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JAMA Recognizes Soy Food Intake and Breast Cancer Survival

By |December 29, 2009|Nutrition|

JAMA Recognizes Soy Food Intake and Breast Cancer Survival

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SOURCE:   J American Medical Association 2009 (Dec 9); 302 (22): 2437–2443

Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, 2525 West End Ave, Ste 600, Nashville, TN 37203-1738, USA. xiao-ou.shu@vanderbilt.edu


Soy foods are rich in isoflavones, a major group of phytoestrogens that have been hypothesized to reduce the risk of breast cancer. To evaluate the association of soy food intake after diagnosis of breast cancer, with total mortality and cancer recurrence, 5033 surgically treated breast cancer patients were tracked for more than 3 years.

Soy food intake, as measured by either soy protein or soy isoflavone intake, was found to be inversely associated with mortality and recurrence. The researchers concluded that soy food consumption is significantly associated with decreased risk of death and recurrence of breast cancer. (more…)

Palmer Recruiting for Next Blood Pressure Study

By |December 24, 2009|Blood Pressure, Research|

Palmer Recruiting for Next Blood Pressure Study

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The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research is recruiting subjects with high blood pressure to participate in a clinical research study designed to evaluate the potential impact of chiropractic care on hypertension.

The Chiropractic for Hypertension in Patients (CHiP) study, a collaborative investigation involving the Palmer Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Fla., and Trinity at Terrace Park Family Practice in Bettendorf, Iowa, is one of three research projects to emerge from a $2.8 million grant awarded to the Palmer Center in 2008 by the National Institutes of Health to create a multidisciplinary Developmental Center for Clinical and Translational Science in Chiropractic. (more…)

The Evidence-based Poem

By |December 24, 2009|Education|

The Evidence-based Poem

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SOURCE:   Dynamic Chiropractic

Louis Sportelli, DC


As I sit to write this verse,
I think of the blessing and the curse,
That we may climb this slippery slope,
Between rational thought and offering hope,

To make the care our patients receive,
Based on more than just what we “believe,”
To search for the best approach to care,
And all the decisions doctors/patients share, (more…)

Ringing in the New Year the NIH way.

By |December 23, 2009|NIH|

Just ran across this posting from 12/22/2009. In light of all the fraud being found in articles published in refereed journals (see my posting tagged with “irresponsible reporting“), this may be good news for our patients! With so much of today’s research being funded by the NIH, this change in policy would be a welcomed departure from their current policy of leaving the issue up to the funded institution. You can read more on this issue from The-Scientist.com’s blog.

The announcement came from Dr. Francis Collins, Dir. of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)  in an interview aired by C-SPAN on their show, “Newsmakers”. You can watch the entire interview on C-SPAN.org