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Dian Cecht Feb3-13 10:51 PM

Good online sources for medical & health research
 
I'm looking for a place online that lists and/or describes recent medical studies on various issues. For example, I've heard conflicting information on whether Omega 3 supplements (fish oil) can help prevent memory loss. Some studies have indicated yes, others no. What I'm looking for is a place online that lists recent studies and what they found, so that one can try to see what kind of scientific concensus is emerging. The media is too unreliable - articles tend to focus on just one study, and sometimes they don't even get that right.

Evo Feb3-13 11:53 PM

Re: Good online sources for medical & health research
 
Here.

Quote:

Patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD) who received supplementation with the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), believed to possibly reduce the risk of AD, did not experience a reduction in the rate of cognitive and functional decline, compared to patients who received placebo, according to a study in the November 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on aging.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...1102101623.htm

Quote:

CONCLUSION: Supplementation with DHA compared with placebo did not slow the rate of cognitive and functional decline in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21045096

A lot

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?i...35&retmode=ref

Monique Feb4-13 01:39 AM

Re: Good online sources for medical & health research
 
These are two resources that you could use:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/medlineplus.html

phion Feb4-13 01:51 AM

Re: Good online sources for medical & health research
 
DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) has also been shown to help against memory loss and dementia as well as other apparent beneficial effects.

Evo Feb4-13 02:14 AM

Re: Good online sources for medical & health research
 
Quote:

Quote by phion (Post 4256549)
DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) has also been shown to help against memory loss and dementia as well as other apparent beneficial effects.

Please post the research, thanks!

phion Feb4-13 04:43 AM

Re: Good online sources for medical & health research
 
Quote:

Quote by Evo (Post 4256564)
Please post the research, thanks!

Gladly!

http://www.dmae.org/herbal-remedies/...inical-studies

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19756528

http://campbellmgold.com/archive_health/dmae.pdf

http://www.google.com/patents?hl=en&...page&q&f=false

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...91305794004069

Additionally, I occasionally use dipping tobacco along with DMAE and ginseng extract for added effect (good combination, or so I tell myself):

http://link.springer.com/article/10....0164-7?LI=true

It's useful to note that separate searches like 'DMAE' or 'Dimethylethanolamine' give different results when searching, as well as having slight variations between SE's.

Dian Cecht Feb4-13 05:11 AM

Re: Good online sources for medical & health research
 
Thanks for the replies! Good links. I noticed after I posted that you have a sticky with some resources, so I'll check that out too.


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