SUMMARY OF ARTICLE that appeared in Jonathan News (January 97, Issue 48)

Dr Peter Atherton, Member of the FLP UK Professional Advisory Board, has been awarded a Visiting Research Fellowship at Green College, Oxford. He starts his research on February 1st. He is receiving funds from both FLP and from the NHS.

Dr Atherton will be working with some notable academics: Dr George Cherry, President of the European Tissue Repair Society; Professor Terence Ryan, Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Oxford University and the Vice-Warden at Green College; and also, hopefully, with Dr Derek Jewell, Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Radcliffe Infirmary and Clinical Reader in Medicine at Oxford.

The clinical research areas Dr Atherton will be working on include:

1 Effect of Aloe Vera on treatment of psoriasis and eczema (with Dermatology Dept, Churchill Hospital, Oxford)

2 Effect of Aloe Vera on wound healing (particularly in relation to chronic leg ulcers, also at Churchill Hospital)

3 Effect of Aloe Vera on the Helicobacter Pylorii bacterium, responsible for many peptic ulcers (with Bacteriology Department at Churchill Hospital)

4 Proposed Study of Aloe Vera in treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (with Gastroenterology Dept at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford)

It is to be expected that this research will provide a wealth of useful and positive information on the uses of Aloe Vera in the clinical areas mentioned above. Some of these studies will constitute the first fully detailed and documented scientific investigations of Aloe in these areas.

This promises to be an exciting year!

The results when published are bound to be of value to both distributors and users of FLP Aloe products. Any interim findings will be posted on this page as soon as they appear in print - watch this space!

January 17, 1997

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