June 2003 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

With a capital T, that rhymes with P

Let’s make a perfect heart health pill – a single pill that contains a statin drug to lower cholesterol, three different drugs to control blood pressure, a low dose of aspirin, and then throw in some folic acid to reduce homocysteine levels.

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A good alternative to sugar?

Sugar alcohols (such as maltitol, lactitol, xylitol, and sorbitol) are hydrogenated sugars distilled from fruits, berries, milk, and corn. Like fiber and glycerine, sugar alcohols have fewer calories than table sugar (sucrose), and far less of an impact on blood sugar levels.

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More bad news for HRT users

I'm sure you probably heard the reports this week about the newest setback for the combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) of estrogen-progestin.

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P53, where are you?

This has almost become an e-Alert tradition: every two or three months I find a new study that reminds us just how important it is to get adequate amounts of selenium in our diets.

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Should people with thyroid problems beware of soy?

What's going on this week in the HSI Forum.

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McMedicine

You may have heard the news last week that McDonald’s Corporation has told its meat suppliers to discontinue the use of antibiotics in animals.

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Aluminum chelation

In the July 1998 HSI Members Alert we told you that the average person my absorb anywhere from 10 to 100 mg of aluminum every day through aluminum deodorants, cookware, baking soda, antacids, and other sources. And although the cause of Alzheimer's disease remains unclear, research indicates that aluminum toxicity may be one of the primary culprits.

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