Specific dietary factors reduce the risk of developing endometriosis

Summary This review by the Medical University of Silesia, Poland, evaluated literature concerning the correlation of diet and the risk of developing endometriosis, a disease of the female reproductive system. The Polish researchers discovered that consuming fruits and vegetables, antioxidant vitamins, B vitamins, fish oils (omega-3 fatty acids), and dairy products rich in calcium and…

Composition of natural compounds reduces symptoms in endometriosis patients

Summary This Italian study aimed to identify natural active ingredients that could reduce various symptoms in endometriosis patients. Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow outside the uterus. For three months, the patients were treated with a micronutrient composition, including quercetin, curcumin, and…

Antioxidant supplementation reduces endometriosis-related pelvic pain

Summary Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow outside the uterus. This condition is associated with increased levels of oxidative stress. The present trial aimed to assess whether antioxidant supplementation can ameliorate endometriosis-associated symptoms like pelvic pain. 59 women with pelvic pain, endometriosis,…

Antioxidant preparation effective in treatment of endometriosis-associated pelvic pain

Summary This Spanish trial aimed to assess the impact of an antioxidant preparation with N-acetyl cysteine and alpha lipoic acid on endometriosis-associated pelvic pain. Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow outside the uterus. 398 endometriosis patients were treated with the preparation for…

Micronutrient supplementation improves PCOS-typical parameters

Summary This Austrian trial evaluated whether a micronutrient preparation containing omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and co-enzyme Q10 can influence specific parameters in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, short PCOS, a disorder involving infrequent, irregular or prolonged menstrual periods. The results showed improved parameters in patients receiving the micronutrient supplement, indicating that various micronutrients benefit women…

Curcumin can help in the prevention and treatment of several common diseases

Summary According to several studies, curcumin could be beneficial in the prevention and treatment of common diseases, including infectious diseases. Curcumin has, among others, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory and anti-microbial effects, making it an effective substance to inhibit related diseases. Additionally, curcumin is inexpensive, does not have any adverse side effects, and could also be a beneficial…

Supplements containing antioxidant micronutrients and glutamine improve wound healing

Summary A study conducted by several German researchers investigated 20 trauma patients with disorders in wound healing. For 14 days, these patients received a supplement containing antioxidant micronutrients. The level of micronutrients and other parameters were measured before and after the supplementation period. Additionally, the period of wound closure was measured. The results showed that…

Mediterranean diet prevents diabetes

Summary This study was performed to test the effects of two Mediterranean diets on the incidence of diabetes. 418 non-diabetic adults aged 55-80 years were randomly assigned to a control group or to one of two Mediterranean Diets, supplemented with either free virgin olive oil or nuts. The researchers found that Mediterranean Diets were effective…