipidemic patients, are needed.Graphical abstract
PCSK9 inhibitor alirocumab lowered LDL cholesterol by 35% over placebo in ODYSSEY HoFH, the largest ever randomized lipid-lowering trial in homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.Medscape Medical News
ABSTRACTSerum lipid abnormalities (dyslipidemias) are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes. The features of diabetic dyslipidemia are elevated plasma concentrations of triglyceride (TG) ‐rich lipoproteins (TRLs), small dense low‐density lipoprotein cholesterol (sdLDL‐C) and decreased plasma high‐density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL‐C) concentration
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2020Source: Chinese Herbal MedicinesAuthor(s): Gang Chen, Qiu-mei Lin, Lin Zeng, Yi-ping Zou
As the COVID-19 outbreak worsens in the U.S., at-home test kits for the virus have been a source of both hope and controversy. Their appeal is clear: sick individuals could get a diagnosis from the comfort of home, without infecting others. But their downsides are real: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cracked down on unauthorized at-home COVID-19 tests, updating its emergency use authorization guidelines to exclude at-home test kits and warning Americans that no such tests have received agency authorization. That means startups previously offering these products—such as Everlywell, Nurx and Carbon Hea...
As yet there's no magic bullet that offers protection against coronavirus. And even though vitamin C supplements are selling in huge quantities, hard evidence on its effectiveness is lacking.
ConclusionsMore macrovascular and microvascular complications were found in Northern compared to Southern patients, and the largest difference also appeared in the younger age groups under 55, which may be meaningful to a screening and treatment strategy according to geographic differences.
Publication date: Available online 29 March 2020Source: Integrative Medicine ResearchAuthor(s): Eunji Lee, Sang-Hoon Yoon, Hyun-Ho Kim, Young Doo Kim, Jungtae Leem, Jinbong Park
Publication date: Available online 29 March 2020Source: Integrative Medicine ResearchAuthor(s): Lin Ang, Hye Won Lee, Jun Yong Choi, Junhua Zhang, Myeong Soo Lee
Conclusions Saffron could be considered as an alternative to synthetic antidepressants in the treatment of mild to moderate depression. However, multicenter trials with larger sample size, longer treatment duration, and different ethnic groups are required to verify our results.
This study aimed to use nanoparticles and UVC radiation, which were considered in some previous laboratory studies. The contaminated water was entered into a photocatalytic reactor, and microbial removal efficiency of TiO2 alone and in the presence of UV was evaluated under different retention times (0–90 min) and concentrations of TiO2 nanoparticles (0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 0.8, 1 and 2 mg/ml). Efficiency of the reactor increased with increase in the retention time in the presence of UV. Simultaneous treatment of the contaminated water with both UV and TiO2 nanoparticles had a similar outcome. However, only a slight redu...