April 30, 2019 – Cypress, CA – Dr. Scottie Howell, a student in Trident University International’s (Trident) Ph.D. in Health Sciences program, has published two pieces of peer-reviewed research in notable academic journals.
Published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology (Volume 235), the article “Beyond tribulus (Tribulus terrestris L.): The effects of phytotherapics on testosterone, sperm and prostate parameters” examines the purported positive effects that phytotherapeutic approaches have on male health.
While the use of tribulus and maca were not scientifically supported to improve serum T levels in men, more promising results came from the usage of long jack, macuna, and black seeds. Furthermore, the use of macuna led to improved sperm parameters in patients with oligozoospermia, while the use of saw palmetto to improve prostate health remains inconclusive.
The article “Whey Protein in Cancer Therapy: A Narrative Review” was published Pharmacological Research in April. This research seeks to understand the public health challenges present when developing pharmacological therapies and dietary strategies used in the field of oncology, specifically in relation to the widespread usage of whey.
Whey protein supplementation has shown that it can be beneficial on a number of levels, given that whey protein intake-induced anti-cancer effects have been indiscernible in clinical practice. Dr. Howell and his co-authors suggest that further clinical trials are necessary to support the benefits of leveraging whey in cancer therapy.
Dr. Howell is an exercise physiologist and mechanical engineer with research interests in the long-term effects of therapeutic androgen use and endocrine disrupting chemicals exposure. He works as a Ph.D. faculty member in Trident’s College of Health and Human Services, teaching the Dissertation Seminar, and is also the primary investigator at Tier 1 Health and Wellness in Chattanooga, TN.
Dr. Howell has received numerous acknowledgments for his contributions to academic scholarship. He received the American Military University Academic Scholar Award in 2016 and has taken part in two major National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DoD) funded studies at Wake Forest University: Strength Training for Arthritis Trial (START) and The Runners and Injury Longitudinal Study (TRAILS).
Dr. Howell holds a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Atlantic International University, a Master of Science in Sport and Health Science from American Military University, a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Health Science from American Military University, and a Mechanical Engineering degree from Forsyth Technical College.
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