Rimonabant Dropped

New obesity drug failsAmplify’d from http://www.medscape.comof cardiovascular events (CRESCENDO): a randomised, multicentre, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet.  2010; 376(9740):517-23 (ISSN: 1474-547X)Topol EJ; Bousser MG; Fox KA; Creager MA; Despres JP; Easton JD; Hamm CW; Montalescot G; Steg PG; Pearson TA; Cohen E; Gaudin C; Job B; Murphy JH; Bhatt DL;  Scripps Translational Science Institute, LRimonabant for prevention of cardiovascular events (CRESCENDO): a randomised, multicentre, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet.  2010; 376(9740):517-23 (ISSN: 1474-547X)Topol EJ; Bousser MG; Fox KA; Creager MA; … Continue reading Rimonabant Dropped

High Calcium, High Protein Low Calorie Diet Effective

High Calcium, High Protein Low Calorie Diet Effective weight loss dietAmplify’d from http://www.medscape.comDLINE Abstract Printer-Friendly Email ThisDownload This processing....   [ Close Window ] Download This MEDLINE Bookends Endnote Papyrus Procite Refman Quickdoc  Format. View This Abstract Online Effect of a high-calcium energy-reduced diet on abdominal obesity and cardiometabolic risk factors in obese Brazilian subjects. … Continue reading High Calcium, High Protein Low Calorie Diet Effective

Tai Chi Reported to Ease Fibromyalgia

Tai Chi Reported to Ease Fibromyalgia Get up off the couch!Amplify’d from http://www.nytimes.comTai Chi Reported to Ease FibromyalgiaBy PAM BELLUCK Published: August 18, 2010 Recommend Twitter Sign In to E-Mail Print Reprints ShareCloseLinkedinDiggMixxMySpaceYahoo! BuzzPermalink The ancient Chinese practice of tai chi may be effective as a therapy for fibromyalgia, according to a study published on … Continue reading Tai Chi Reported to Ease Fibromyalgia

2 years of intensive dieting => 50% drop out/weight loss 14 lbs

2 years of intensive dieting => 50% drop out/weight loss 14 lbs Low fat or Atkins type low carb both equally poor resultsAmplify’d from http://www.annals.orgWeight and Metabolic Outcomes After 2 Years on a Low-Carbohydrate Versus Low-Fat DietA Randomized Trial Background: Previous studies comparing low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets have not included a comprehensive behavioral treatment, resulting … Continue reading 2 years of intensive dieting => 50% drop out/weight loss 14 lbs

Proton Pump Inhibitors May Reduce the Efficacy of Clopidogrel

Proton Pump Inhibitors May Reduce the Efficacy of Clopidogrel Proton Pump Inhibitor Effect to Reduce Clopidogrel Conversion to Its Active Metabolite Proton Pump Inhibitor Interaction with Clopidogrel (Plavix®) Omeprazole (Prilosec®, Zegerid®) Confirmed Gilard1, Juurlink2, Ho3 Rabeprazole (Aciphex®) Probable Juurlink2, Ho3 Lansoprazole (Prevacid®) Questionable Gilard1, Juurlink2, Li5 Esomeprazole (Nexium®) Unlikely Siller-Matula4 Pantoprazole (Protonix®) Unlikely Juurlink2, Siller-Matula4Amplify’d … Continue reading Proton Pump Inhibitors May Reduce the Efficacy of Clopidogrel

drug interaction clopidogrel/plavix and omeprazole/prilosec not clopidogrel and pantoprazole/protonix

drug interaction clopidogrel/plavix and omeprazole/prilosec not clopidogrel and pantoprazole/protonix The results suggest that a metabolic drug–drug interaction exists between clopidogrel and omeprazole but not between clopidogrel and pantoprazole. Omeprazole (Brand names: Losec, Omesec, Prilosec, UlcerGard, Zegerid) Pantoprazole (Brand name: Protonix)Amplify’d from http://www.nature.comClinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (2010); advance online publication 15 September 2010. doi:10.1038/clpt.2010.219Differential Effects of … Continue reading drug interaction clopidogrel/plavix and omeprazole/prilosec not clopidogrel and pantoprazole/protonix

Sun for Increase Vitamin D: Benefits GREATLY out weighs the Risks

This study estimates increases in melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer mortality rates and decreases in chronic and infectious disease mortality rates in the US The primary benefits are expected to come from reductions in cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Although a few thousand excess deaths per year might occur from melanoma and skin cancer, the avoided … Continue reading Sun for Increase Vitamin D: Benefits GREATLY out weighs the Risks

Use of Tanning Bed => 90% Higher Vit D Levels!

Subjects who used a tanning bed had serum 25(OH)D concentrations 90% higher than those of control subjects Subjects who used a tanning bed had parathyroid hormone concentrations 18% lower. Tanners had significantly higher Bone Mineral Density. CONCLUSION: The regular use of a tanning bed that emits vitamin D-producing ultraviolet radiation is associated with higher 25(OH)D … Continue reading Use of Tanning Bed => 90% Higher Vit D Levels!

Vitamin D deficiency: diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and peripheral vascular disease.

Vitamin D deficiency was associated with highly significant (p <0.0001) increases in the prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and peripheral vascular disease.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govAm J Cardiol. 2010 Oct 1;106(7):963-968. Epub 2010 Aug 11.Relation of Vitamin D Deficiency to Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Disease Status, and Incident Events in a General Healthcare Population.Anderson JL, May HT, Horne … Continue reading Vitamin D deficiency: diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and peripheral vascular disease.

Vitamin D and Death

Experimental and epidemiological evidence does support a plausible role for improving vitamin D status in CVD prevention in the population at large. cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death, being responsible for approximately 30% of deaths worldwide. Solar UV-B radiation is the major source of vitamin D for humans. A significant proportion … Continue reading Vitamin D and Death