Researchers have found that the way you cook your fish can save
your life. Eating fish that was baked or broiled decreased the
risk of suffering atrial fibrillation, a potentially deadly
irregular heart rhythm. The subjects ate broiled or baked fish
from one to four times a week. Eating fried fish or fish burger
sandwiches didn't provide the same protection. Atrial fibrillation
affects about 2.2 million Americans. In atrial fibrillation the
two small upper chambers of the heart do not pump regularly,
instead they quiver. Blood isn't completely pumped out of them
and instead it can pool and form a blood clot in the heart. A
piece of the blood clot can break away and can travel to the
brain and cause a stroke. About 15% of all strokes occur in
people with atrial fibrillation. The study is published in the
July 20th issue of Circulation, Journal of the American Heart
Commentary by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph
The omega-3 fatty acids in fish is a gift to good health. For
information on healthy selection of fish, and to decrease your
exposure to mercury and other toxins contaminating many aquatic
species, see our June 25th Radio Studies. Fresh, high quality
fish oil capsules are a viable choice for brain, circulatory,
and heart protection. Studies show that fish oil capsules help
decrease pressure on the heart, may help slow it down one beat
per minute, and may stabilize the heart rhythm and decrease the
risk of arrhythmias. Research shows that people who have had a
heart attack have a decreased risk of suffering a stroke or heart
attack, and a decreased risk of dying from a future cardiovascular
related event by consuming fish oils.
HDL may Protect Women from Alzheimer's Disease
Researchers monitored a subset of elderly women in the ongoing
Women's Health Study and have found that having high levels of
HDL-cholesterol, the protective and beneficial cholesterol,
decreased the risk of memory and cognitive impairment by about
50%. The protective level of HDL was 60 to 75. The study was
presented at the current meeting of the International
Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders.
Glucosamine Works Better for Arthritis when used with MSM
Glucosamine is an effective protecting agent in osteoarthritis,
MSM is an effective natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent.
Combining Glucosamine with MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is more
effective for osteoarthritis than using either supplement alone.
Using either agent alone improved pain and swelling in arthritic
joints, but combining the agents was significantly better in
reducing pain and swelling and in improving joint function. 118
Patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis were treated with
500mg MSM alone, 500mg Glucosamine alone, a combination of the two,
or a placebo, 3 times a day for 12 weeks.
After 12 weeks of treatment the average pain score fell from
1.74 to 0.65 in the Glucosamine group, from 1.53 to 0.74 in the
MSM group, however in the MSM-Glucosamine group it fell from 1.7
to 0.36. The combination also worked faster. The combination
produced an anti-inflammatory, analgesic effect in osteoarthritis
and had better ability to improve walking ability in these
individuals. The study is published in the June 2004 issue of
Clinical Drug Investigations.
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