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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...
 
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One recent study teaches us by its mistakes. A heart healthy diet is much more than being low in fat - it is high in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and beans. A recent study by Dr. Dreon and others in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition provides us, in...
 
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Benecol and Take Control, two new margarine products, appear to work. Both these products work primarily by reducing the absorption of cholesterol in the gut. Benecol contains sitostanol, which is a hydrogenated or saturated plant sterol. The hydrogenation of plant sterols actually enhances their capacity to lower serum cholesterol compared to the more common plant ... New Margarines Appear Safe
 
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Ornish Update: Intense Program Has Immediate Results and a Few Surprise Barriers. By Hollis Bass, RD When Dean Ornish, MD, published results of the Life-style Heart Trial in the early 90’s, dietitians were impressed but skeptical. Impressed by results showing a reversal of heart disease in subjects who maintained...
 
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Is Less Fat Really Better? Dr. Ronald Krauss, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the University of California, head of the nutrition committee for the American Heart Association, has stated that lowfat diets may be good for some but bad for others. He states that his data shows that one...