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November 2007- Volume 1, Issue 03


In this issue...

- High HDL levels protect heart health

- Vitamin D may slow aging

- Antioxidant supplementation reduces blood pressure

- Improvement of lipid profiles with DHA and olive oil supplementation

- Lipoprotein(a) and heart disease in type 2 diabetics

- Folic acid levels and vitamin B12 deficiency





CLINICAL UPDATE - high Hdl levels protect heart health

Reduced risk of cardiovascular trouble even when LDL levels were low, study finds

(New England Journal of Medicine, September 2007)


Link to ABSTRACT: HDL cholesterol, very low levels of LDL cholesterol, and cardiovascular events.




cLINICAL UPDATE - vitamin d may slow aging

Evidence  links vitamin D levels to telomere length

(American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 2007)


Link to ABSTRACT: Higher serum vitamin D concentrations are associated with longer leukocyte telomere length in women





cLINICAL UPDATE - antioxidant supplementation reduces blood pressure

Vitamins C and E lowered blood pressure in hypertensives - a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial

(Clinical Science, November 2007)

Link to ABSTRACT: Decrease in oxidative stress through supplementation of vitamins C and E is associated with a reduction in blood pressure in patients with essential hypertension.




cLINICAL UPDATE - improvement of lipid profiles with dha and olive oil supplementation

Study shows improvement on patients with high cholesterol and high triglycerides

(American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, August 2007)

Link to ABSTRACT: Docosahexaenoic acid supplementation improves fasting and postprandial lipid profiles in hypertriglyceridemic men

Link to ABSTRACT:  Intake of phenol-rich virgin olive oil improves the postprandial prothrombotic profile in hypercholesterolemic patients





cLINICAL UPDATE - Lipoprotein(a) and heart disease in type II diabetics

Study finds that Lp(a) negatively correlates with triglyceride levels in diabetics

(Lipids Health and Disease, October 2007)

Link to ABSTRACT: Lipoprotein(a): an independent risk factor for ischemic heart disease that is dependent on triglycerides in subjects with Type 2 diabetes mellitus




cLINICAL UPDATE - Folic acid levels and vitamin B12 deficiency

High folate levels may exacerbate vitamin B12-induced anemia

(Nutrition Reviews, October 2007)

Link to ABSTRACT: If high folic acid aggravates vitamin B12 deficiency, what should be done about it?