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A Practical Logic of Cognitive Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
AASRI Procedia     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Academic Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 1.655, CiteScore: 2)
Academic Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.015, CiteScore: 2)
Accident Analysis & Prevention     Partially Free   (Followers: 90, SJR: 1.462, CiteScore: 3)
Accounting Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.932, CiteScore: 2)
Accounting, Organizations and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 1.771, CiteScore: 3)
Achievements in the Life Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Astronautica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 407, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Automatica Sinica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Acta Biomaterialia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.967, CiteScore: 7)
Acta Colombiana de Cuidado Intensivo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Acta de Investigación Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Ecologica Sinica     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.18, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Haematologica Polonica     Free   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.128, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Histochemica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.661, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Materialia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 246, SJR: 3.263, CiteScore: 6)
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Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.542, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Oecologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.834, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Otorrinolaringologica (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription  
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Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.793, CiteScore: 6)
Acta Poética     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Psychologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.331, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Sociológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Tropica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.052, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Urológica Portuguesa     Open Access  
Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.374, CiteScore: 1)
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Actualites Pharmaceutiques     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Actualites Pharmaceutiques Hospitalieres     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Acupuncture and Related Therapies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Acute Pain     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.671, CiteScore: 5)
Ad Hoc Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.53, CiteScore: 4)
Addictive Behaviors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.29, CiteScore: 3)
Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.755, CiteScore: 2)
Additive Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 2.611, CiteScore: 8)
Additives for Polymers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 142, SJR: 4.09, CiteScore: 13)
Advanced Engineering Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.167, CiteScore: 4)
Advanced Powder Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.277, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Agronomy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 2.384, CiteScore: 5)
Advances in Anesthesia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Antiviral Drug Design     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Advances In Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.572, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Biological Regulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.61, CiteScore: 7)
Advances in Botanical Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.686, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Cancer Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 3.043, CiteScore: 6)
Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biochemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.453, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.992, CiteScore: 5)
Advances in Cell Aging and Gerontology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Membranes and Organelles     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Advances in Chemical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.713, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.316, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Clinical Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.562, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Colloid and Interface Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.977, CiteScore: 8)
Advances in Computers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.205, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Developmental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Digestive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in DNA Sequence-Specific Agents     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Drug Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Advances in Ecological Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43, SJR: 2.524, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Engineering Software     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.159, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Experimental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44, SJR: 5.39, CiteScore: 8)
Advances in Exploration Geophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Fluorine Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Food and Nutrition Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 54, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Fuel Cells     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Advances in Genetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.354, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Genome Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 12.74, CiteScore: 13)
Advances in Geophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.193, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Heat Transfer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.749, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Human Factors/Ergonomics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.193, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Immunology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36, SJR: 4.433, CiteScore: 6)
Advances in Inorganic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.163, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Insect Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.938, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Integrative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.176, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Intl. Accounting     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Life Course Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.682, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Lipobiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Magnetic and Optical Resonance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Marine Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.88, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 3.027, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Medical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Medicinal Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Microbial Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.158, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Molecular and Cell Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Advances in Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Molecular Toxicology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.182, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Nanoporous Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Oncobiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Organ Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Organometallic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.875, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Parallel Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.174, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Parasitology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.579, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Pediatrics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Pharmacology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.536, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.574, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Phytomedicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Plant Pathology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Porous Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Protein Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.791, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 62)
Advances in Quantum Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.371, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Radiation Oncology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.263, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Space Biology and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Space Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 395, SJR: 0.569, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Surgery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.555, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 2.208, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Veterinary Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Advances in Veterinary Science and Comparative Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Advances in Virus Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 2.262, CiteScore: 5)
Advances in Water Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 1.551, CiteScore: 3)
Aeolian Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.117, CiteScore: 3)
Aerospace Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 340, SJR: 0.796, CiteScore: 3)
AEU - Intl. J. of Electronics and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.42, CiteScore: 2)
African J. of Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.296, CiteScore: 0)
Ageing Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 3.671, CiteScore: 9)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 442, SJR: 1.238, CiteScore: 3)
Agri Gene     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.818, CiteScore: 5)
Agricultural Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 1.156, CiteScore: 4)
Agricultural Water Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 1.272, CiteScore: 3)
Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Agriculture and Natural Resources     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 1.747, CiteScore: 4)
Ain Shams Engineering J.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.589, CiteScore: 3)
Air Medical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.26, CiteScore: 0)
AKCE Intl. J. of Graphs and Combinatorics     Open Access   (SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Alcohol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.153, CiteScore: 3)
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Alergologia Polska : Polish J. of Allergology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Alexandria Engineering J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.604, CiteScore: 3)
Alexandria J. of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.191, CiteScore: 1)
Algal Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.142, CiteScore: 4)
Alkaloids: Chemical and Biological Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Allergologia et Immunopathologia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.504, CiteScore: 1)
Allergology Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.148, CiteScore: 2)
Alpha Omegan     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 3.521, CiteScore: 6)
ALTER - European J. of Disability Research / Revue Européenne de Recherche sur le Handicap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.201, CiteScore: 1)
Alzheimer's & Dementia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 4.66, CiteScore: 10)
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.796, CiteScore: 4)
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.108, CiteScore: 3)
Ambulatory Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
American Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 3.267, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 1.93, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Emergency Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.604, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
American J. of Geriatric Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.524, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Human Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 7.45, CiteScore: 8)
American J. of Infection Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.062, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Kidney Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 2.973, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
American J. of Medicine Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.967, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Obstetrics and Gynecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 204, SJR: 2.7, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63, SJR: 3.184, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Ophthalmology Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.265, CiteScore: 0)
American J. of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.289, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Otolaryngology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.59, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 2.139, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 2.164, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 1.141, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of the Medical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.767, CiteScore: 1)
Ampersand : An Intl. J. of General and Applied Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anaerobe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.144, CiteScore: 3)
Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 62, SJR: 0.138, CiteScore: 0)
Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.411, CiteScore: 1)
Anales de Cirugia Vascular     Full-text available via subscription  
Anales de Pediatría     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.277, CiteScore: 0)
Anales de Pediatría (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription  
Anales de Pediatría Continuada     Full-text available via subscription  
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 4.849, CiteScore: 10)
Analytica Chimica Acta     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 1.512, CiteScore: 5)
Analytical Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 173, SJR: 0.633, CiteScore: 2)
Analytical Chemistry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.411, CiteScore: 2)
Analytical Spectroscopy Library     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Anesthésie & Réanimation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Anesthesiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.683, CiteScore: 2)
Angiología     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.121, CiteScore: 0)
Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Animal Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 190, SJR: 1.58, CiteScore: 3)

