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Before you start jumping up and down, yes we know that it is a deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine) that causes beri-beri, and that niacin deficiency actually causes pellagra we figured that if pseudo-environmental groups like EWG and NRDC can sit in their recycled offices day after day writing utter nonsense, we could take take a few liberties with a vitamin, especially in pursuit of a pretty good pun.
According to the Centers for Disease Ãontrol and Prevention, there are approximately 800,000 strokes each year, resulting in 130,000 deaths, making stroke the fourth leading killer in the United States.
New CDC report explores the toll of preventable deaths in our nation. The figures are staggering, but parsing the immediate vs. underlying causes, plus geographic distributions may help reduce the loss.
Statins, drugs that lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, are perhaps the most widely prescribed pharmaceuticals in the United States. Currently nearly 43 million US adults 38 percent of Americans
The U.S. National Institutes of Health recommends that those individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, (or 35 if accompanied by serious medical conditions such as diabetes), consider
A new scientific statement in the journal Stroke, published by the American Heart Association (in concert with the American Stroke
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology surprised many doctors and patients by issuing controversial new guidelines for reducing cardiovascular risk factors,
High blood cholesterol levels are known risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), and heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. One might think that, given this widely-known information, people would be good about having their cholesterol levels checked regularly.
A prescription fish-oil capsule, which has been approved for reducing elevated triglycerides, was voted down by an FDA panel to enlarge its indications to include lowering cholesterol due to a lack of data supporting efficacy against cardiovascular outcomes.
The drug company, Regeneron, which specializes in biologicals (drugs made utilizing biological systems, such as antibodies, rather than synthesized chemicals), released results of a late-stage trial of their new man-made antibody, alirocumab. (Hopefully the brand name will roll off the tongue with a bit more fluidity).
Eggs are a vital part of a balanced and varied diet, the American Council on Science and Health concluded in a report released today. "When most people hear the word 'eggs,' they immediately think 'cholesterol' and 'bad,' says Dr. Ruth Kava, ACSH's director of nutrition. "In fact," she continues, "although egg yolks are high in cholesterol, eggs also provide essential nutrients, including protein, riboflavin, folate and vitamins B12, D and E." Recent research shows that the most potent dietary culprits for raising levels of cholesterol in the blood are the saturated fats in foods, not the cholesterol. Indeed, studies have found that two thirds of the population experiences only a small increase in blood cholesterol after consuming high levels of dietary cholesterol.