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AJMH based CPE questionnaire.

Herbal medicine questions--AJMH 22(2)

According to each article which is the most correct?

1. Panax and Ginkgo as adaptogens

a) Panax appears to be more effect in chronic stress while Ginkgo is more effect in acute stress.

b) Ginkgo appears to be more effective in acute stress while Panax is more effective in chronic stress.

c) Ginkgo has little effect on stress and is only specific in improving memory.

d) Panax can lead to increased anxiolytic effects.

2. Effects of oyster mushroom

a) There was a significant reduction in total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, VLDL and serum triglyceride in the oyster mushroom group.

b) BMI and waist hip ratio were significantly changed with oyster mushroom.

c) There was no reduction in systolic or diastolic blood pressure in the oyster mushroom group.

d) All of the above.

3. Hops extract for menopausal discomfort

a) Hops extract has no active phytoestrogens.

b) Hot flushes but not night sweats were reduced.

c) 8-PN may assist in relieving menopausal discomfort.

d) Phytoestrogens are inadvisable in menopause.

e) Both hot flushes and night sweats were improved by the hops extract high in 8-PN.

4. Wormwood in Crohn's disease

a) Wormwood alleviated depression but not clinical symptoms of CD in the active treatment group.

b) Wormwood showed a significant reduction of TNF-alpha, clinical improvement in CDAI scores and improvement in mood in the active treatment group.

c) Wormwood treatment reduced TNF-alpha and improved mood, but worsened clinical symptoms of CD in the active treatment group.

d) Wormwood had no effects on active treatment group.

e) The control group had more significant reductions in CDAI scores than the active treatment group.

5. Schisandra, rhodiola and Siberian ginseng as nootropic agents

a) Schisandra chinensis, but not Eleutherococcus senticosus or Rhodiola rosea increased attention in the acute performance of stressful cognitive tasks.

b) The combination improved attention, speed and accuracy after chronic administration.

c) Acute administration of these herbs caused too many adverse effects to complete the trial.

d) A combination of SC, ES and RR is effective in improving attention, speed and accuracy in cognitive tasks two hours after an acute dose.

e) A combination of SC, ES and RR is effective in improving attention, speed and accuracy in cognitive tasks five hours after an acute dose.

Medical science questions--AJMH 22(2)

1. Vitamin K and NHL

Which of the following is not true?

a) The risk of developing NHL was approximately 45% lower for those who took more than 108 ug/day of vitamin K.

b) Vitamin K is thought to inhibit inflammatory cytokines that play a role in NHL.

c) Vitamin K can interact with some oral anticoagulants and seizure medications.

d) Taking high doses of vitamin K in supplement form is likely to be just as useful as increasing dietary sources.

2. Vitamin A and energy

Which form of vitamin A effects ATP production?

a) Retinoic acid

b) Retinol

c) Rhodopsin

d) Retinaldehyde

3. Selenium

Which reason/s for selenium's protective effect in men and not women was suggested?

a) The women were healthier when they started the study.

b) The women had better antioxidant status.

c) Women and men process selenium differently.

d) a) and b).

e) All of the above.

Answers are available from the NHAA office on request.
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Publication:Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism
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Date:Jun 22, 2010
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