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What are tocotrienols supplements used for?

What are tocotrienols supplements used for?

Vit E: Vitamin e is not a single vitamin, but rather has 8 subtypes, 4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols. Different subtypes are good for different things, and all have value. It is therefore not good to take too much of just one subtype. Vit e should be taken as a mix. ...Read more

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I have read that taking gamma tocotrienols targets prostate cancer stem cells. Is this true?

I have read that taking gamma tocotrienols targets prostate cancer stem cells. Is this true?

No: There's lots of smoke but no fire. Every study has been done in cell culture, and nothing is proven in humans. I did a quick search and the top hits are people selling the supplements. For a scientific answer, see: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11937432. ...Read more

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What is a delta rhythm in electroencephalogram?

What is a delta rhythm in electroencephalogram?

Slow brain activity: Delta rhythm is 0-4 hz activity in the brain seen on eeg. It is normally seen in deep sleep or in patients with brain disease, either focal (tumor, stroke) or generalized (intoxication, dementia). ...Read more

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What is a delta wave on an ecg?

What is a delta wave on an ecg?

Delta wave: Reflects abnormal conduction potentially risking rhythm disturbances;needs formal evaluation by cardiology electrophysiology ...Read more

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Is a delta wave in my ECG harmful?

Is a delta wave in my ECG harmful?

It depends.: Delta waves are present in patients with wolf-parkinson-white syndrome (wpw). This condition can be associated with rapid arrhytmias. In some patients it may be asymptomatic. Patients with serious rhythm disorders can be treated with ablation of the accessory electrical pathway which results in abolition of the arrhythmias. At experienced centers the success rate is very good. ...Read more

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ACTH-16, 5ng/L RANGE=9.0 - 52.0; CORTISOL - 18, 9μg/dL RANGE=6, 2 - 19, 4; DELTA 4-ANDROSTENODIONA - 6, 4ng/mL RANGE = 0, 6 - 3, 1. Any ideas please? Thanks

Why?: The only idea I have is why are you getting all these measurements? Who is your doctor? What's the question? Stop measuring things in the hope of finding something. ...Read more

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Anyone used a delta wave sleep aid?

Anyone used a delta wave sleep aid?

Why would you: Although it is commonly stated that slow wave sleep (stage n3 sleep, stage 3/4 sleep, delta sleep) is needed for sleep to be refreshing, there is no evidence to show that. The amount and continuity of sleep is more important than what stage and how much time in each stage (except that too much time in stage n1 might not be as refreshing). ...Read more

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How does delta-12 prostaglandin j relate to cancer?

How does delta-12 prostaglandin j relate to cancer?

Slim pickings: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21967980 It's toxic to leukemia stem cells in one mouse model, or seemed to be so in one lab. I couldn't find anybody reproducing the work, and stuff that sounds too good to be true usually turns out not to be true. This is being used to get people to take omega-3 pills despite the recent work showing them to be worthless for older claims. Be discerning. ...Read more

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Can you still get infected with HIV if someone is a delta 32 carrier?

Can you still get infected with HIV if someone is a delta 32 carrier?

If you have one: Copy of the mutation in the ccr5 gene, you can get infected but the disease does not progress as easily. If you have two copies, you can't be infected. By one or two copies, i mean we each have 2 copies of the nonsex chromosomes. ...Read more