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1 Fish consumption and lung cancer risk: systematic review and meta-analysis Nutrition and Cancer, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

2 Yoga for asthma: A systematic review and meta-analysis Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

3 Plasma vitamin D and prostate cancer risk; results from the selenium and vitamin E cancer prevention trial Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Association between reduced plasma 25-Hydroxy vitamin D and increased risk of cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Vitamin D levels in children, adolescents, and young adults with juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus: A cross-sectional study Lupus, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Dietary soy intake is not associated with risk of cardiovascular mortality in Singapore Chinese adults The Journal of Nutrition, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Nutrient intake and dietary patterns of relevance to dental health of 12-year-old Libyan children Public Health Nutrition, April 18, 2014    Review Article

8 Vitamin D and risk of postoperative hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Knowledge and practice of dietary habits and healthy lifestyle in a sample of medical and non medical college students in Baghdad Full Text Middle East Journal of Family Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Parenting style and child-feeding behaviour in predicting childrens weight status change in Taiwan Public Health Nutrition, April 18, 2014    Review Article

11 A surveillance tool using mobile phone short message service to reduce alcohol consumption among alcohol-dependent patients Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Does increased water intake prevent disease progression in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease? Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Hearing impairment associated with depression in US adults, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Dispelling myths about a new healthful food can be more motivating than promoting nutritional benefits: The case of tofu Eating Behaviours, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Nutrition and IBD-consensus of the Austrian working group of IBD (inflammatory bowel diseases) of the ÖGGH Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Effects of maternal iodine supplementation during pregnancy and lactation on iodine status and neonatal thyroid-stimulating hormone Full Text Journal of Perinatology, April 18, 2014    Review Article

17 Charts for weight loss to detect hypernatremic dehydration and prevent formula supplementing Birth, April 18, 2014

18 Effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers on all-cause mortality, cardiovascular deaths, and cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes mellitus: A meta-analysis JAMA Internal Medicine, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

19 Clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of continuous positive airway pressure to manage obstructive sleep apnea in patients with type 2 diabetes in the U.K. Diabetes Care, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Changes in diabetes-related complications in the United States, 1990-2010 New England Journal of Medicine, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

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Statins do not increase risk of malignant melanoma in postmenopausal women

In a study headed by researchers at Wayne State University involving 119,726 postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative, there were 1099 incident cases of malignant melanoma over an average follow-up of 11.6 y. At the time of enrollment, 7.4% of the participants used statins. The annualized rate of malignant melanoma in the statin users and non-users was 0.09% (HR=1.14). Thus, statin use does not increase the risk of malignant melanoma in postmenopausal women.

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Simple, safe, effective, low-cost treatment for cancer-related anorexia/cachexia syndrome

A phase III trial conducted at the University of Cagliari showed that either of two regimens were effective in the treatment of cancer-related anorexia/cachexia syndrome (CACS). Sixty patients were randomized to receive one of the following treatment interventions for 4 months: 1) L-carnitine (4 g/d) + celecoxib (300 mg/d); or 2) L-carnitine + celecoxib + megestrol acetate (320 mg/d). All patients also received polyphenols (300 mg/d), lipoic acid (300 mg/d), carbocysteine (2.7 g/d), and vitamins A, C, and E. Lean body mass (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and L3 computed tomography) and physical activity (6-min walk test) increased in both groups.

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HPA axis, metabolic impairment, and pediatric obesity

As published in BMC Medicine, elevated ACTH levels are associated with hypertriglyceridemia and hyperglycemia, and elevated cortisol levels are associated with hypertension and high LDL-C in obese children and adolescents (n=450).

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1 Empirical validation of the information–motivation–behavioral skills model of diabetes medication adherence: a framework for intervention Diabetes Care, March 26, 2014

2 Evidence-informed frameworks for cost-effective cancer care and prevention in low, middle, and high-income countries The Lancet Oncology, March 10, 2014

3 Beta blockers in hypertension: studies and meta-analyses over the years Canadian Journal of Cardiology, March 21, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

4 Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease Circulation Research, February 3, 2014    Review Article

5 Genetic markers of toxicity from capecitabine and other fluorouracil-based regimens: Investigation in the QUASAR2 study, systematic review, and meta-analysis Journal of Clinical Oncology, March 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

6 Tea consumption and prostate cancer: An updated meta-analysis World Journal of Surgical Oncology, February 24, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

7 Statin treatment, new-onset diabetes, and other adverse effects: a systematic review Current Cardiology Reports, February 12, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

8 The antithrombotic effects of statins Annual Review of Medicine, March 20, 2014    Review Article

9 Effect of citalopram on agitation in Alzheimer disease: The CitAD randomized clinical trial JAMA, February 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

10 Current evidence on physical therapy in patients with adhesive capsulitis: What are we missing? Clinical Rheumatology, January 10, 2014    Review Article

11 Tea consumption and the risk of five major cancers: A dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies BMC Cancer, March 18, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

12 U.S. physicians perspective of adult vaccine delivery Annals of Internal Medicine, February 4, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

13 Comparison of pregabalin with pramipexole for restless legs syndrome New England Journal of Medicine, February 14, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

14 Portion sizes for children are predicted by parental characteristics and the amounts parents serve themselves American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, February 13, 2014

15 Is ginger effective for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome? A double blind randomized controlled pilot trial Complementary Therapies in Medicine, March 4, 2014

16 Prevalence of childhood and adult obesity in the United States, 2011-2012 JAMA, February 26, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

17 An inactivated enterovirus 71 vaccine in healthy children New England Journal of Medicine, February 28, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

18 Coffee consumption and prostate cancer risk: An updated meta-analysis Cancer Causes and Control, March 3, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

19 Clevidipine in acute heart failure: results of the a study of blood pressure control in acute heart failure—a pilot study (PRONTO) American Heart Journal, March 27, 2014

20 Diet-induced weight loss: the effect of dietary protein on bone Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, January 6, 2014

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