Green tea and its extracts have been widely touted as potential treatments for cancer, as well as several other diseases. But scientists have struggled to explain how the green tea and its extracts may work to reduce the risk of cancer or to slow the growth of cancer cells.

With the rate of chronic kidney disease on the rise among older Americans, researchers seeking to improve patients’ quality of life studied a group of adults undergoing hemodialysis and found their higher rates of depression and anxiety could be associated with their impaired physical exercise capability and reduced daily physical activity, according a new study published online by the Journal of Renal Nutrition.

Expertscape, a service to help patients find the experts they need to consult on specific medical conditions, recently named Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD, a Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) lead researcher, the world’s No. 1 expert on end-stage kidney, or renal, disease.

Expertscape says it objectively identifies the “most knowledgeable and experienced doctors” by surveying their research publications and determining who has the greatest expertise in a specific condition.

Investigator(s): The Lundquist Institute

Loren Miller, MD, a Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) lead researcher, is the senior author of a published study that will receive the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Award for Publication Excellence at its annual conference in Anaheim on June 7.