Large prospective studies have linked alcohol consumption with lower risk of metabolic syndrome particularly heart disease and type 2 diabetes (also known as mature onset diabetes or non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitis). Mechanisms underlying this marvelous protective effect are unclear but it has been suggested that alcohol could raise good blood fats (HDL-cholesterol), thin the blood […]
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Recent interest in the potential of omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation and cardiovascular disease risk has spawned a negative view of omega-6 fatty acids. For some reason, it was thought that omega-6 fatty acids had the potential to out compete omega-3 fatty acids and displaced their beneficial effects. This hypothesis has now been proven […]
In 2007, Asaria P et al. published in the Lancet proclaiming the bold statement that “Reductions in dietary salt consumption have greater potential to avert death and disability than stopping smoking!” What a verdict for a major research project! Of course this conclusion is drawn from the assumption that salt is a health issue that […]