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Vitamin C can effect inflammatory markers A new study adds to the evidence that vitamin C supplements can lower concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP), a central biomarker of inflammation that has been shown to be a powerful predictor of heart disease and diabetes. The study shows that for healthy, non-smoking adults with an elevated level… Read more »

FDA Warns Consumers About Tainted Weight Loss Pills

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers nationwide not to purchase or consume more than 25 different products marketed for weight loss because they contain undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients that may put consumers’ health at risk.

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B Vitamin may help with cognitive deficits Nicotinamide, a form of the B vitamin niacin, was shown to restore cognitive deficits in certain mouse models thus representing a safe treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. The Institute for Progressive Medicine offers several comprehensive B Complex formulas. Please call reception at 949-600-5100 for details.

How to be Healthy in the New Year

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January Education Lecture: How to be Healthy in The New Year Weight loss should not be the primary concern for a healthy New Years resolution. In this lecture, Dr. Sosin will discuss lifestyle and diet to help promote healthy body composition, reduce the risk factors responsible for cardiac disease, diabetes and cancer, and help you… Read more »

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Environmental pollutant may promote obesity A common environmental pollutant that is known to have a potent effect on gene activity may be promoting obesity, according to Japanese researchers. Tributyltin is known to affect cell receptors in animals and humans at very low concentrations. Its harmful effect on the liver and the nervous and immune systems… Read more »

Exercise staves off age-related brain changes

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Regular exercise increases cerebral blood flow and helps to stave off age-related brain changes, so say researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC). J. Keith Smith and colleagues compared brain scans of 12 healthy adults aged between 60 and 76. Half of the participants were very active and had exercised for at least three… Read more »

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Bad cholesterol inhibits fat breakdown New research has revealed that LDL or “bad” cholesterol inhibits the breakdown of fat in adipocytes, or fat cells, thus suggesting that it is a regulator of fat stores. Previous research has shown that the release of free fatty acids from adipocytes increases the synthesis of precursors of LDL cholesterol…. Read more »