This is a listing of the 60 plus research studies summarized by Rosemary Fisher in her book Research and Recipes on Dementia, Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, and Cancer.

She based her 60 recipes in this book on the studies below and the 140 studies summarized in her other three books.


Abraham A: Magnesium is safe in reduction of incidents of arrhythmias, Journal of Magnesium 9: 177, 1990.

Abraham GE, Grewal H: A total dietary program emphasizing Magnesium instead of Calcium in the treatment of Osteoporosis, Journal of Reproductive Medicine 35: 503-507, 1990.

Abraham GE: The importance of Magnesium in management of primary post-menopausal Osteoporosis, Journal of Nutritional Medicine 2: 165-178, 1991.

Aldercreutz H, Fotsis T, Bannwart C, Wahala: Determination of urinary lignans and phytoestrogen metabolites, potential antiestrogen and anticarcinogens in urine of women on various habitual diets, Steroid Biochem 25: 791-797, 1986.

Aldercreutz H, Fotsis T, Bannwart C, Brunow C, Hose TA: Isotope dilution gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric method of the determination of lignans and isoflavonoids in human urine, including identification of genistein, Chin Chim Acta 199: 263-278, 1991.

Anderson JW, Johnstone BM, Cook-Newell ME: Meta-analysis effects of soy protein intake on serum lipids, New England Journal of Medicine 333: 276-286, 1995.

Author Anonymous: Weight Loss and Yogurt keep you clear of cataracts, Natural Healing Newsletter 8 (89): 8, 1996.

Authors Anonymous: Alpha carotene versus beta carotene, Journal National Cancer Institute 81, 21: 1649, 1990.

Authors Anonymous: American Journal of Dentistry 5: 269, 1992.

Authors Anonymous: Archives of Internal Medicine 151, 3: 593.

Authors Anonymous: ESHA Research, Salem Oregon, Nutrition Action Healthletter: Jan./Feb. 1995.

Authors Anonymous: Health Notes, Your Health: 14, June 13, 1995.

Authors Anonymous: Nutrition Action Healthletter, January and February 1995.

Authors Anonymous: Thiamine in Alzheimer's disease, Annals of Neurology 28-(2): 203-301, 1990.

Authors Anonymous: University of Texas Lifetime Health Letter, September 1994.

Authors Anonymous: Vitamin C, Consumer Reports on Health: March 1994.

Authors Anonymous, University of California at Davis School of Medicine: Calcium, vitamins and other minerals in Yogurt, International Journal of Immunotherapy 7: 205-210, 1992.

Authors Anonymous, University of Illinois: Heat releases beta-carotene and protein better than chewing does, METLIFE, Health Beat Bulletin 2 (1): January 1995.

Bariscoe M, Ragen C: Relation of magnesium on calcium metabolism in man, American Journal of Nutrition 19: 296, 1966.

Barnes S et al: Soy creates compound genistein, Science News 137: 19, 1994.

Block G et al: Fruits and Vegetables Cancer Protection - A Review of the Epidemiological Evidence, Nutrition and Cancer 18 (1): 1992.

Block G: Vitamin C and Cancer, Your Health: July 13, 1993.

Bruce GE: Nutrition and eye disease of the elderly, Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 5: 66- 76, 1994.

Butterworth C Jr et al: Folate Deficiency and Cervical Dysplasia, Journal of American Medical Association 267: 528-533, 1992.

Butterworth RF, Besard AM: Thiamine-dependent enzyme changes in temporal cortex of patient with Alzheimer's Disease, Metal Brain Dis 5: 179-184, 1990.

Carroll KK: Review of clinical studies on cholesterol-lowering response to soy protein, Am Diet Assoc 9: 820-827, 1991.

Cohen L, Kitzes R: Infrared Spectroscopy and Magnesium Content of Bone Mineral in Osteoporotic Women, Israel Journal of Medical Science 17: 1123, 1981.

Cox I, Campbell J, Dowson D: Red blood cell, magnesium and chronic fatigue syndrome, Lancet 337: 757-760, 1991.

Fisher, RC: Osteoporosis, My High Calcium, Low Cholestorol Diet: 7, 1989.

