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How Components of the Mediterranean Diet Reduce Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke 02/26/13

James Meschino DC, MS, ND   In 2013 the New England Journal of Medicine published their findings from the study known as “Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet” (the PREDIMED study), which showed that a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil and/or tree nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts) reduced the risk of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction (heart attack) or stroke by 30%.   The study group involved a total of 7...

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Every High Saturated Fat Meal Brings You One Step Closer to a Heart Attack or Stroke: New Study Shows 10/31/12

In a recently reported 2012 study, 28 non-smoking men, who ate a Mediterranean-type meal first and then a high saturated fat meal one week later, were assessed for their immediate effects on blood circulation and blood vessel response of major arteries. All men initially underwent an ultrasound of the antecubital artery at the elbow crease after fasting for 12-hours to assess their baseline endothelial function (normal flow of blood through a major artery). The researchers then tested the effects ...

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Omega-3 Fat Supplementation Lengthens Telomeres and Reduces Inflammation: Human study finds 10/02/12

A remarkable human study published in 2012, in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity, showed that overweight, sedentary adults, who were given a daily omega-3 fatty supplement, realized a lengthening of their DNA telomeres and reduced blood markers of inflammation and free radical damage, compared to subjects given the placebo.   Telomeres are short fragments of DNA that act as caps at the end of the DNA in each of our cells, and can be likened to the protective plastic tips at the end of a shoelace. E...

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New Physician Guidelines for High Triglyceride Detection and Treatment: Important health indicator 09/15/12

We hear a lot of discussion these days about high cholesterol and high blood sugar (glucose) levels, and their deleterious effects on our health with respect to heart disease, stroke, other vascular diseases, diabetes and its complications, and more recently Alzheimer’s disease. To some degree high triglycerides are not as popular a topic in the health and disease discussion, yet its importance ranks right up there with cholesterol...

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Middle Age Fitness Reduces Risk of Many Degenerative Health Problems 09/04/12

A study published in August 2012 showed that staying fit during middle age is associated with a decreased risk of developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and heart disease, during the next several years. Here we see another large study showing that physical activity likely represents an important determinant of healthy aging. The researchers merged data from the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study with individuals' Medicare claims when they reached age 65 years or older. The study included...

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MD’s Still Not Providing Important Dietary Advice: Study Finds 08/30/12

An eye-opening publication by Kushner in 1995 highlighted the disturbing attitudes, practice behaviors, and obstacles to the delivery of nutrition counseling by family doctors in the US. The review article provided compelling evidence that nutrition and dietary counseling should be key components in the delivery of preventive health services by family doctors. Kushner recommended a multifaceted approach to change physicians' counseling practices to include detailed advice on nutritional modifications as applied to t...

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