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Statin Drugs and Parkinson’s disease

Use of Statin drugs for lowering cholesterol may lead to Parkinson’s disease A study reported by researchers at the University of North Carolina showed an excess number of cases of Parkinson’s disease diagnosed in those taking statin type medications to lower their cholesterol.  These include Lipitor, Mevacor, Pravachol, Vitorin, and Crestor. What they showed was […]

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Antidepressants Increases the Risk of Bone Fracture

Antidepressants Increases the Risk of Bone Fracture

In the Jan 22nd issue of The Archives of Internal Medicine a study regarding the possible relationship between bone fractures and of the use of antidepressants was reported. This study confirmed an association that had been suspected from previous studies. The health consequences particularly for the population over 50 may be very dramatic. Approximately 10% of […]

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Blueberries And Cutting Your Cancer Risk

A study published this year in Clinical Cancer Research, by Rutgers University in conjunction with the USDA, suggests that dietary intake of blueberries interferes with a mechanism thought responsible for the development of tumors. Over the years studies have suggested that intake of fruits and vegetables cuts your cancer risk. This is another piece of […]

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Genetic Screening For Optimal Health

Genetic Screening For Optimal Health

Advances recently made in the study of genetics allows us to customize advice on lifestyle and nutritional supplementation to suit the genetic profile of an individual as revealed through a GENE SNP analysis. A gene is a segment of DNA which controls the production of proteins, which influence functioning of the body in a variety […]

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