• Policosanol Improves the Cholesterol and Raises the HDL of Older People with High Blood Pressure

    Feb 18, 2005
    Policosanol is a cholesterol lowering nutrient that is safe and well tolerated even in people who use many different prescription drugs. In fact, Policosanol lacks significant adverse effects including a lack of drug to drug interactions. 205 older patients with high cholesterol who were taking Beta-Blocking drugs for high blood pressure were randomly placed on either Policosanol at 5mg a day for 3 years or placebo.
  • Red Wine and Green tea Polyphenols Protect Us from Coronary Heart Disease and Tumors

    Feb 17, 2005
    Studies indicate that regular consumption of red wine and green tea reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer. The advancement of the disease from hardening of the arteries to advanced stages of artery clogging plaque that is prone to rupturing is accelerated by the formation of new blood vessels. The development of cancerous tumors is also accelerated by the formation of new blood vessels.
  • Low Saturated Fat Diet with Soy Foods and Sterols As Good as Same Diet with Statin Drug

    Feb 15, 2005
    34 patients with high cholesterol were placed on three different 1-month treatments for cholesterol in random order. They ate a very low saturated fat diet, or the same diet with a statin drug (lovastatin 20mg a day), or the same diet with the addition of the following - soy foods, almonds, fiber (oats, barley, Psyllium), the vegetables okra and eggplant, and high concentrations of plant sterols. Fasting blood samples were taken right before the start of the diet, at two weeks, and at four weeks.
  • It is the Combination of Tocopherols and Tocotrienols or Alpha Plus Gamma Tocopherol that Lower the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

    Feb 14, 2005
    High intake of vitamin E from food is associated with protecting you from developing Alzheimer's disease, but the same benefit is not obtained from the most common form of vitamin E supplement, the old fashioned but most commonly used D-alpha-tocopherol that is in all of the major brands of multiple-vitamin and most vitamin E supplements. ? Individuals in the Chicago Health and Aging Project were monitored for 6 years to compare vitamin E protection and cognitive decline.
  • ADHD Drug Alert - Adderall

    Feb 11, 2005
    The drug Adderall commonly used to treat ADHD in children and adults has been linked to a number of sudden deaths: the FDA is soon to release a public health advisory concerning this. The Canadian drug regulatory agency, Health Canada, has gone a step further and suspended the sale of Adderall XR in Canada. Currently there have been 20 reports of sudden death internationally in patients taking Adderall products Alarmingly the deaths were not because of overdose, abuse, or incorrect use 14 deaths occurred in children and 6 in adults 12 of the deaths were from strokes and 2 of the children who died did so from a stroke 5 of the sudden deaths occurred in people with structural defects of the heart Methylphenidate, which is the generic name for the drug Ritalin, also carries a similar risk profile Two New Studies - Resveratrol Protects the Eyes and Breasts Epidemiological evidence connects moderate red wine consumption may protect against age-related macular (AMD) degeneration.