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Advances in Integrative Medicine
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.176
Number of Followers: 6  
 
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Online) 2212-9588
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  • How can mindfulness-led breathing of qigong/Tai Chi work on qi and the
           meridian network'
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 30 July 2018Source: Advances in Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Chungda LeeAbstractIt is known that Chinese qigong, including medical, meditative and martial arts qigong, comprises 3 modalities: mindfulness training, breathing manipulation and body posture. Qi of qi-gong is the vital energy of the body, and gong is the training skill of generating stimuli to work on and with qi. However, little attention has been paid on the mediators and biological mechanisms of qigong. The purpose of this article is to propose a theoretical framework to support the hypothesis that the integrative skill of mindfulness-led breathing (MLB) with accordant body posture (a critical component) generates mechanical stimuli (mediators) to produce changes on meridian network (mechanisms). Of note, recent studies have proposed that the meridian qi is biologically and anatomically consistent with the extracellular fluid within interstitial spaces and is the major source of lymph. MLB recruits primary and accessory respiratory muscles and produces pressure gradients in the entire body. Experimental data suggest that pressure gradients generated by active respiratory muscle contraction is required to support an efficient lymphatic drainage. MLB-contracted respiratory muscles (yin) and accordant extending body postures (yang) coincide with the yin-yang theory creating tensional forces to distend the joints and stretch the meridian network. Emergent advances in mechanobiology of connective tissues underpin the substantial effects of mechanical stretch in regulating tissue homeostasis. Therefore, this article claims that mechanical stimuli generated by qigong bring about the balancing of qi-blood and regulation of meridian network in addition to emotional regulation, which are all pivotal to the integrity of mind-body health.
       
