Eating Fish May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

by Judy George, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today June 26, 2017 Eating fish — tuna, salmon, sardines, trout, sole, halibut, poke, and grouper — may help reduce joint pain and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, according to a new study in Arthritis Care & Research. RA patients who ate baked, steamed, broiled, or raw fish 2 or more times per…

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Broccoli in focus when new substance against diabetes has been identified

JUNE 22, 2017 University of Gothenburg The Sahlgrenska Academy News Researchers have identified an antioxidant – richly occurring in broccoli – as a new antidiabetic substance. A patient study shows significantly lower blood sugar levels in participants who ate broccoli extract with high levels of sulforaphane. “There are strong indications that this can become a…

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Many US adults taking too much vitamin D

If you  are taking more than 2,000 IU of Vitamin D per day over an extended period of time, make sure you are getting your Vitamin D blood levels checked to make sure you really need that much.  This article says that a lot of people are causing their own problems. JUNE 21, 2017 Reuters…

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Correcting Vitamin D Deficiency May Improve Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes

June 20, 2017 TAKE-HOME MESSAGE The authors of this systematic review and meta-analysis sought to determine if vitamin D supplementation influenced glycemic control in type 2 diabetes patients. The researchers found that supplementation with vitamin D was associated with lower HbA1c levels but not lower fasting blood glucose. However, in a subgroup of patients with…

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High-Protein Diet versus Standard-Protein Diet on Weight Loss and Biomarkers of Metabolic Syndrome

This paper encompassed the assessment of the impact of increased protein intake on weight loss, among Mexican adults with metabolic syndrome (MeS). No prominent variations were determined in weight loss and biomarkers of MeS, when the overall group was analyzed. Nevertheless, the candidates presenting with more adherence rate in the higher protein diet (HPD) group…

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Multivitamins: Is the Jury Still Out?

JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH April 04, 2014 Hello. This is Dr. JoAnn Manson, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Today I want to talk about multivitamins. Is the jury still out? Should we be recommending multivitamins for our patients? Do we know who is a good…

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Some Benefit for Turmeric/Curcumin in Knee Osteoarthritis

– Reduced knee pain, improved quality of life versus placebo; less so than ibuprofen FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Curcuminoids seem beneficial for knee osteoarthritis (OA), although they are less effective for pain relief than ibuprofen, according to a review and meta-analysis published online May 4 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Igho…

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Riboflavin (B2) Shows Positive Effect for Migraine in Adults

– Data from five clinical trials show consistent positive therapeutic effect in adults.  Most of the studies used 400 mg of Riboflavin per day. FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Riboflavin is well tolerated and has a positive therapeutic effect in prophylactic treatment of migraine headache in adults, according to a review published online…

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Coffee Drinking and The Incidence of Cardiovascular Disaease

This study looked at coffee drinkers and their risk of cardiovascular disease incidence. They found that there is a J-shaped relationship.  On once the left side of the J shape are the abstainers, and they have a mild increased risk as compared to moderate coffee drinkers who had the lowest incidence represented by the bottom…

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The DASH Diet Lowers Risk For Gout

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet substantially reduces blood pressure and is recommended for preventing cardiovascular disease. The DASH diet emphasizes intake of fruits, vegetables, low fat dairy foods, and reduced saturated and total fat. Furthermore, a recent ancillary analysis of an original DASH randomized trial found that the DASH diet lowers serum…

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