March 2004 - Page 2 of 5 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Homocysteine and heart health

It’s hard for me to understand why anyone would assess cardiovascular health by looking just at cholesterol levels when there are other factors to consider that are far more important.

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Two sides of the FDA

There’s the FDA that wants to step up regulation of dietary supplements. And then there’s the FDA that often seems to be barely concerned when adverse reports of an approved drug start flowing in.

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Testing for cancer

It’s a test that accurately answers one very simple question: Is there cancer present in the body?

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Nutrition and diabetes

And today I’ve got some promising news about two key nutrients that may help provide strong support to any exercise and dietary program designed to cope with diabetes.

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Grapefruit for diabetes and weight loss

The idea that grapefruit servings may help dieters lose weight is not news. But until now there were no studies to actually support this claim.

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Reduce heart disease risk by eating fruit

The combined results of these trials show that heart disease risk may be reduced by more than 25 percent among those who eat 10 or more grams of fiber each day. And those 10 grams are easy to get.

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Grapefruit and medications

In the e-Alert “Pass the Pamplemousse” (3/9/04), I told you how eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice before each meal may help manage insulin levels, which makes it easier to lose weight.

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