  • Naturopathic Medical Student Empathy and Burnout: A Preliminary Study
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: Advances in Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Matthew Hicks, Douglas HanesAbstractBackgroundMany studies have demonstrated empathy decline in medical students over the course of training. Burnout negatively affects academic or professional performance and has been negatively correlated with empathy. Neither empathy nor burnout has been previously studied in naturopathic medical students.ObjectiveThe aims of this cross-sectional study were to (1) compare empathy at different levels of training, (2) describe the prevalence of burnout, and (3) identify correlations between empathy and burnout, in naturopathic medical students.MethodsThis cross-sectional study used the Interpersonal Reactivity Index and Maslach Burnout Inventory to measure empathy and burnout, respectively, in an online survey of current naturopathic medical students at one institution.Results1) There was no significant difference in empathy between any cohorts or between those in internship versus those not in internship. 2) Among burnout outcomes, 42% of participants met criteria for emotional exhaustion, 19% for depersonalization, and 64% for low sense of personal accomplishment. 3) Cognitive empathy was positively correlated with affective empathy and a higher sense of personal accomplishment and negatively correlated with emotional exhaustion and depersonalization.ConclusionsWhile a longitudinal study would provide more definitive evidence, this study suggests that empathy in naturopathic medical students is relatively stable over the course of training. It also demonstrates that burnout is prevalent in this population and has an inverse relationship with empathy. Interventions to prevent burnout and increase empathy are discussed.
       
  • Use of Rigid Tape in Conjunction with Kinesio® Tape to Treat Post-Stroke
           Shoulder Pain: A Case Report
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 July 2018Source: Advances in Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Natalia Noce, Caitlin Brady, Kimberly Hreha
       
  • The Effects of a Holistic-Patient-Centered Approach on Breast Cancer
           Relative Dose Intensity
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 2 July 2018Source: Advances in Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Rebecca Louison, Jennifer E. Lee, Victoria Roe, Chirantan GhoshAbstractPurposeA critical component of breast cancer (BC) chemotherapy effectiveness is Relative Dose Intensity (RDI), as
       
  • Setting an agenda for strengthening the evidence-base for traditional and
           complementary medicines: Perspectives from an expert forum in Australia
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 June 2018Source: Advances in Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Rachel Canaway, Matthew Leach, Jennifer HunterAbstractObjectivesTo explore the challenges regarding evidence and complementary medicine in Australia and identify potential future directions to develop leadership, action and debate.DesignFacilitated discussion among a roundtable of experts to identify and consider the relevant issues and potential actions.MethodsPurposive sampling of 17 expert stakeholders with a variety of experience in the traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) arena. Thematic analysis of the half-day discussion transcript resulted in a framework for a broad agenda to support the development of appropriate evidence for T&CM.ResultsFive key areas (with sub-themes) were identified, forming the backbone of an agenda-setting framework: focus areas; strategies; actions and outputs; barriers; and drivers of change. ‘Focus areas’ encapsulated the main themes and informed all key areas, these were: consumer perspectives and needs; hierarchies of evidence; safety of products, practitioners and practices; modernisation of T&CM; regulation and policy; and evidence-based practice. Two recurring themes informed the framework at multiple levels: the complexity and varied understanding of what is ‘appropriate evidence’ for T&CM; and putting consumers at the centre – to ensure that their needs and safety are prioritised. Lack of resources for undertaking T&CM research necessitates the need to bring together information from multiple sources so that ‘totalities of evidence’ can be assessed to increase the T&CM evidence-base. Doing so requires reassessment of the relative value of traditional forms of evidence and challenges current linear evidence hierarchies that prioritise clinical trials as the ‘gold standard’.ConclusionsThis Australian agenda-setting framework for strengthening T&CM evidence requires an interdisciplinary leadership group (including consumer, clinician, academic and industry representatives) to build consensus, foster collaboration, and generate and disseminate information. Prioritising the perspectives and needs of consumers should be a primary focus in taking the ‘strengthening evidence for T&CM’ agenda forward.
       
  • Adding a narrative practitioner perspective section to case report
           publications
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 June 2018Source: Advances in Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Bevin Clare, Marybeth Missenda, John CourieAbstractClinical case reports are opportunities to disseminate information on unique diagnoses and treatments through the reporting of objective and scientific data supplemented by the patient’s perspective on the outcomes. The practitioner has traditionally removed their own narrative which includes perspectives and bias relating to the encounter. The absence of this practitioner narrative in published case reports reflects an incomplete picture of the therapeutic relationship and can directly impact the applicability to clinical practice. Although guidelines on publishing case reports are focused on providing complete and transparent information from which to inform research design and allow aggregation for data analysis, the physician’s narrative involves the awareness of bias, distractions and recognition of shared experiences which influence the therapeutic relationship. In this paper we propose a three-phase process culminating in the inclusion of a physician narrative in published case reports to better reflect the humanity present in patient care.
       
