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Risk of Heart Disease with Painkillers

A large-scale study several years ago indicated that common painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxen are considered risky for people who have had heart attacks. New research indicates that the risk can begin within the first week of usage. The study involved NSAIDs: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including ibuprofen—generically known under its brand names Advil and/or Motrin.Researchers…

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May 22, 2017

Dr. Sherman’s Integrative Approach to this Critical Heart Disease Risk Factor

Elevations in homocysteine are strongly associated with increased cardiovascular risk in all age and ethnic groups. In 1968, Dr. Kilmer McCully, a Harvard researcher, reported that a genetic defect that caused sharp elevations in homocysteine led to early, aggressive atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. Elevated homocysteine irritates the lining of the blood vessels, causing them…

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February 5, 2015

Is Butter Back? The Truth About Saturated Fats

For decades we’ve been warned that eating saturated fat, the type found in meat, cheese, and other dairy foods, can lead to heart disease. Instead, we’ve been told to choose healthy fats from nuts, seeds, fish, and vegetable oils. New research questions that belief. A recent review of 72 studies found no link between saturated…

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November 12, 2014

Common Gene Variant Drives Weight Gain

Common Gene Variant Drives Weight Gain One in two people have a gene variation that drives overeating; healthy lifestyles blunt the effects More than one-third of American adults aged 65 and over are obese. Excessive weight promote heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers. Overweight results from a blend of…

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June 3, 2014

The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease This is an excellent new Wall Street Article about the misguided attack on dietary fats. Finally we find an in-depth mainstream article admitting that the link between saturated fat ingesting and health problems is tenuous at best. The attack on dietary fats has led to increased…

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May 24, 2014