Fisher, RC: Research and Recipes on Osteoporosis, Heart Disease and Cancer: 12-13, 1992.

Haas RH: Thiamine and the brain, Annu Rev Nutr 8: 483-515, 1988.

Hall R: Journal of the American Medical Association: June 25, 1973.

Hallfrisch J: High plasma Vitamin C Associated with high plasma HDL* Cholosterol, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 60: 100-105, 1994.

Hilton E: Yogurt can be an effective treatment for vaginal C. albicans infections, Annals of Internal Medicine 116: 353-357, 1992.

Hoffer A, MD, PhD: Orthomolecular Medicine for Physicians, New Canaan, Conn.: Keats Publishing, Inc., 1989.

Horwitt MK et al: Investigations of Human Requirements of B-Complex Vitamins, National Research Bulletin 116: 1948.

Kahn J: Low Ionized Magnesium Linked to Migraine Headaches, Medical Tribune: 7, May 18, 1995.

Mayne ST, PhD et al: Lung cancer in nonsmokers, Journal of the National Cancer Institute: January 5, 1994.

Meador K, Loring D, Nichols M, Zanrini E, Rivner M, Posas H, Thompson E, Moore E: Preliminary findings of high-dose thiamine in dementia of Alzheimer's type, Journal of Geriatrics, Psychiatry, & Neurology 6: 222-229, 1993.

Meador KJ, Nichols ME, Franke P, Durkin MU, Oberzan RL, Moore EE, Loring DW: Evidence for a central cholinergic effect of high-dose thiamine in dementia of Alzheimer's type disease, Annals of Neurology 34 (5): 724-726, 1993.

Murray F: Alzheimer's Treatment & Causes, Better Nutrition: 11, May, 1990.

Murray F: Compounds found in edible plants may increase resistance to breast and ovarian cancer, Better Nutrition 18, November 18, 1992.

Murray F: The Ups and Downs of Potassium Levels, Better Nutrition: 18, November 1989.

Nolan KA, Black RS, Sheu KFR: Trial of thiamine in Alzheimer's type disease, Archives of Neurology 48: 81-83, 1991.

Orey C: Natural Beauty 20 Secrets to Eternal Youth, Let's Live: March, 1994.

Pauling L: Vitamin C Strengthens Immune System and Destroys Cancer Cells, National Cancer Institute Conference, 1993. Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine 440: Page Mill Road, Palo Alto CA 94306.

Rath M, MD: Today's Breakthroughs: Tomorrow's Cures, Research Summary, Matthias Rath, MD, Health Now, 387 Ivy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.

Reichman M, Hayes et al: Vitamin A and subsequent development of prostate cancer, First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, Epidemiologic Follow-Up Study, Cancer Research 50: 2311-2315, 1990.

Reid I, Ames R, Evans M, Gamble D, Sharpe S: Increasing ability to absorb calcium, New England Journal of Medicine 328: 833, 1993.

Salmon DP, Thal LU, Butters N, Heidel WC: Low folic acid levels - high homocysteine levels may be risk for heart disease, New England Journal of Medicine 332: 286, 1995.

Schwartz J: Vitamin C important anti-oxidant that directly neutralizes free radicals and is part of glutathione peroxidase pathway for repairing oxidative lipid membrane, Journal of Clinical Nutrition 59: 110-114, 1994.

Seelig MS: Increased magnesium need with use of combined estrogen and calcium for Osteoporosis, Magnesium Research 3: 197-215, 1990.

Seelig MS: The Requirement of Magnesium by the Normal Adult, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition XIV: 342, 1964.

Singh RB: A high-fat diet can steal both magnesium and calcium, Journal Magnesium 9: 255, 1990.

Stendig-Lindberg G, MD: Medical Tribune: July 22, l993.

Wahlquist ML, FRACP: Soy mimics female hormone estrogen, British Medical Journal 301: 905-6, 1990.

Young V, Scrimshaw S: Soybean protein is capable of supporting body's need for amino acids, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 59: SS, 12035-12125, 1994.

Zaman Z, Roche S, Fielder P et al:  Plasma concentrations of Vitamin A and E Carotenoids in Alzheimer's Disease,Age & Aging 21: 91-94, 1992.


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