  • Breastfeeding Difficulties: The Role of Integrative Medicine [IM] in
           Breastfeeding Support
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 April 2018Source: Advances in Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Morns Melissa, Bowman Diana, Steel Amie
       
  • The potential downstream effects of proposed changes in Australian private
           health insurance policy: The case for naturopathy
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 4 April 2018Source: Advances in Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Matthew J. Leach, Amie SteelAbstractThe Australian government has recently announced major reforms to the private health insurance (PHI) system. Amongst the changes are the removal of government-subsidised PHI rebates for consultations with most unregistered complementary medicine practitioners, including naturopathy. However, there are several doubts about these reforms, as this commentary explains, which primarily relate to (1) the basis of the decision, and (2) the consequences of the proposed changes. In terms of the former, an insufficient clinical evidence base was claimed to be the main driver of this decision. However, the evidence informing this decision had several limitations, and in the case of naturopathy, was somewhat contradictory. The absence of enforceable standards (from statutory registration) was another factor contributing to the decision; yet, for naturopathy, this has largely been the product of government inaction, rather than a lack of action from the profession. In terms of the downstream effects of these reforms, these could be considerable, including mass membership withdrawal from ancillary (extras) cover and cost-shifting to the public health sector; potentially leading to a rise in PHI premiums, increased demand for general practice services, and a rise in the number of avoidable hospitalisations. The proposed changes also deviate from international standards and declarations, and contravene key performance indicators of a quality health care system. In light of these concerns, the commentary calls for an immediate rethink of the intended PHI reforms, at least for naturopathy.
       
  • Medical synopsis: New metabolic markers to help diagnosis and assess
           disease progression for Alzheimer’s disease, normal pressure
           hydrocephalus and brain tumours
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2018Source: Advances in Integrative Medicine, Volume 5, Issue 1Author(s): Janet Schloss, Jason Rainforest
       
  • Will evidence ever trump controversy in discussion and debate on
           integrative medicine'
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2018Source: Advances in Integrative Medicine, Volume 5, Issue 1Author(s):
       
  • The Palaeolithic diet and cardiometabolic syndrome: Can an ancient diet be
           the way of the future'
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2018Source: Advances in Integrative Medicine, Volume 5, Issue 1Author(s): Bradley J. McEwen
       
  • Characteristics of fasting users among internal medicine patients in
           Germany
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2018Source: Advances in Integrative Medicine, Volume 5, Issue 1Author(s): Romy Lauche, Jon Wardle, Thomas Ostermann, Jon Adams, Jost Langhorst, Gustav Dobos, Andreas Michalsen, Holger CramerAbstractAimThe aim of this cross-sectional analysis was to identify sociodemographic, and health related predictors for fasting use among patients of a large integrative internal medicine ward.MethodsA cross-sectional analysis was conducted among patients being referred to a hospital for internal and integrative medicine. Patients’ ever-use of fasting for their primary medical complaint and their perceptions of benefit and harm were assessed. The potential predictors of fasting use included sociodemographic characteristics, health behaviour, internal medicine diagnosis, health, satisfaction with health, and health locus of control; and they were analysed using multiple logistic regression analysis.ResultsOf 2144 respondents, 15.8% reported having used fasting, with 61.2% reporting perceived benefits and 3.9% harms due to use. Fasting use was positively associated with higher education, being diagnosed with osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia and regular fast food use, while patients with inflammatory bowel diseases, smokers, alcohol abstinent people and those with a high external social health locus of control were less likely to use fasting. A good health status and high internal locus of control were positively associated with the perception of fasting as helpful, while part-time employment, being diagnosed with inflammatory bowel diseases and being alcohol abstinent were negatively associated with perceived helpfulness.ConclusionThere is significant use of therapeutic fasting by integrative medicine patients in Germany, with high self-reported benefit and low self-reported harms. Use of fasting by patients was not related to evidence of efficacy of fasting for their condition, with other factors being more predictive of fasting use.
       
