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In December, JAMA published a study by Dr. Ornish showing patients following a very low fat (<15%) near-vegetarian diet for 5 years continued to experience regression of their atherosclerosis without cholesterol-lowering medication. Patients following the AHA-type diet experienced progression even though most had also been taking cholesterol-lowering medications for...
 
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Avoid Syndrome X We examined the bogus claims made in Sugar Busters and Enter the Zone in a previous article. These books say that high-carbohydrate (CHO) diets, particularly those with a high glycemic index (GI), promote a host of metabolic problems. Some researchers call these problems Syndrome X. Now...
 
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Syndrome X is a combination of metabolic problems that may encompass adverse changes in blood lipids (i.e. elevated triglycerides and decreased HDL-C), insulin resistance, hypertension and hyperinsulinemia . Most of the people who have Syndrome X have a relatively high waist to hip ratio and many have or will develop non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). ... Glycemic Index, High Carbohydrate Diets, Syndrome X and CVD
 
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Olive oil may have a positive impact on blood lipid levels, but some evidence shows that excess amounts in the diet may cause the progression of atherosclerosis. Most people think that olive oil and other high mono-unsaturated fats (MUFAs) would be heart-healthy additions to their diets. If you are...
 
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Heart Bars, a new designer food, are supplemented with a fairly large amount of L-Arginine (Arg), a nitrogen-rich amino acid that serves as the natural precursor to nitric oxide (NO) in endothelial cells. NO is also known as endothelial derived relaxing factor (EDRF or EDNO). The release of NO...