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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Fish Oil and Aging
Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acid rich fish oil for heart patients can reduce the rate of telomere (DNA at the end of chromosomes that protect it from damage) shortening, which is an indicator of aging and vulnerability to disease. (See E.F.A.™, Krill Oil™, Marine Lipids™, The Cholesterol Myth – Believe it to Your Peril) JAMA.
Hypertension and Coenzyme Q10
Supplementation with coenzyme Q10 helps lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure by an average of 25.9 mm Hg after approximately four months. (See Carvasol™, The Cholesterol Myth – Believe it to Your Peril) South Med J.
Claudication Improved with Vitamin E
Claudication (impaired walking and leg cramping due to blocked arteries) can be relieved with supplementation of vitamin E. The dosage used in the study was 400 IU daily for three months, with patients showing significantly greater walking distance before exhibiting pain as compared to the placebo group. (See Antioxidant Spectrum™, The Cholesterol Myth – Believe it to Your Peril) Angiology.
Low serum folate linked to increased depressive symptoms.
(See Optimal™) Eur J Clin Nutr.
Omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of progression to psychotic disorders.
(See E.F.A.™, Krill Oil™, Marine Lipids™) Arch Gen Psychiatry.
Soy intake helps protect against type 2 diabetes in overweight women.
(See Whole Soy™, Peanut Butter Plus™, Super Flour™, Chocolate Therapy™) J Nutr.
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