D-Ribose

Ribose can be used as a medication and supplement (as D-ribose). Clinically, it is used by people with the genetic muscle condition myoadenylate deaminase deficiency (MAD) to improve their symptoms.

Sodium and Blood Pressure: Conflict of Evidence and Recommendations

For the most part, everyone agrees that people who have hypertension should keep an eye on their sodium intake. However, there is increasing concern that too little sodium consumption for a healthy person may lead to health problems. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines recommend...

Should We Be Adding Fat to the DASH Diet?

A study done at the University of California, San Francisco Benioff’s Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Center and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition compared a higher-fat DASH diet (HF-DASH) to the traditional DASH diet. The DASH diet is known to...

Are Our Blood Pressure Targets Too High?

Current guidelines for blood pressure define hypertension as 140/90 millimeters of mercury (mmHg). However, at the American Heart Association’s Annual Scientific Sessions, researchers unveiled a new study showing that the cutoff should perhaps be lowered to 120/80 mmHg....

Statins and Diabetes

A study completed on residents of Ontario, who were newly prescribed statins for a maximum of five years, found that the overall odds of developing diabetes is low in patients prescribed statins. Still, those taking Lipitor® had a 22% higher risk of developing diabetes,...

Selenium and Cholesterol: What to Believe?

Scientists have found that low levels of selenium might contribute to heart failure and may worsen atherosclerosis. However, selenium supplements do not seem to protect against heart attack or to have an effect on the progression of heart disease. The research on selenium...

C-Reactive Protein and Nutrition

News about the role of c-reactive protein (CRP) and cardiovascular disease and nutrition continues to circulate. C-reactive protein, an acute phase protein, increases secondary to inflammation resulting from a chronic condition, injury, or infection.

Professional Refresher: AHA/ACC/TOS Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: Risk for Overweight and Obesity

Professional Refresher: AHA/ACC/TOS Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: Risk for Overweight and Obesity

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