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Assessing anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) is becoming more commonplace in older women to provide a measure for fertility expectations, or 'ovarian reserve'. But what is the evidence telling us?
Recent studies have observed differences in the local breast microbiome of subjects with malignant breast cancer compared to those with benign tumours or who were disease-free.
Looking at the complex interplay of exogenous and endogenous toxicity and the gut microbiota.
A recent randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial assessed the impact of quercetin on elevated plasma uric acid levels in a homogenous male population.
The ancient wisdom of Hippocrates who believed that ‘all disease begins in the gut’ is being validated by modern science, with poor gastrointestinal (GIT) health linked to an increasing number of diseases.
Herbal substances such as echinacea, andrographis, astragalus, elecampane, olive leaf, elder and thyme are often used to support immunity. Just like the complexity of the immune system, the specific mechanisms of action of these herbs on immune activity is heterogeneous and complex.
The United Kingdom Selenium in PRegnancy INTervention (SPRINT) study recently investigated the impact of several polymorphisms on selenium status during pregnancy.
Studies indicate that low levels of the thyroid hormone fT3 are associated with poorer outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease and may be a useful risk analysis tool in this population.