Aortic aneuysm prevention Jeff Green
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Aortic aneurysm prevention: Jeff Green and his aorta

Last week the Boston Celtics announced that forward Jeff Green will miss the 2012 season due to an aortic aneurysm, set to be operated on next month. Jeff is lucky. An estimated million other Americans have aortic aneurysms, but most don’t know it, and their first symptom may be their last. In...

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Generic Lipitor is not the answer
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Generic Lipitor is not the answer to our heart disease epidemic

The cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor (atorvastatin) is the best-selling drug on the planet. Nearly a million Americans filled their prescriptions the first week after it went generic this month. Over the past 25 years, this one drug raked in $100 billion in sales. Although as a class, the statin...

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Latest in Nutrition vol. 7 DVD now available (proceeds to charity)

The current batch of videos from volume 6 are set to run out before Christmas, and so starting December 26, and running through March here on NutritionFacts.org, I’ll be rolling out the videos off my new Latest in Nutrition DVD, volume 7. Now that all my videos are posted free online, I...

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Vitamin D Shedding some light
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Vitamin D: Shedding some light on the new recommendations

Earlier this year, the U.S. Institute of Medicine upped their official vitamin D recommendation for most adults from 200 to 600 IU a day. Where did they get the original number, why did they triple it, and why are there those who recommend people take thousands a day rather than hundreds? Though...

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Beans and Gas
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Beans and Gas: Clearing the air

More than a decade ago, the Quarterly Journal of Medicine published a review entitled: “Vegetarian Diet: Panacea for modern lifestyle disease?” The answer was in the affirmative, noting those eating vegetarian appear to have less obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease,...

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