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Probiotics May Help Reverse Fatty Liver Disease in Children

Key points:  Results from a recent study showed that 12 weeks of supplementation with probiotics significantly lowered cholesterol, triglycerides, and waist circumference in pediatric...
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Moderate Tea Consumption Slows Coronary Artery Calcium Progression and...

Key points:  Around the world, coffee and tea are two of the most frequently consumed drinks.  However, how much these beverages impact cardiovascular function...
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Women ARE Different from Men! Even by CVD Biomarker...

Key points:  A recent study showed that cardiovascular disease (CVD) biomarkers differed significantly between females and males. The results of this study may indicate...
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Do Women Have Specific Biomarkers That May Predict Risk...

Key points:  Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in women. Assessing gender specific biomarkers may help diagnose women most at risk to...
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Beyond BMI: Factoring Waist Circumference, Age, Race, and Ethnicity...

Body Mass Index (BMI) has been used as an indicator of various health conditions for many decades.1 However, a multitude of other factors may...
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Bariatric Surgery Decreases Risk of Microvascular Complications in Patients...

Key points:  A recent study showed a long-term, reduced risk of microvascular complications following bariatric surgery, an intervention used frequently to manage and prevent...
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High Saturated Fats Impact on Angiotensin‐Converting Enzyme (ACE): Potential...

Key points:  Angiotensin‐converting enzyme (ACE) is an enzyme used in blood pressure regulation and cardiovascular health. It has recently been understood that ACE levels...
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Obesity Rates Rise but Fewer Make Efforts to Lose...

Key points: Based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) a recent article published in the Journal of the American...
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Nutrigenomic Support to Lower Risk of Diabetes

Magnesium is one of the most abundant cations in the body and a cofactor in many enzymatic pathways particularly those related to glucose metabolism.1...
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Dairy and Cardiovascular Disease: A Review of Recent Observational...

Key points:  A recent systematic review set out to determine if dairy had negative or positive effects on cardiovascular health. This review examined past...
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Does Increased Protein Intake Equal More Muscle?

Key points: A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition used data from the third generation of Framingham study participants to...
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Truth or Myth: Nutrition for Heart Health

Key points: A March 2017 paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology” by Andrew M. Freeman et al, entitled “Trending...
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Clearing the Air for COPD Patients with Fruits and...

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide and is on the...
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Supplementation with Iron and Zinc May Improve Mood in...

Key points: Research supports the use of both iron and zinc for pre-menopausal women to improve mood and memory. Iron and zinc are often...
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Potential Role for Zinc in Reducing Oxidative Stress of...

Key points:  Zinc supplementation may help reduce oxidative stress for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) patients. Zinc is utilized in many biochemical systems, particularly...
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Hot Flashes and Heart Health Benefit From Exercise

Key points:  Every woman goes through menopause and the effects of lower estrogen levels including hot flashes and the struggle to lose weight. In...
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Maintenance of Weight Loss After Initiation of Nutrition Training

Regular Phone Calls and Social Support Shown to Improve Maintenance of Weight Loss Key points: Regain after a weight loss program is extremely common.  Methods...
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Next Generation Therapeutics for Alzheimer’s Disease

Learning from past therapeutic discoveries to treat Alzheimer’s disease Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, is a global health concern. Understanding this disease is challenging and...
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