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2013; Volume 3

Issue 48: Question: How does the use of phenytoin (Dilantin) decrease the concentration of vitamin D?
Issue 40: Question: How can ginkgo cause seizures and possibly even death?
Issue 36: Question: What are the most common proposed mechanisms of action for Ginkgo?
Issue 32: Question: Part 2: What are some common herbal or natural products that should be avoided while breastfeeding?
Issue 28: Question: Part 1: What are some common herbal or natural products that should be avoided while breastfeeding?
Issue 24: Question: Does the use of sunscreen prevent the activation of vitamin D supplements and their ability to increase calcium absorption?
Issue 20: Question: Are there any outcome studies related to cardiovascular disease with the use of red yeast rice (Monascus purpureus) for its lipid lowering properties?
Issue 16: Question: How can the use of vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) supplements prevent or treat neuropathy?
Issue 12: Question: Why must alcoholics with altered mental status receive intravenous vitamin B1 (thiamin) before any glucose infusions are started?
Issue 8: Question: Why do alcoholic patients with vitamin B1 (thiamin) deficiency require the use parenteral instead of oral thiamin replacement therapy?
Issue 4: Question: How effective is red yeast rice (or Xuezhikang) at decreasing cholesterol and lipid parameters?

2010; Volume 2

Issue 48: Question: What cellular or biochemical reactions require the presence of vitamin B1 (Thiamin)?
Issue 44: Question: How does red yeast rice (Monascus purpureus rice) decrease cholesterol levels and possibly the risk for atherosclerosis?
Issue 40: Question: How can the proton pump inhibitor omeprazole cause vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency and thereby increase the risk for macrocytic anemia, hyperhomocysteinemia, and/or neuropathy?
Issue 36: Question: What medications are known to decrease the levels of vitamin B12 in the body and thus put certain patients at risk for developing macrocytic anemia and/or possible neuropathy?


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