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New Study Finds Calcium Supplements Don’t Pose Heart Attack Risk 11/07/12

In recent years, several retrospective studies have raised concerns about a potential adverse effect of calcium supplements on risk of heart attack. These studies linked high dose calcium intake, from supplements, with a slightly greater risk of heart attack. However, not all researchers are convinced of this association.   Much is at stake by instructing patients to reduce reliance on calcium supplementation in light of the fact that calcium supplementation (with vitamin D) has been shown to prevent osteo...

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Vitamin C Helps Prevent Osteoporosis 10/10/12

Studies over the years have shown that higher vitamin C intake is associated with higher bone mass in humans, and a lower risk of osteoporosis. Until recently no one knew how vitamin C increased or preserved bone density. However, a 2012 study in the open journal PloS ONE has provided some evidence to explain how it works. Researchers showed that when mice were given large doses of vitamin C, it  stimulated bone formation to protect their skeleton. Vitamin C was shown to increase th...

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Supplements Required to Remain Functional and Reach Your Longevity Potential 07/31/12

It’s a very attractive philosophy when we hear people say they believe they can get all necessary nutrients from food to achieve vibrant health. This is something I would have believed as well prior to spending the last 30 years reviewing the published research data on this subject. The problem with the argument is that it is based in philosophy not science. What science has shown us is that as we age the body’s production of some key molecules decline, which creates a type of deficiency state. Unfortunately, the...

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Calcium And Heart Disease: My update on calcium supplement recommendations based on recent studies 05/30/12

The British Medical Journal:Heart recently (2012) published results from the EPIC study showing a correlation between high calcium intake and myocardial infarction, after following a large population European population for an 11-year period (all participants were free from heart disease at the beginning of the study). A meta-analysis published previously (BMJ 2010) also showed a small correlation between higher calcium intake and risk of myocardial infarction. When evaluating these studies we need t...

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Large Study Shows that Soy Products Reduce Risk of Death and Cancer Recurrence in Breast Cancer Survivors 03/27/12

A study presented in 2011, at the 102nd American Association for Cancer Research 102nd Annual Meeting (April 2-6), showed that the consumption of soy products by breast cancer survivors reduced their risk of cancer recurrence and progression, compared to cancer survivors who ingested little or no soy foods. The report featured data that combined four National Cancer Institute-funded studies: the Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival Study; the Life After Cancer Epide...

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Why Every Adult Should Complete The Free Online Nutrition, Lifestyle & Anti-aging Assessment 03/06/12

  Let me begin by stating that you should have a physical exam by your physician every year. This enables your doctor to assess physical aspects of health (blood pressure, pulse, skin lesions, respiratory function, rectal exam, prostate exam, internal exam etc), for which there is no substitute. Your doctor will also order some standard blood work to assess your blood level of cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, and other basic blood parameters, along with a urinalysis. These procedures are designed to look ...

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