Food and Health, Prevention

For the most part, the foods you eat to help your heart also nourish your noggin. People with heart disease are more likely to have cognitive impairments and dementia. That’s not surprising since both the heart and the brain require healthy blood vessels free of atherosclerosis...
 
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2010 Dietary Guidelines Hightlights include: REDUCE: daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) and further reduce intake to 1,500 mg if you are are 51 and older and if you are are African American or have hypertension, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease. Reduce the intake of SOFAS, which are calories from solid fats ... 2011 Year In Review
 
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A study of 41,504 patients, who had at least one mea- sured 25-OH-D level, found the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency (?30 ng/ml) was 63.6%. Vitamin D deficiency was associated with highly significant (p <0.0001) in- crease in the prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and peripheral vascular disease. Also,...
 
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Last month we discussed the soaring costs from multiple trips to the hospital in patients with heart failure (HF) and the how more limiting salt intake more ag- gressively in stable ambulatory HF patients reduced those hospital admissions. This month we will look at other nutritional strategies that may also...