  • Pilot clinical trial of constitutional hydrotherapy in HIV+ adults
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2018Source: Advances in Integrative Medicine, Volume 5, Issue 1Author(s): Jamie Corroon, Cima Pillsbury, Abigail Wojcikiewicz, Aimee Huyck, Celeste Saenz, Masahiro Takakura, Steven Milkis, Ryan BradleyAbstractBackgroundHIV+ adults have reduced quality of life due to disease-related morbidity and adverse events related to standard medical therapy. Constitutional hydrotherapy is a traditional treatment reported to improve immune function and general well-being. Clinical research on hydrotherapy is needed.ObjectiveTo evaluate the short-term tolerability, safety and clinical effects of twice-weekly constitutional hydrotherapy treatments over a 6-week period in HIV+ adults.MethodsThe present study was an eight-week pilot clinical trial of fifteen HIV+ adults receiving twelve constitutional hydrotherapy treatments each over 6 weeks in an academic, Naturopathic medical clinic.Outcome measuresRetention in the trial, adverse events, CD4+ count, viral load, and clinical chemistries, including TNF-alpha levels, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and C-reactive protein. Other measures included anthropometrics and quality of life as measured by the RAND 36-Item Short Form Survey (SF-36). Two-sided, paired t-tests for homogeneity were applied to the difference in outcome variables between baseline and exit interviews.Results12 of 15 participants completed the study per protocol. Treatments were well-tolerated and without any reported “Severe” side effects. No statistically significant adverse changes were observed in hematologic or inflammatory biomarkers, or anthropometric measures. There were no significant changes in CD4+ count or viral load. Changes in clinical chemistries were non-significant, except for a reduction on sodium concentration (139.6 mmol/L ± 1.7 to 137.5 ± 1.8; p = 0.005). A non-significant decrease in mean hs-CRP was observed (7.5 mg/L, ± 14.2 to 1.7 mg/L, ± 1.4, p = 0.21) with an absolute decrease in hs-CRP in each of the three participants with elevated hs-CRP levels at baseline. A non-significant reduction in systolic blood pressure (SBP) was observed (mean change −7.7 mmHg, p = 0.22) with 58% of participants experiencing reductions in SBP. Mean percent body fat decreased significantly (22.3 ± 4.0 to 20.7 ± 5.2, p 
       
  • Diarrhoea management practices and child health outcomes in Nigeria:
           Sub-national analysis
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2018Source: Advances in Integrative Medicine, Volume 5, Issue 1Author(s): Akanni Ibukun Akinyemi, Adeniyi F. Fagbamigbe, Elizabeth Omoluabi, Ojo Melvin Agunbiade, Samuel Olanipekun AdebayoAbstractIntroductionThis paper examined the management of diarrhoea at sub-national levels with the aim of providing an analytic view towards linking diarrhoea management to sources of care within the Nigeria context.MethodsWe used the 2013 NDHS data. Based on the 2004 WHO/UNICEF guidelines, we classified the quality of diarrhoea management practice as good, fair or poor. Having ‘Good’ diarrhoea management is our dependent variable. Descriptive statistics, Chi-square statistics, logistic regression models and life table techniques were used to analyse the data. All analyses were carried out using Stata version 13, weighted and adjusted for survey design and sampling errors at 5% significance level.ResultsThe overall prevalence of diarrhoea was 9% with 6% among 0–6 months old children and 16% among those aged 7–23 months. Diarrhoea prevalence was highest in the North-East region of Nigeria (16%). Prevalence was 10% among children whose mothers had no education and 11% among children from the poorest households. Quality of diarrhoea management was significantly associated with child’s age, mother’s age, wealth quintile, place where treatments were taken, health care accessibility, parental education, having blood in stool, quality of water and open defecation. Children who had care from the hospital were over 8 times more likely to experience good diarrhoea management compared with other children who didn’t receive care from hospitals (OR = 8.18, 95% CI: 5.73–11.69). Furthermore, children from urban areas (OR = 2.03, 95% CI: 1.58–2.60) or whose mother reported access to modern health care services (OR = 2.23, 95% CI: 1.72–2.88) were more likely to experience good diarrhoea management. Child survival increased with higher levels of good diarrhoea management.ConclusionIn Nigeria, treatment of childhood diarrhoea at home and in the community is not as effective as that obtained from the health facility.
       
