Words of wisdom and miscellaneous facts by Dr. Wysong and others. This is an accumulation over several decades and the accuracy cannot be attested to.
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Eating Chocolate Reduces Your Risk of Death
Regular cocoa consumption could lower your blood pressure and even cut your risk of dying of a heart attack in half.
In a 15-year long study, over 450 men aged over 65 were divided into three groups based on their cocoa intake. The high-consumption group consisted of those who ate at least four grams a day.
Those in the group that consumed the least cocoa proved to be twice as likely to die of a heart attack as those who ate the most. Furthermore, those who consumed the most cocoa were also less likely to die of any cause, and had lower blood pressure than the other groups. However, raw cocoa and chocolate are not exactly the same. Eating four grams of cocoa would require consuming 100 grams of dark chocolate. (See Chocolate Therapy™, Choc-O-Nuts™) Archives of Internal Medicine.
Topical Vitamin A Prevents Wrinkles
A double blind study of elderly subjects (mean age of 87 years) investigated a 4% topical vitamin A (retinol) lotion compared to a placebo. The retinol group saw a reduction in wrinkles of 19.5%, determined by biopsy samples. Vitamin A itself may be even better tolerated than retinol, the vitamin A analogue which can cause skin sensitivities and adverse reactions. Townsend Letter.
Ovarian Cancer Risks Higher for Obese Women
Research has shown that women with a body mass index greater than 25 had a shorter remission period from treatment and higher chances of death. Obesity is a known risk factor for several cancers, including cancer of the kidney, breast, and colon. About 15,000 women die of ovarian cancer annually. Cancer.
High prevalence of low vitamin D status in African Americans with asthma.
(See O-Mega D™, Optimal™, Daily Combo™) J Pediatr.
Higher intake of nuts and fiber during adolescence lowers future risk of breast cancer.
(See Trail Mix™, FiberMin E.F.A.™, Choc-O-Nuts™, Peanut Butter Plus™) Cancer Causes Control.
Higher vitamin D status reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.
(See O-Mega D™, Optimal™, Daily Combo™) Am J Clin Nutr.
L-carnitine supplementation improves insulin resistance and benefits diabetics.
(See Carvasol™, Neuridone™) JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr.
Low consumption of processed meat and higher consumption of poultry and fish reduces the risk of ovarian cancer.
Am J Clin Nutr.
EPA (omega-3) supplementation benefits children with ADHD.
(See Krill Oil™, Marine Lipids™) Acta Paediatr.
Supplementation with probiotics reduces pulmonary exacerbations rate in cystic fibrosis patients.
(See Probiosyn™) Pediatr Pulmonol.
Intravenous fish oil supplementation benefits patients after gastrointestinal cancer surgery.
(See Krill Oil™, Marine Lipids™, E.F.A.™) Br J Surg.
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