Posts in the ‘Nutrition’ Category

Prescription Omega-3 Fatty Acids Backed By The AHA

AHA Advisory Backs Prescription Omega-3s for Triglycerides Prescription omega-3 fatty acids — products containing eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) plus docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) or EPA alone — are an “effective and safe” way to reduce elevated triglyceride levels when used alone or with other lipid-lowering therapy, according to a science advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA).

Three Interventions Could Cut Cardiovascular Deaths

High impact possible with worldwide efforts to lower blood pressure, cut sodium, eliminate trans fat Lowering blood pressure, cutting sodium intake, and eliminating intake of trans fat could cut the incidence of premature death from cardiovascular disease by 94 million people worldwide during the next 25 years, according to a study published online June 10

Healthy Lifestyle Offsets Genetic Risk for Dementia

Adhering To A Healthy Lifestyle Reduces The Risk Of Developing Dementia, Even In Those At Genetic Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease, New Research Suggests. Investigators found that individuals at high genetic risk who followed an unhealthy lifestyle were almost three times more likely to develop dementia within 8 years than those with a low genetic risk

Omega-3 Reduces Aortic Calcification in Men

Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids have been shown to have an inverse association with aortic calcification a new study has reported. Published in the journal, Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, the study found that in middle-aged men, blood levels of total omega-3s were significantly and inversely associated with aortic calcification ( Calcium deposits form on the


Plant-Based Diets Tied to Lower Risk for Heart Failure Our dietary patterns of more fried food and sweetened beverages tied to higher risk. Plant-based diets are associated with a lower risk for heart failure in adults without known heart disease, according to a study published on the April 30 . Kyla M. Lara, M.D., used

Inadequate Fruit, Veggies Explain Many Cardiovascular Deaths

Globally, suboptimal fruit, vegetable intake causes millions of coronary heart disease, stroke deaths per year   Inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may account for a considerable proportion of cardiovascular disease deaths each year, according to research presented during Nutrition 2019, the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, held from June 8 to 11

Kanuka Honey For Cold Sores

Kanuka Honey vs Acyclovir for the Topical Treatment of Herpes Simplex Labialis TAKE-HOME MESSAGE • This randomized controlled trial of 952 adults who were enrolled within 72 hours of a herpes simplex labialis episode compared the effectiveness of New Zealand medical-grade kanuka honey with topical acyclovir for the treatment of this condition. Although acyclovir has

Have You Been Diagnosed With Fatty Liver

Have you been diagnosed with fatty liver. As many as 1 in 3 Australians have fatty liver (whether or not it has been diagnosed> many people do not know they have it). Fatty liver is both a cause and consequence of Diet high in highly refined, processed and fatty foods Lack of fruit and vegetables

Keep Late-Life Depression at Bay with Mediterranean Diet

Another One for the Mediterranean Diet! Mediterranean Diet May Keep Late-Life Depression at Bay SAN FRANCISCO — Adherence to a Mediterranean diet may guard against late-life depression, new research shows. Investigators from Hellenic Open University in Patras, Greece, found that for older individuals who adhered to a Mediterranean diet, the likelihood of developing depression was

Reduced-Fat, Balanced Diet May Cut Death Risk From Breast Cancer

Reduced-Fat, Balanced Diet May Cut Death Risk From Breast Cancer Long-term adherence to a reduced-fat diet that includes a robust daily intake of fruits, vegetables, and grains reduces the relative risk for death from breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to investigators from the landmark Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study. “A dietary change can favourably

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