Friday, July 01, 2011
Dr. Mark Kris, a cancer specialist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, said the flaxseed results are disappointing
"There were so many testimonials that we thought flaxseed was going to work, but a testimonial is not a rigorous clinical trial result, and that's what our patients deserve," he said.
"Even natural products do have side effects," so it's important to test them in studies such as this one, he said.
My Healthy Today - Menopause Increasing daily calcium will not reduce the risk of fractures in later life
The authors conclude that while low levels of calcium intake (less than 700 mg per day) increase the risk of fractures and osteoporosis, there is no need to start increasing calcium intake above the amount. Increases did not further reduce the fracture and osteoporosis risk.