Clinical algorithms can direct supplementation in clinical practice and provide research models for clinical investigation. Algorithms also provide a framework for integration of future evidence as it becomes available. Research funding to investigate potentially beneficial practices in complementary medicine is critically important for optimal patient care and safety.
This clinical study is looking at the effects of foods and nutrients on metabolism and eating patterns.
This is a Phase II randomized-placebo controlled trial of a mushroom extract (Trametes versicolor or Tv) in women with early-stage estrogen receptor-negative and progesterone receptor-negative breast cancer who have completed adjuvant radiation therapy.
This observational study examines changes in body composition, energy intake and physical activity in a cohort of 160 perimenopausal women. Annual assessments will be conducted for 7 years to determine the impact of changing reproductive hormone concentrations on body fatness, fat distribution,
A two-year study of 58 participants is planned. This study will test to see if there are benefits for juveniles (6-17) who take the herbal treatment to treat ADHD. Each participant and a parent or guardian will have study visits over a 9-week period.
The aims of this project are to determine which constituents of Spilanthes acmella and Echinacea purpurea have immunomodulatory activity and to assess the importance of synergy in the combined immunomodulatory activity of the two extracts.
The aims of this research project are to assess how Echinacea composition correlates with immunological activities, determine the role of cytochrome P450 metabolism in bioactivity of reportedly active constituents, and investigate whether distinct constituents synergize to enhance bioactivity of
Alkylamides present in Echinacea species have reported immunomodulatory actions, yet their direct effects on T lymphocytes, key mediators of antiviral immunity, are poorly understood.
Of 27 clinical trials testing massage or mind-body interventions, 26 showed significant improvements in symptoms such as anxiety, emotional distress, comfort, nausea and pain. However, results were often inconsistent across studies and there were variations in methodology, so it was difficult to judge the clinical significance of the results.
The relative effects of energy density and palatability on energy intake, and whether there are familial influences on these effects, are not known.