  • The creative psychosocial genomic healing experience (CPGHE) and gene
           expression in breast cancer patients: A feasibility study
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2018Source: Advances in Integrative Medicine, Volume 5, Issue 1Author(s): Francisco V. Muñoz, Linda LarkeyAbstractBackgroundBiomarkers associated with inflammation and immune function are increasingly being used to examine mechanisms of the effects of mind-body therapies. Less researched are biomarkers associated with cognitive and executive functioning in the study of mind-body therapy mechanisms and effects. This study explored the feasibility of recruiting breast cancer patients (BCPs) and implementation fidelity of participation in a research project utilizing the 4-stage Creative Psychosocial Genomic Healing Experience (CPGHE), a mind-body protocol that is theorized to create epigenetic effects via targeted psychological change in emotional triggers in coping with cancer.MethodsEight BCPs were identified as eligible (stages I, II, III, early phases of treatment) and five consented to one of two intervention groups (allocated to a single session or two sessions of CPGHE). Blood draws were examined pre- and post-intervention for a stress/inflammation gene expression marker, Nuclear Factor kappa-B (NF-kB), and three markers associated with synaptic plasticity undergirding cognitive and executive functioning: Early Growth Response 1 (EGR1), activity-regulated cytoskeleton-associated protein (Arc), and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).ResultsOne consented BCP dropped out due to illness. The remaining four adhered to the 4-stage CPGHE protocol and found the CPGHE experience beneficial. Blood samples for the gene expression results were collected and processed according to planned protocol without incident.ConclusionImplementing the CPGHE and achieving good adherence among a sample of BCPs is feasible. Processing of blood samples collected from BCPs for gene expression data is also feasible.
       
  • Use of fish-oil: Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) or eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
           for chronic psychological stress
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2018Source: Advances in Integrative Medicine, Volume 5, Issue 1Author(s): Constance Lay Lay Saw
       
  • Towards an implementation science of complementary health care: Some
           initial considerations for guiding safe, effective clinical
           decision-making
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2018Source: Advances in Integrative Medicine, Volume 5, Issue 1Author(s): Amie Steel, Frances Rapport, Jon AdamsAbstractBackgroundThe effective translation of research findings into clinical practice is a significant challenge to the evidence-based practice movement. In response, implementation science (IS) – the study and application of methods to facilitate the integration of research findings and evidence into healthcare policy and practice – has emerged over recent years.DiscussionWhile IS has been developed for a wide range of health care settings and disciplines, there has been a paucity of critical discourse on the role of IS in complementary medicine (CM) practice – an area of health care that has gained increasing popularity across many countries and in addition, introduces a number of unique and significant challenges with regards to IS and research translation. In addressing this significant knowledge gap, this paper identifies a number of core features and considerations instrumental in progressing the examination and application of IS to CM-related practice and clinical decision-making.SummaryIS (and its scientific study/practice) is a contemporary scholarly field that cannot be dismissed by those invested in ensuring that CM research is, and remains, practice-, practitioner- and patient-relevant.
       
  • At the crossroads: Integrative Radiation Oncology in Australia
    • Abstract: Publication date: April 2018Source: Advances in Integrative Medicine, Volume 5, Issue 1Author(s): Darren Hunter, Nigel AndersonAbstractIntegrative Oncology is an emerging field internationally that aims to amalgamate evidence-based complementary therapies with mainstream medical practices. This editorial outlines the key issues surrounding the development of Integrative Oncology for Australian cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. Further discussion considers current research for the efficacy of concurrent CAM in the setting of radiotherapy and the numerous obstacles to a truly integrative model of cancer care in Australia; including financial/research limitations and clinician acceptance.
       
  • Induction of remission in moderate-to-severe steroid refractory ulcerative
           colitis using patient-driven non-pharmacologic therapy
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 March 2018Source: Advances in Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Alice M. Lee, Rohan Mandaliya, Mark C. Mattar
       
  • Medical synopsis: New metabolic markers to help diagnosis and assess
           disease progression for Alzheimer's disease, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
           and Brain Tumours
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 March 2018Source: Advances in Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Janet Schloss
       
