March 19, 2014

Institute Medicine’s (IOM) Food and Nutrition Board (FNB)

After 13 years of silence, the quasi governmental agency, the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Food and Nutrition Board (FNB), today recommended that a three-pound premature infant
March 19, 2014

More about CRP (C-Reactive Protein)

C-reactive protein is a valid marker of cardiovascular risk. It is not known whether C-reactive protein is a marker of atherosclerotic burden or whether it reflects
March 19, 2014

C-Reactive protein: good screen for CV disease

More than 20 years ago, 246 risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) had already been identified, and the number continues to grow.1 Advances in genomics
March 19, 2014

Conventional risk factors show CVD – or not?

Prinzmetal’s variant angina, primarily a vasospastic disease, is a glaring example of the gaps in our knowledge regarding the etiology of coronary heart disease. Half of
March 19, 2014

Fish Oils & prevention of CVD

The UK has one of the highest CVD rates in Western Europe, with over one-third of deaths attributable to this condition. This article looks at how
March 19, 2014

Eat a complete meal to reduce heart disease: the PolyMeal

Although the Polypill concept (proposed in 2003) is promising in terms of benefits for cardiovascular risk management, the potential costs and adverse effects are its main
March 19, 2014

PolyMeal – fact or fiction?

Following the controversial idea of the so-called Polypill in 2003, Franco et al. have recently proposed an alternative: the Polymeal. Again, the aim is to reduce
March 19, 2014

Our Health In Crisis

In 1950, the United States was fifth among the leading industrialized nations with respect to female life expectancy at birth, surpassed only by Sweden, Norway, Australia, and
March 19, 2014

Gluten-Free Bread of Life – Celebrating Mass on a Gluten-Free Diet

There are certain milestones in our children’s lives that are forever etched in memory. For me, one such event was my son’s First Holy Communion, an
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