Archive for March, 2013

Highlights from CDC Report

Following are the horrifying highlights of the report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report released on February 7, 2013 and available online. Nine out of ten Americans do not follow recommended guidelines for salt intake. As a result, excess salt intake was the primary cause or contributing cause of nearly 348,000 deaths in […]

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Coffee Is Not a Fruit or a Vegetable

Media reports in the recent times may have you believing that if you drink enough coffee you don’t have to be concerned about eating fruits and vegetables. After all coffee has the same antioxidants that prevent cancer and heart disease as fruit and vegetables do. No doubt, the coffee industry loves this free publicity.  Not […]

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Vitamin Supplements Don’t Help

In a recent Pharmacy Times article, Charles H. Brown, professor emeritus of clinical pharmacy at Purdue University, makes a compelling argument against the value of vitamins and supplements. Antioxidant pills, often sold in combination with vitamins, are among the most commonly consumed supplement pills taken by Americans falsely hoping to improve their health. After reviewing […]

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Report on Mortality Benefit from Reduction in Salt Consumption: The Real Lessons

It is all over the news. A blockbuster report published in the February 11, 2013 issue of the medical journal Hypertension is widely quoted as saying that a 40 percent reduction in salt consumption from current levels could save up to 500,000 lives in America. This report comes from notables who have contributed immensely to […]

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