More fiber intake associated with lower risk of death over nine year period

In an article published online in the American Medical Association journal Archives of Internal Medicine on February 14, 2011, National Cancer Institute researchers reveal the outcome of a study which found a lower risk of dying over a nine year average follow up period among men and women who consumed a high fiber diet.

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Vitamin D – A Gene-Regulating Super Nutrient

one study with 2100 female twins showed that having adequate vitamin D extends life by five years

Patients with Parkinson’s were 55% more likely to be low in vitamin D.

Some of the newer colon cancer research finds that vitamin D turns on death signals in colon cancer cells and works synergistically with calcium to help prevent colon cancer cells from spreading.

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How Protein Helps Weight Loss

The amount of quality protein in your diet is the single most important calorie that influences your metabolic rate, favorably influencing weight loss.  Quality protein also helps you sustain muscle during weight loss, improve muscle fitness, improve immunity, improve antioxidant function, build HDL cholesterol, and enhance insulin and leptin function – all of which contribute toward optimal weight management efforts over time. (more…)

Vioxx Mechanism of Heart Attacks Discovered – All NSAIDs May Have Risk

As of this year Merck has settled the majority of Vioxx claims following their 2004 “voluntary” removal of the heart-attack-causing medication.  It has cost them 4.85 billion dollars.  They ghostwrote the “scientific” studies for false marketing purposes and hid safety data from the FDA.  The FDA allowed the drug on the market over the objection of its safety scientists.  Finally, the likely mechanism explaining why Vioxx caused cardiovascular death1 has apparently been stumbled onto.  The mechanism of injury raises serious risks for any NSAID drug as well as other drugs of safety concern, such as fibrates, that are used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides. (more…)