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Salt, Tomato Soup, and the Hypocrisy of the American Heart Association

In no uncertain terms did the American Heart Association (AHA)1 condemn a recent study by Mente et al2 in The Lancet: “The findings in this study are not valid” … “a flawed study” … “you shouldn’t use it to inform yourself about how you’re going to eat” read some of the statements in the AHA’s comment. The study in […]

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Associations of Coffee, Tea, and Caffeine Intake with Coronary Artery Calcification and Cardiovascular Events

Coffee and tea are 2 of the most commonly consumed beverages in the world. The association of coffee and tea intake with coronary artery calcium and major adverse cardiovascular events remains uncertain. Methods We examined 6508 ethnically diverse participants with available coffee and tea data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Intake for each was […]

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Nutraceuticals: Evidence of Benefit in Clinical Practice?

Nutraceuticals, according to Wikipedia, are food substances or nutritional supplements that have beneficial effects on health. They are not usually considered to be part of a normal diet, such as fruit, vegetable, fish, and meat. Rather, they are additives, usually derived from plants, which are said to be beneficial at preventing or treating illnesses. The term nutraceutical, […]

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Lead Exposure Through Eating Wild Game

People generally reject the idea of injecting toxic substances into food, except when it involves hunting wild game. Perhaps surprising to nonhunters, up to 95% of hunters use lead projectiles, despite nonlead projectiles offering a suitable alternative. The use of nonlead projectiles eliminates lead exposure experienced through eating wild game. Hunters are not averse to using lead-free […]

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Should Physicians Suggest the Mediterranean Diet to Patients? Yes! (video)

Once again, research backs up the Mediterranean Diet as a healthy way to eat. Here, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Joseph Alpert and Assistant Editor Alexandra Queen talk about new research which compares the Mediterranean Diet to low-fat diets and low-carb diets. Read the research… Systematic Review of the Mediterranean Diet for Long-term Weight Loss

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