Lowering CT Heart Scan Calcium Score and Heart Attack Risk Via Diet and Supplement Changes

One of the notable developments in the past decade of cardiovascular medicine has been the increasing use of a CT scan of the heart to determine calcification in the cardiovascular system. The relative level of calcification is quantified as a … Continue reading

L-Carnitine Helps Reduce LDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Blood Glucose, and Insulin in Fatty Liver Disease and Diabetes Patients

The inexpensive supplement L-carnitine has been found in multiple studies of patients with diabetes or fatty liver disease to greatly amplify the beneficial effects of improved diet and lipase-blocker drugs such as orlistat (Alli). It appears the supplement has low … Continue reading

Vitamins B12, C, and E May Increase Telomere Length

A recent study by the National Institutes of Health explored the connection between telomere lengths in the human immune cells known as leukocytes (white blood cells) and the use of multivitamins. The data used came from 586 participants in the Sister Study of healthy sisters of breast cancer patients. The women’s ages ranged from 35 to 74 years. Women who used multivitamins on a daily basis had leukocyte telomeres on average 5.1% longer than those who did not use multivitamins.

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