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A review of 25 trials that evaluated the risk of CHD related to the body’s omega-3 levels showed that there was an inverse relationship with major cardiovascular (CV) events and tissue levels of EPA and even more so, with DHA. [1] There have been three large randomized trials documenting omeg-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in […]

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Hibiscus and hypertension

The study was designed to compare the blood pressure lowering effects of sour tea (ST) -Hibiscus sabdariffa with black tea (BT) in type II diabetics with mildly high blood pressure. Patients were randomly assigned to drink one cup of Hibiscus or black tea two times per day for one month. Each infusion contained one tea […]

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In a randomized trial of more than 5400 women with cardiovascular disease or risk factors, women were randomized to placebo or a combination of folic acid 2.5 mg/day, Vitamin B6, 50 mg/day and Vitamin B12, 1mg/day. The women were over the age of 40, and two thirds of them had a history of cardiovascular disease […]

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One of the most eye opening experiences I’ve had in relationship to cardiovascular disease was hearing a lecture and reading an article by John Abramson, M.D. In an interview with Dr. Abramson published in TLFD June 2008, he states that “there is not a single randomized controlled trial that shows that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are […]

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1739 offspring (Caucasian) of the original Framingham Heart Study were eligible for the Framingham Offspring Cohort.  Mean age was 59 years, 55% were women (947) were without prior cardiovascular disease.  25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were measured and deficiency groups were identified as < 15 ng/mL and < 10 ng/mL. 28% of individuals had levels < 15 […]

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Fifty-three postmenopausal women completed a trial whereby they were randomly assigned to one of two groups: two capsules of Trifolium pratense (80 mg red clover isoflavones) daily for 90 days, or placebo.  Subjects were crossed-over for another 90 days after a 7 day washout period.  Total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), low-density lipoprotein […]

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A study of 1,471 post menopausal women in New Zealand with a mean age of 74 were randomized to receive 1 gm of calcium citrate or placebo daily for 5 years. The occurrence of sudden death, heart attacks, stroke and transient ischemic attacks were reported by either the women or their family members. A twofold […]

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