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Probiotics and Omega-3s May Help Manage NAFLD

Results of a new trial demonstrated that the combination of probiotics and omega-3 fatty acids reduced the risk for steatosis (fatty liver) in patients...
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Pregnancy Hypertension to Chronic Hypertension – Weight Matters

A recent analysis of the Nurses’ Health Study II (NHS2) cohort revealed that women with a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) who...
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Magnesium, Carbs & Diabetes…Is There a Link?

Recent research from three well-known cohorts, The Nurses’ Health Study (NHS), NHS2 and Health Professionals’ Follow-Up Study (HPFS), reveals that higher magnesium intake is...
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Novel Use for Oral Glutathione: Treatment of Nonalcoholic Fatty...

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), characterized by fat accumulation in the liver not caused by alcohol consumption, affects up to 25% of people in...
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New Hypertension Guidelines Released by ACC/AHA

Newly released clinical practice guidelines from the 2017 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions and co-published in Hypertension1 and the Journal of the American...
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Short-term Effects of Two Forms of Exogenous Ketone Drinks...

Ketogenic diets—diets that restrict carbohydrates to usually < 50 g/day to induce ketosis—are gaining popularity, for nutritional ketosis has been shown to lead to...
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Summary of Practice Guidelines for Prevention of CVD in...

It is estimated that by 2050, 1 in 3 U.S. individuals will have type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most...
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Ketone Body Neutralizes Harmful Metabolite of Glucose Metabolism

Ketone bodies (including acetoacetate, β-hydroxybutyrate and acetone) are produced mainly by the liver from fatty acids during fasting, prolonged physical activity, starvation, or ketogenic...
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Novel Therapeutic Approach for Migraines: Ketone Supplementation

A team of Swiss researchers at The 18th Congress of the International Headache Society (IHC) in September 2017 recently presented their research on a...
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Early Natural Menopause Linked to Increased Risk for T2D

Women who enter natural menopause before 45 years old have increased risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and overall mortality compared with women whose onset...
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Catechins: Plant Flavanoids for Heart Health

Growing epidemiological evidence has shown that plant-based dietary patterns (e.g., Mediterranean diet, DASH diet, etc.) are associated with improvements in cardiovascular health. What is...
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Study shows artificial sweeteners quickly alters glucose response –...

Consumption of non-caloric artificial sweeteners (NAS), commonly found in diet sodas, had a deleterious impact on postprandial glycemic response in healthy subjects, a new...
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2017 Position Statement from the American Diabetes Association (ADA)...

Patients with diabetes often have numerous comorbid conditions such as obesity, heart disease, kidney disease and hypertension to name a few. Hypertension or high...
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Is there a Gut-Heart link? Gut Microbiota-Derived Metabolite TMAO...

A new meta-analysis based on multiple cohort studies found that elevated concentrations of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO)—a gut microbiota-derived metabolite of choline, L-carnitine or betaine—were...
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Optimal Brain Health with 7 Simple Steps: Advisory from...

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) recently compiled their joint guidance that outlines 7 factors to be implemented in...
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Achieving ABC Targets to Lower CVD Risk in T2D

Results from a large population-based study involving patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) indicated that achieving a greater number of “ABC” targets (HbA1c, blood...
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More Awful Truth about Artificially Sweetened Beverages (Diet Soda)

Artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs) are non-caloric soft drinks sweetened by non-nutritive sweeteners instead of sugars. For consumers interested in losing weight, improving glycemic control,...
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Novel Measurements to Assess Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Type...

Overview The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates the total number of people living with diabetes in 2014 was 422 million, equal to approximately 8.5%...
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