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Archive for January, 2013

The Affordable Care Act, enacted August of 2012, helps to make preventive services affordable and accessible by requiring health insurance plans to cover preventive services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an advisory committee on immunization and guidelines recommended by the Academy of Pediatrics. The act also requires insurance companies to cover […]

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Chocolate to the rescue once again

In this meta-analysis of randomized clinical trial on cocoa, chocolate or cocoa flavan-3-ols and cardiovascular biomarkers, a total of 42 trials and 1,297 individuals were systematically analyzed. Biomarkers of cardiovascular disease such as systolic and diastolic blood pressure, lipid profiles, fasting glucose, insulin, triglycerides, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), C-reactive protein (CRP) and flow-mediated dilation (FMD) were […]

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