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Migraines Impacted by Body Weight

Results from a recent meta-analysis found that both obesity and underweight are associated with an increased risk for migraines. Prior research had indicated an...
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Impact of Obesity on Older Men

Normal aging in men leads to decreases in total and bioavailable testosterone concentrations and culminates in a naturally occurring condition known as andropause. However,...
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Symptom or Disease Management: Diagnosis and Management of Hyperglycemia...

During periods of over-nutrition, excess energy is stored in white adipose tissue (WAT); continuing expansion of WAT may lead to obesity. Obesity alters the...
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Link Between Body Fat & Migraines?

Results from a recent meta-analysis found that both obesity and underweight are associated with an increased risk for migraines. Prior research had indicated an...
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Gut Microbiome Health and link to Congestive Heart Failure

Key points: Inflammation, pathogenic gut bacteria, and Candida species and markers of disease severity where analyzed in adults with stable mild, moderate and severe congestive...
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Lifestyle Intervention Leads to Weight Loss and Subsequent Decrease...

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), a common complication of diabetes, leads to pain and loss of feeling in the hands, arms, feet and legs.  The...
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Recent Research Triggers Clinical Criteria for CVD Diagnosis Based...

A recent article assessing that women have significantly different biomarkers associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) is prompting the clinical community to reevaluate what criteria...
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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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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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