Tag - cardiovascular disease

supplements

A Supplement a Day Does Not Keep the Doctor Away

In a newly released study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers concluded that the use of dietary supplements are not associated with a decrease in death risk. This study looked at dietary survey results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The data included responses from...

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palm oil

Is Palm oil healthy?

Palm Oil Originally, trans fats were produced as a way to solidify unsaturated fats/vegetable oils. This was more desirable than using animal fats in some products. Unfortunately, it turned out trans fats were extremely unhealthy. The FDA is currently in the process of banning trans fats from foods. The logical...

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saturated fat

Is saturated fat unhealthy?

Saturated Fat Saturated fat is known as the unhealthy or "bad" fat. Coconut oil has given saturated fat a makeover in recent years and many openly doubt the negative health effects associated with saturated fat. Some even go as far as touting it for its potential health benefits. What is fat? Dietary fat...

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Sodium – Effects, Sources, Recommendations & Lowering Strategies

What we commonly refer to as table salt is made up of two elements (sodium and chlorine) and known as sodium chloride. Though a high sodium intake is associated with adverse health effects, a small amount is required to maintain normal bodily functions. Unfortunately, with an increased reliance on...

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