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New Article Demonstrates Daily Use of Certain Supplements Can Decrease Health Care Expenditures

Use of specific dietary supplements can have a positive effect on health care costs through avoided hospitalizations related to Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), according to a new article published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements1. The article, “From Science to Finance—A Tool for Deriving Economic Implications from the Results of Dietary Supplement Clinical Studies,” published by Christopher Shanahan and Robert de Lorimier, Ph.D., explores a potential cost-benefit analysis tool that, when applied to a high-risk population (U.S. adults over 55 with CHD) who take dietary supplements, specifically omega-3 fatty acid or B vitamin dietary supplements, can read more…

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The Hidden Sources of Inflammation That Put You at Risk for Heart Disease

by Dr. Chad Larson

Inflammation is an essential and normal part of our physiology, without which we could not survive as a human race. Inflammation is primarily part of the protective innate immune response that attempts to dilute, destroy, or neutralize an offending pathogen or toxin. Inflammation’s presence then triggers a series of reactions that ideally leads to tissue repair and recovery. That is, if everything goes as planned. Unfortunately, like an untrained dog off its leash, inflammation can go from a protector to an attacker of its own master.

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Successful Heart Health and Prevention Programs

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Management of Hyperlipidemia

Tieraona Low Dog, MD, David Riley, MD

Atherosclerosis is the major cause of coronary heart disease and one of the leading causes of death in the United States. While genetic variables contribute to the development of the disease in some individuals, the real tragedy is the fact that many deaths could be prevented by eating a low fat diet, exercising regularly, not smoking and maintaining a healthy body weight. New medical research is evaluating the interplay between plaque formation in atherosclerosis and inflammation with new evidence suggesting that C-reactive protein—a marker for inflammation— may be of primary importance in read more…

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