Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Vitamin D and Lung Function Decline in Adults With Asthma: The HUNT Study

This study of 395 adults with asthma found that low vitamin D levels in the blood were weakly associated with a greater decline in lung function over time.  (Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Mar 18. pii: kwv243.)
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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Gradual Versus Abrupt Smoking Cessation: A Randomized, Controlled Noninferiority Trial.

This study of 697 adult smokers in England found that abrupt smoking cessation compared to gradual smoking cessation cessation was more likely to lead to lasting abstinence.  (Ann Intern Med. 2016 Mar 15.)
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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Cues to Action as Motivators for Children's Brushing.

Social media can play an important role in understanding the importance of brushing your teeth. This study of grade school children found that social media helped their understanding of dental health, and helped them brush their teeth better.  (Health Commun. 2015 Sep;30(9):911-21.)
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The Effect of the Mediterranean Diet on Serum Total Antioxidant Capacity in Obese Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Total serum antioxidant capacity was increased by following the Mediterranean Diet - olive oil, nuts, and fish in particular.  (J Am Coll Nutr. 2015 May 19:1-12)
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A 3 years follow-up of a Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil is associated with high plasma antioxidant capacity and reduced body weight gain.

The Mediterranean Diet - especially rich in olive oil - was associated with increased serum antioxidant activity and weight loss after 3 years of following the diet.  (Eur J Clin Nutr. 2009 Dec;63(12):1387-93.)
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Aspirin and Acetaminophen Use and the Risk of Cervical Cancer.

Frequent aspirin use was found to be associated with a decreased risk of cervical cancer. Acetaminophen use was not associated with an increased or decreased risk of cervical cancer.  (J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2015 Apr 8)
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