  • Aegle Marmelos Leaf Juice As A Complementary Therapy To Control Type 2
           Diabetes - Randomised Controlled Trial In Gujarat, India
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 March 2018Source: Advances in Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Vinita Nigam, Vanisha S. NambiarAbstractObjectiveTo compare the clinical efficacy of Aegle Marmelos (L.) Correa (AMLC) leaf juice (supplementation (20 g/100 ml) for 60 days among type 2 diabetes mellitus subjects.DesignRandomized-controlled trial.SettingVeraval. Gir-Somnath, Gujarat, India.InterventionConfirmed Type 2 diabetes mellitus subjects (n = 60), were randomly divided to experimental (n = 30) AMLC leaf juice supplementation (20 g/100 ml) and Control group (n = 30) for 8 weeks. Main outcome measures: body-mass-index (BMI), body-fat-percent (BF%), Systolic and Diastolic blood pressure (BP), Fasting blood Glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin and Post prandial bolld glucose (FBG, HbA1c and PPBG), Total, High, Low and Very low density Lipoproteins and Triglycerides (TC, HDL, LDL-cholesterol and TG), C-reactive protein (CRP), liver enzyme tests serum glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase and, serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT and SGOT), kidney function tests (Creatinine), total protein (TP, Albumin, globulin) and Serum Ferric Reducing Antioxidant Potential (serum FRAP).ResultsAt 4 weeks, significant reduction was recorded in blood pressure SBP- 6.45%; DBP- 4.6%, FBG & HbA1c-20%; PPBG-15%; Total Cholesterol (TC-8%), LDL-15%), Triglycerides (TG-11%), liver functions SGOT-19% and, SGPT-13%, increase in serum FRAP-18%) in the subjects of EG post supplementation compared to baseline. When compared to control group, it reduced BF%, FBG, HbA1c, cholesterol, TG, LDL-cholesterol, CRP and raised HDL-cholesterol as well as improved antioxidant activity.ConclusionAMLC leaf juice supplementation (20 g/100 ml) for 60 days showed improvement in all bio-chemical parameters of type 2 diabetes mellitus, with enhanced efficacy and negligible adverse-effects. This juice can therefore, be supplemented along with oral hypoglycemic drugs to keep the above parameters in control. AMLC leaf being easily available and low cost, can be used as complementary therapy in the management of diabetes possibly due to presence of active components, aegelin 2, scopoletin and sitosterol in the leaf.Trial Registration No: The study was approved by Ethics Committee of Department
       
  • A case report of a novel, integrative approach to Hashimoto’s
           thyroiditis with unexpected results
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 March 2018Source: Advances in Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Nicole Avard, Suzanne J. GrantAbstractBackgroundHashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) is an autoimmune illness of the thyroid gland. The presence of thyroid antibodies (Thyroglobulin Antibodies and Peroxidase Antibodies) is suggestive of the diagnosis. Patients can have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis without the presence of thyroid antibodies. The treatment of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is usually expectant observation of the thyroid function and subsequent exogenous thyroid hormone replacement, if deemed appropriate. This case report outlines a novel approach that led to an improvement in symptoms, and a reduction in one thyroid antibody, for a young woman.CaseA 23 year old woman diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, 8 months prior, presented at her initial visit with symptoms of extreme fatigue, anxiety and hair loss. Her thyroid antibodies were strongly positive, with a normal TSH. She was commenced on a three-tiered integrative treatment plan, implemented by the clinic naturopath and general practitioner, working in a collaborative care model. This involved a gluten and grain free diet, support of her methylation cycle and anti-oxidant capacity with micronutrients, and stress management.ConclusionOver a treatment period of 15 months, using an integrative approach, she experienced clinical improvement in her symptoms and return to functional daily life, as well as a significant reduction in thyroid antibodies.
       
  • Medical synopsis: Should we be going nuts for good health'
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 21 February 2018Source: Advances in Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Bradley J. McEwen
       
  • Medical Synopsis: Sugar and cardiometabolic disease - should we be
           quitting sugar'
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 21 February 2018Source: Advances in Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Bradley J. McEwen
       
  • Medical Synopsis: The cardiometabolic benefits of chocolate - can
           chocolate be the elusive elixir to optimum health'
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 February 2018Source: Advances in Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Bradley J. McEwen
       
