Vitamin D and heart disease

New examination of patient data has disclosed evidence suggesting that vitamin D levels may play a highly significant role in cardiovascular health. This was according to an article published in the American Journal of Cardiology (October 2010).
Jeffrey L. Anderson, M.D., of the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, and colleagues analyzed 41,504 patient records. Vitamin D levels were reviewed as well as heart conditions to see if there was an association.
The researchers found a 63.6 percent prevalence of ...

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Dietary “pearls” to think about!

Trying to lower your LDL cholesterol? From Penn State comes a study which showed a 13% lowering of your bad cholesterol when two servings of pistachios are consumed per day. The thinking is the high content of “phytosterols” that are found in nuts that bind cholesterol in the gut.

It’s always better to focus on whole grain breads than refined white bread. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that those individuals who ate mostly whole grains had 17% less abdominal ...

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