CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta talks about recent research on the risks of high sugar consumption. He goes on to explain that “…humans weren’t designed to eat this much sugar. We used to get sugar once a year when fruit fell from the trees. Even honey was protected by the bees. How much food could you really eat? I mean you can’t…10 oranges, that’s enough. Now, we eat 140 pounds, roughly, a year, on average. Our bodies simply didn’t evolve to be able to handle that.
So it hits the liver, the liver says I don’t know what to do with all this sugar, so it starts to metabolize it in unusual ways and it gets turned into what are known as low density lipoprotein particles. And that’s the worst kind of cholesterol.
The full story can be found here: http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2014/09/10/why-sugar-is-worse-than-fat/?hpt=hp_t3
Looking at previously popular data and studies, the Swiss Medical Board cited 3 major factors supporting the abolishment of mammography in Switzerland.
- Outdated clinical trials.
- Benefits did not outweigh the harms.
- Women’s perceptions of mammography benefits are not mirrored in the reality.
For the full story visit: http://www.naturalcuresnotmedicine.com/2014/09/mammography-screening-abolished-switzerland.html
Natural Standard highlights new studies done regarding sodium in our diet.
A recent study suggests that consuming too little salt in the diet is just as, if not more, harmful than consuming too much.
In adults, the adequate intake (AI) of sodium is 1.5 grams daily, with a tolerable upper limit (UL) of 2.3 grams daily. Most people in North America consume sodium at levels much higher than recommended. Many experts believe that increased salt consumption is a risk factor for the development of high blood pressure. Too much sodium may also contribute to heart disease (stroke, heart failure), kidney disease, osteoporosis, and stomach cancer. While there are concerns about many people consuming too much salt, sodium is necessary for the function of nerves and muscles, as well as for fluid and electrolyte balance, and therefore too little salt is also a potential concern.
In a recent study, researchers analyzed urine samples from 101,945 people in 17 countries to assess the link between sodium intake and the risk of death and heart disease-related events. Sodium intakes were estimated through sodium measurements in the urine.
The researchers found that people who consumed 7 or more grams of sodium daily had an increased risk of death or heart disease-related events. The link between high sodium intake and death or heart disease was highest for people with high blood pressure. However, people who consumed less than 3 grams of sodium daily had an even greater risk of death or heart disease-related events, suggesting the need to ensure people do not drop sodium intake to extreme lows.
The authors concluded that sodium intake between 3 and 6 grams daily is linked to a lower risk of death or heart disease-related events. Daily intakes higher or lower than this range appear to increase the risk for death.
For information about salt, please visit Natural Standard’s Food, Herbs & Supplements Database.
Mary Newport, MD, is medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit at Spring Hill Regional Hospital in Florida. She evaluates the roles of MCT oil derived from coconut oil in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Highlights from the story include: A scientist at the University of Illinois, Dipanjan Pan, and his team say they may have found a way to stop cancer cell growth, according to a paper presented at the American Chemical Society conference this week. http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/marketwire/1140159.htm