Entries by Emma

Pregnancy and Youth Omega-3 on Neurodevelopment and Cognition

Shulkin M, Pimpin L, Bellinger D, et al. Effects of omega-3 supplementation during pregnancy and youth on neurodevelopment and cognition in childhood: a systematic review and meta-analysis. FASEB Journal. 2016 April30;(1): S295.5. BACKGROUND Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids are thought to be crucial for optimal neurodevelopment in early life. OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of omega-3 […]

The DUTCH Complete Now Includes an Oxidative Stress Marker

The New 80HdG Marker Precision Analytical Inc., is excited to announce the addition of a new biomarker, 8-Hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), to the world leader in comprehensive hormone testing, the DUTCH Complete™ hormone panel. Starting the 2nd week of March 2017, healthcare providers and hormone testers will have an expanded picture of their overall health and hormones from […]

Extremely Comprehensive Stool Testing – More than pathogen detection

We live in interesting times. New technologies allow for laboratory identification of microbial species that were previously unavailable or unidentifiable. With the advent of newer technologies, where does that leave the old, reliable laboratory standards? Right on center stage, where they belong. Current DNA technologies, using validated platforms (now used for rapid identification in major […]

Effect of Omega-3 After Acute Myocardial Infarction

BACKGROUND: Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil have been associated with beneficial cardiovascular effects, but their role in modifying cardiac structures and tissue characteristics in patients who have had an acute myocardial infarction while receiving current guideline-based therapy remains unknown. METHODS: In a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, participants presenting with an acute myocardial infarction were […]

Faecal microbes, short chain fatty acids, and colorectal cancer across racial/ethnic groups

AIM: To investigate differences in microbes and short chain fatty acid (SCFA) levels in stool samples from Hispanic and non-Hispanic African American, American Indian, and White participants. METHODS: Stool samples from twenty participants were subjected to analysis for relative levels of viable bacteria and for SCFA levels. Additionally, the samples were subjected to 16S rRNA […]

The Power of Choline for Methylation

Many practitioners are aware that Betaine (aka Trimethylglycine, TMG) is the methyl donor in the BHMT pathway and as it’s alternate name suggests, possesses three chemically reactive methyl groups linked to a nitrogen atom.1   Within the BHMT pathway, Betaine is converted into Dimethylglycine (DMG) after donating one of its three methyl groups to homocysteine, […]