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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...

Eating Omega 3 Fish Reduces Heart Attacks and Strokes in young Women

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Women between the age of 15 and 49 may reduce their risk of developing heart attacks, strokes, and hypertension by consuming fish right in omega 3 fatty acids. Compared to women eating fish high in omega 3 fats such as salmon, mackerel, cod and herring, have a 90% less risk compared to women eating little or no fish. This study was published in the journal, Hypertension,...

Essential Fatty Acids Overview

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are absolutely necessary for life. Sources are from fish, fish oil, krill, flax and oils from other seeds, nuts, and plants. There is an epidemic of essential fatty acid deficiencies in the US. Infant formulas have been deficient in EFAs; we can add fish oil and evening primrose oil to it. EFAs thin blood, prevent rhythm...

Fatty Acids: What You Need to Know

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are absolutely necessary for life. Sources are from fish, fish oil, flax and oils from other seeds, nuts, and plants. There is an epidemic of essential fatty acid deficiencies in the US. Infant formulas have been deficient in EFAs; we can add fish oil and evening primrose oil to it. EFAs thin blood, prevent rhythm disturbances,...

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 04/16/2024
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 04/16/2024
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 04/16/2024
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.

Fish Reduces Crime

submitted by: admin on 04/16/2024
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki review the importance of essential fatty acids for brain function and encourage eating fish to correct the problem. They report the effects of adding fish to the diet of prisoners and encourage that we serve both prisonsers and school children more fish in their diets. Research supporting this premise is presented.

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