Friday, 4 January 2013

Inspire Health Research Updates for January 2013

Research Updates for January 2013
Dear Reader:

In this issue, Jacot and colleagues reported that breast cancer patients treated with
chemotherapy were found to be deficient in vitamin D, with corresponding changes in the
regulatory mechanisms of bone homeostasis. Flynn and Reinert found that a diet enriched with
olive oil (rather than a low-fat diet) was better for weight loss in breast cancer survivors. Hwang
and colleagues concluded that patients with lung cancer can benefit from exercise training. Fujiki
and colleagues found that green tea may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer and its recurrence.
Adler and Hansen found that cancer patients can be taught safe acupuncture to reduce the
severity of chemotherapy-induced nausea. Wong et al. reported that an acupuncture-like
treatment may be helpful for radiation-induced xerostomia (dry mouth) in patients with head and
neck cancer. Zaenker et al. found that mistletoe improved the quality of life and metastasesfree
survival of colorectal cancer patients. In our study of the month, Proctor et al. confirmed
the findings of existing literature - that the Glasgow Prognostic Score has value in routine
assessment of cancer patients, regardless of tumour site.



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