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American Heart Association says Multivitamins do not promote Cardiovascular Health

 

American Heart Association Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Taking multivitamin and mineral supplements does not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death, according to a new analysis of 18 studies published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

“We meticulously evaluated the body of scientific evidence,” said study lead author Joonseok Kim, M.D., assistant professor of cardiology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “We found no clinical benefit of multivitamin and mineral use to prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death.”

Multivitamins and mineral supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death. (American Heart Association)

Multivitamins and mineral supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Dietary Sodium’s impact may not be offset by other aspects of a Diet

 

Hypertension Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – An international study suggests other aspects of the diet may not offset the harmful effect of sodium on blood pressure. The study, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, also reaffirms the need for widespread sodium reduction in the food supply.

Researchers reviewed data on sodium intake and intake of 80 nutrients, such as proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and amino acids, that may relate to blood pressure in 4,680 women and men (ages 40-59) in Japan, People’s Republic of China, the United Kingdom and the United States participating in the INTERMAP study.

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American Heart Association says eating more fruits, vegetables may cut stroke risk worldwide

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of stroke worldwide, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 20 studies published over the last 19 years to assess the effects of fruit and vegetable consumption on risk of stroke globally. The combined studies involved 760,629 men and women who had 16,981 strokes.

Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of stroke worldwide, according to a new analysis of 20 studies conducted in Europe, the United States and Asia. (Photo by American Heart Association)

Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of stroke worldwide, according to a new analysis of 20 studies conducted in Europe, the United States and Asia. (Photo by American Heart Association)

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“Tasty Tuesdays” at Fort Campbell’s Estep Wellness Center

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Just in time for the holiday season! Join Mandy from 4:30pm to 5:30pm for “Tasty Tuesdays” at Estep Wellness Center in November.

Tasty Tuesdays consist of a delicious package of Nutritional Workshops covering such topics as:  Basic Nutrition, Healthier Choices, and Flippin’ Recipes.  There will be three workshops and the cost is $10.00 for all three. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association says skipping Breakfast may increase Coronary Heart Disease Risk

 

The timing of meals, whether it’s missing a meal in the morning or eating a meal very late at night, may cause adverse metabolic effects that lead to coronary heart disease.

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Here’s more evidence why breakfast may be the most important meal of the day: Men who reported that they regularly skipped breakfast had a higher risk of a heart attack or fatal coronary heart disease in a study reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

Researchers analyzed food frequency questionnaire data and tracked health outcomes for 16 years (1992-2008) on 26,902 male health professionals ages 45-82. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports Investigates Vitamins and Supplements: Ten Dangers That May Surprise You

 

Plus, advice for protecting yourself against hazards associated with vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other nutritional supplements

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – In a new report in its September issue and online at www.ConsumerReports.org, Consumer Reports identifies ten hazards that might surprise the large swath of American adults—more than 50 percent—who take vitamins, herbs, or other nutritional supplements.

“Patients sometimes assume that supplements are safe because they are ‘all natural,’ but not all supplements are truly natural. In fact, one of the greatest safety hazards to consumers involves supplements that have been spiked with prescription drugs or toxic metals,” said Jose Luis Mosquera, M.D., medical adviser, Consumer Reports, and an internist who specializes in integrative health and medicine. «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart Scores Deep Discounts on Brand-Name Products at Dollar Stores

 

What to buy and what to avoid—plus overall safety of dollar store inventory improves

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – Dollar stores are no longer dusty mazes of shelves filled with shoddy products from off-brands.  In fact, consumers can find many brand name products, particularly grocery items, at big bargains in dollar stores.

The September 2012 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, reveals how much shoppers can save on name brand and private-label items at dollar stores, plus which products actually cost more. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association states Eating low-fat dairy foods may reduce your risk of Stroke

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – If you eat low-fat dairy foods, you may be reducing your risk of stroke.

In a Swedish study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke, people who drank low-fat milk and ate low-fat yogurt and cheese had a lower risk of stroke compared to those who consumed full-fat dairy foods.

Among 74,961 adults 45 to 83 years old, those who ate low-fat dairy foods had a 12 percent lower risk of stroke and a 13 percent lower risk of ischemic stroke than those who ate high-fat dairy foods.

People who drank low-fat milk had a lower risk of stroke compared to those who consumed full-fat dairy foods.

People who drank low-fat milk had a lower risk of stroke compared to those who consumed full-fat dairy foods.

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ShopSmart Discovers New Ways to Eat Better

 

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – Let’s face it, many of the most healthful foods – bitter vegetables, long-cooking beans, and squishy tofu – can be a tough sell.

The March 2012 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, gives your grocery list a makeover with 12 healthy foods that help you get nutrients in unexpected ways from foods like chips, pasta, and even dips. «Read the rest of this article»

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Enhancing the Immune System

 

Harris Chiropractic ClinicClarksville, TN – Nutrition is defined as the sum of the processes involved in taking in nutriments and assimilating and utilizing them. (Dorland’s Medical Dictionary) As a person understands and accepts this definition the field and scope of nutrition expands far beyond the basic considerations of the chemical building blocks of food, vitamins, etc. It is no longer a simple matter of trying to find and ‘get’ the many ingredients that experts claim comprise the perfect diet.

There is much more than mere biochemistry. Today there is as much discussion and research surrounding food handling, storage and preparation, as there is concern over the raw nature of food. It is well known that even the best quality food may be ruined by poor preparation and handling. As well there is growing awareness that the psychological and physiological condition of the consumer influences the nutritional benefit derived from ingestion. «Read the rest of this article»

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