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According to a recent article published in the May 4, 2011 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association, and articles that appeared in the mass media in its wake, a higher sodium intake was associated with only a very modest increase in systolic blood pressure (BP) but a surprising...
 
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Harvard researchers analyzed prospective data from three cohort studies that followed more than 120,000 initially normal-weight men and women for many years looking for what specific foods and other lifestyle factors might be related to weight gain. In what could be interpreted as a serious challenge to the long held mantra...
 

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According to the Institute of Medicine nearly 70% of older American women are taking calcium supple- ments hoping to cut their risk of osteoporotic fractures. Most data suggests taking calcium supplements reduce the risk of fractures only slightly. The safety of calcium supplements for women has been largely taken for granted. However, data linking the ... Calcium Supplements Promote Heart Attacks
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A recent study of a group of overweight women showed that lowering fat intake reduces body fat by 5-10% over an 8-month period.1 Before the subjects started the diet, researchers conducted surveys to show initial fat intake. They found that fat intake is tied to BMI as seen by our chart above. It didn’t show ... Reducing Fat Intake Helps Lower Weight
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Dietary cholesterol has been shown to elevate LDL-cholesterol levels and has been associated with an increased risk of developing atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease (CHD). This has led the American Heart Association, the National Cholesterol Education Program, and the US Dietary Guidelines to all recommend that Americans should limit...