Monthly Archives: April 2013

Link Between Red Meat and Heart Disease

A study conducted by Dr Rosenson of Mt ┬áSinai and Dr Narula of Lenox Hill showed that carnitine, which is found in red meat and also sold as a supplement (especially in energy drinks) may be linked to heart disease/atherosclerosis. Carnitine is broken down in the gut into TMAO (trimethylamine-N-oxide), which has been shown to […]

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MORE STUDIES SUPPORTING LESS SODIUM AND MORE POTASSIUM IN THE DIET

BMJ published three reviews in their online journal investigating the effect of salt and potassium on blood pressure. Two of the reviews found evidence that decreased salt intake was correlated with decreased blood pressure. One of these studies also found a decreased risk of stroke and coronary artery disease with lower sodium intake. The third […]

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EXCESSIVE SALT INTAKE RELATED TO INCREASED DEATHS

Research on the effect of salt on mortality was presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) meeting called the AHA Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions. It was found that salt was responsible for 15% of worldwide deaths in 2010 through heart attacks, strokes, and heart-related illnesses. This equates to 2.3 […]

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