  • Pharmacist's Knowledge and Attitudes towards Complementary and Alternative
           Medicine in Saudi Arabia: A Cross-Sectional Study
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 February 2018Source: Advances in Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Lamya Alnaim, Saja Almazrou, Maha Alsunbul, Alaa Alhaji, Amani Alenazi, Sahar AlboamiAbstractObjectiveComplementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is defined as a domain of diverse medical and healthcare systems, practices, and products that are not considered as a significant part of conventional medicine. The study has aimed to assess hospital and clinical pharmacist perceptions, experience, and knowledge toward CAM; and determined commonly used information resources to answer CAM-related inquiries.DesignThe study has incorporated cross-sectional analysis using a questionnaire developed by item generation through a review of scientific literature and focus groups.MethodsMost survey questions were adapted from ‘Rural Australian community pharmacists’ views on complementary and alternative medicine. A total of 199 pharmacists completed the survey.Results20% of the participants indicated that they have completed their post-graduation in CAM qualification. It has been evaluated that 53% of the participants did not believe in the safety of CAM, and about 60% of participants were confident in discussing CAM therapy with the patients. Internet was the common route, used by participants to search for information regarding CAM. The relationship between different demographic variables and the attitude score of the participants was statistically significant (P = 0.015). This is because pharmacists, who received postgraduate CAM qualification, had higher attitude score as compared to those, who did not receive post-graduate CAM qualification. There were also statistically significant differences (P = 0.008) amongst the pharmacists, who frequently, sometimes, occasionally, or never recommend complementary medicine to the patients.ConclusionPharmacists play an important role in ensuring that CAMs are used safely and appropriately; therefore, they need to be better informed about CAMs and better able to advise patients, seeking alternative remedies.
       
  • Red yeast rice as an adjunct to sertraline for treatment of depression in
           patients with percutaneous coronary intervention: Placebo-controlled trial
           
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 February 2018Source: Advances in Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Parisa Divsalar, Ahmad Ali Noorbala, E. Moazen-Zadeh, Morteza Jafarinia, Mansour Shakiba, Nazila Shahmansouri, Maryam Ghazizadeh-Hashemi, Farnaz Etesam, Shahin AkhondzadehAbstractObjectivesRed yeast rice (RYR) has demonstrated neuroprotective effects in animal studies. The aim of this study was to access the efficacy of RYR for treatment of depression in patients with recent history of percutaneous coronary intervention.DesignThis was a 6-week double-blind placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial.SettingParticipants included outpatient men and women aged 18 to 60 years old with history of coronary angioplasty, diagnosis of major depressive disorder based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), and Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) score of ≥20. Candidates were excluded in case of any other DSM-V disorders, use of lipid lowering agents in the last two weeks, elevated serum aminotransferases or serum LDL ≤ 80 mg/dL.InterventionsPatients received sertraline (200 mg/day) plus either red yeast rice commercially available capsules (2400 mg/day) containing 10.05 mg/day lovastatin or placebo.Main outcome measuresThe primary outcome was the difference in mean change of the HDRS score from baseline to endpoint between the two treatment arms.ResultsThe primary outcome approached significance (Mean difference in score change(CI95%) = −1.24 (−2.51 to 0.03), p = .056) and was accompanied by a significant time × treatment interaction effect [Two-way ANOVA: F (df, mean square) = 4.42 (2, 13.687), p = .015]. There was no significant difference between the two treatment arms in terms of lipid profile, liver function tests, or incidence of adverse events.ConclusionsThis is the first report on the benefits of RYR in treatment of depression. Future studies are warranted to confirm our findings and scrutinize the mechanisms of action.
       
  • Effects of turmeric and chicory seed supplementation on antioxidant and
           inflammatory biomarkers in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
           (NAFLD)
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 February 2018Source: Advances in Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Aida Ghaffari, Maryam Rafraf, Roya Navekar, Mohammad Asghari-JafarabadiAbstractBackgroundTo evaluate effects of turmeric (Curcuma longa L) and chicory seed (Cichorium intybus L) consumption on antioxidant status and inflammatory biomarkers in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).MethodsIn this double-blind, randomized controlled clinical trial, 92 patients with NAFLD (46 males and 46 females) aged 20–60 year with body mass index (BMI) ranged 24.9-40 kg/m2 were randomly assigned to 4 groups as follows: group TUR (n = 23) consumed 3 g/d turmeric; group CHI (n = 23) infused 9 g/d of powdered chicory seed; group TUR+CHI (n = 23) turmeric and chicory seed administered together (3 g/d turmeric + infused 9 g/d chicory seed); group PLA (n = 23) received placebo (6 × 500 mg corn starch capsules). Fasting blood samples, anthropometric measurements, physical activity and dietary records were collected at baseline and at the end of 12 weeks. All analyses were conducted on an intention-to-treat basis.ResultsSignificant decreases were observed in BMI of subjects in CHI and TUR + CHI groups, compared with PLA group (P 
       
 
 
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