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All About Fats

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Saturated, polyunsaturated, trans, and essential fatty acid chemistry is easy when properly explained. Fat is what we burn most efficiently and are under-appreciated in their value.            

Angina

submitted by: admin on 02/18/2015
Angina is the pain caused by insufficient blood flow to an area of the heart. While this is not lethal in itself, it can be very painful and disabling, and is also a warning that there is at least one blood vessel that is severely blocked and in danger of closing off entirely. A myocardial infarction may be impending. Dr. Saputo recommends the following...

Aspirin Cuts Heart Attacks But Not Deaths or Strokes

submitted by: admin on 10/26/2015
Low dose aspirin can lower the risk of heart attacks in people without a history of heart disease by about 20%, but it does not lower the death rate or the risk of stroke. Also, there is the added risk of GI bleeding secondary to aspirin use. The risk for getting a heart attack in primary prevention is lowered from 2.3% to 1.8%, which comes to a 20% lower risk...

Aspirin for Primary Prevention Questioned

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
  Aspirin is not a good idea for women trying to stave off heart attacks or strokes. Fifty women would have to take ASA for 10 years to help just one person, and this would only be for women at risk for a heart attack. For a person who has already had a heart attack or stroke, the evidence shows there is some benefit to taking aspirin, but it is not...

Aspirin: Is it Safe?

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2013
Aspirin is the most used drug in the US. They are not safe because of bleeding and perforations. Over the counter substitutes are readily available and work well and their acceptance.        

Atrial Fibrillation: Choices in Management

submitted by: admin on 04/12/2015
It is defined and coagulation issues addressed. Treatment options including anticoagulants, cardioversion, and certain drugs are reviewed. Its cause should be looked for and prevention considered.          

Baby Aspirin: How Safe Is It?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
 When we think of aspirin, especially a baby aspirin, it seems innocuous. However, complications occur very commonly and can be devastating. Alternate solutions should be considered and they are discussed.          

Daily Aspirin Linked to Vision Loss

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Seniors who take daily aspirin have twice the risk for wet macular degeneration (not for the dry form). The risk increases from 2 cases per 100 people to 4 cases per 100 people. The authors stated that they felt the benefits of fewer heart attacks and strokes outweighed the visual issues. However, no mention of other forms of anticoagulation were considered such...

Do We Do Too Many Angioplasties and Stents?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Most angioplasties and stents used to treat acute heart attacks or unstable angina in the US are necessary and lifesaving. We know that these procedures are not indicated for people with coronary artery blockages who are stable; only about 3% benefit from these invasive procedures compared to medical treatment alone using pharmaceutical drugs. There is also a...

Fish Oil and Atrial Fibrillation

submitted by: admin on 04/12/2015
  Fish oil is a very powerful antiarrhythmic agent that has side effects that are healthy. However, how well does it work in atrial fibrillation? The active ingredients in fish oil and what do they do are explored.          

Fish Oil Derivative Cures Cancer

submitted by: admin on 06/24/2016
  An article published in the journal, Blood, reported that a compound from fish oil targeted and killed stem cells of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) in mice. They were completely cured of CML and with no relapse with a daily injection for just one week! The compound stimulated the p53 tumor suppressor gene that regulates the response to DNA damage...

Fish Oil For Hypertension in Kids

submitted by: admin on 03/01/2024
Fish oil can lower blood pressure a little in overweight teens. Yet lifestyle remains the most important treatment for hypertension. Diet, exercise, and stress reduction should be included in the curiculum of every school at every level for many reasons. Treating the underlying causes of hypertension needs to be addressed.

Fish Oil for Macular Degeneration

submitted by: admin on 03/01/2024
Fish oil has been shown to help prevent macular degeneration.

Fish Oil May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 08/18/2014
A Rhode Island Hospital retrospective study published in the July 2014 issue of the journal, Alzheimer's & Dementia, showed that the participants with normal cognition at the start of the study who reported taking fish oil had fewer signs of Alzheimer's disease. These patients were followed every 6 months with MRI scans. Those people with...

Fish Oil vs aspirin for Heart Patients

submitted by: admin on 02/18/2015
  Fish oil supplementation is the rule in Europe CCUs and hardly used in the US. The values of essential fatty acids are reviewed. It is far superior to aspirin for anticoagulation because of its saftey profile. We need comparative studies in a clinical trial.                 

Fish Oil vs Flax Seed Oil

submitted by: admin on 03/01/2024
Fish oil and flax seed oil are both excellent sources of omega 3 fatty acids. Not everyone can convert what is in flax to the active omega 3 and 6 oils that we need. Fish oil is easily contaminated by heavy metals.

Flax Seed Oil

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Flax seed oil is a wonderful source of both omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids. The differences between fish and flax are discussed. The amounts and benefits of each needed are discussed.          

Medications After a Heart Attack are Crucial

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
If you have had a heart attack and you don't take your prescription medications leads to an 80% higher risk for another heart attack. Nutritional alternatives are often as good as medications, but not enough MDs know sufficient information to do this safely. Drugs such as beta blockers, afterload reducers, and anticoagulants. Some natural alternatives are...

NSAIDs and Heart Attacks

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  There is a clear link between all NSAIDs and heart attacks. The differences between COX 1 and 2 inhibitors is discussed. Aspirin's side effects are described and make one wonder about what MDs are doing by recommending aspirin for heart attack prevention when fish oil is equally effective and far less likely to have side effects.        

Omega 3 Fats Protect Against Nerve Damage

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  Research from the University of London published in the Journal of Neuroscience showed that omega-3 fatty acids can protect nerves from injury and help them regenerate. Researchers found that mice recovered from sciatic nerve injury more quickly and more fully and that muscles were less likely to waste if they had high levels of omega 3 fatty acids. Unfortunately,...

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