NCCAM Clinical Digest: Alzheimer’s Disease and CAM

According to the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s disease affects nearly 4.5 million Americans and is the most common form of dementia in the elderly. Alzheimer’s disease is an incurable disease with a slow progression beginning with mild memory loss and ending with severe brain damage and death. While no treatment is proven to stop Alzheimer’s … Read more

In the News: Study Shows Vitamin E Supplements Increase Incidence of Prostate Cancer

An updated analysis of data from the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) showed that vitamin E supplements significantly increased the incidence of prostate cancer in healthy men. At a median followup of 7 years, the researchers observed that the incidence of prostate cancer was increased by 17 percent in men who received the vitamin E supplement alone … Read more

Vitamin E Supplements Increase Incidence of Prostate Cancer, According to SELECT Study

A vitamin E supplement significantly increased the incidence of prostate cancer in healthy men, according to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The findings are from an updated analysis from the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT)—a study of more than 35,000 relatively healthy men aged 50 or older. SELECT was … Read more

Effects of Chromium Picolinate in People at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

The dietary supplement chromium picolinate does not improve insulin resistance or impaired glucose tolerance in people at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study published in the journal Endocrine Practice. Previous research has suggested that chromium picolinate may help people with type 2 diabetes by improving insulin resistance and increasing the body’s sensitivity … Read more

Effects of Chromium Picolinate in People at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

The dietary supplement chromium picolinate does not improve insulin resistance or impaired glucose tolerance in people at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study published in the journal Endocrine Practice. Previous research has suggested that chromium picolinate may help people with type 2 diabetes by improving insulin resistance and increasing the body’s sensitivity … Read more

Message From the Director: Ancient Practice Meets Modern Science

We often hear the rationale for why people turn to a particular complementary or alternative practice is that the approach has been used for thousands of years. However, years of practice do not substitute for rigorous science and evidence-based medicine. Yet the two are not mutually exclusive. NCCAM Message From the Director: Ancient Practice Meets … Read more

Message From the Director: Ancient Practice Meets Modern Science

We often hear the rationale for why people turn to a particular complementary or alternative practice is that the approach has been used for thousands of years. However, years of practice do not substitute for rigorous science and evidence-based medicine. Yet the two are not mutually exclusive. NCCAM Message From the Director: Ancient Practice Meets … Read more

NCCAM Twitter Chat

NCCAM is pleased to announce its first Twitter Chat. This is an opportunity to ask an information specialist questions about complementary and alternative medicine and general health. No registration is necessary—all you need is an active Twitter account. The NCCAM Twitter page can be found at twitter.com/nccam. Join the chat using this hashtag: #NCCAMchat NCCAM … Read more