July 2003 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Nut case

Even when the FDA watchdogs get close to getting it right, they seem to choke at the last minute. That’s what happened earlier this month when they announced the shocking news that – are you sitting down? – nuts can be healthy for your heart.

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Check your oil

Research offers us a word of caution for those who have type 2 diabetes (or a pre-diabetic condition) and who take fish oil capsules to supplement omega-3 fatty acids.

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Another reason to like pizza

It can, according to an article in Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper last week. But before you pick up the phone to call Dominos, a closer look at the details might lead to a healthier choice.

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Icing on the cake

So to answer a question from an HSI member about a specific type of vitamin E, I called on HSI Panelist Allan Spreen, M.D., to help clear up some of the confusion about which forms of vitamin E are the most effective.

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Happy meal

If that sounds like a joke, you won’t be laughing when you hear the new information about irradiated meat that appears in the August 2003 issue of Consumer Reports (CR) magazine.

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More bad advice from the mainstream

In last Thursday’s e-Alert, “Screen Pattern” (7/24/03), I told you why men and their doctors should NOT be quick to proceed with a prostate cancer biopsy based on a single prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening.

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The politics of personal freedom

Last week, Pat Bechler gave a moving testimony about the loss of her son, Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler, who died of a heat stroke during spring training.

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