Health effect of the New Nordic Diet in adults with increased waist circumference: a 6-mo randomized controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: The regional Mediterranean Diet has been associated with lower risk of disease. OBJECTIVE: We tested the health effects of the New Nordic Diet (NND), which is a gastronomically driven regional, organic, and environmentally friendly diet, in a carefully controlled but free-living setting. DESIGN: A total of 181 centrally obese men and women, with a mean (range) age of 42 y (20-66 y), body mass index (in kg/m(2)) of 30.2 (22.6-47.3), and waist circumference of 100 cm (80-138...
Authors: Sanne Kellebjerg Poulsen, Anette Due, Andreas Jordy, Bente Kiens, Ken D Stark, Steen Stender, Claus Holst, Arne Astrup, Thomas Meinert Larsen

Association of raw fruit and fruit juice consumption with blood pressure: the INTERMAP Study

submitted by: loudegri
Background: Epidemiological evidence suggests that fruit consumption may lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases through blood pressure (BP)–lowering effects; little is known on the independent effect of raw fruit and fruit juice on BP. Objective: The objective was to quantify associations of raw fruit and fruit juice consumption with BP by using cross-sectional data from the INTERnational study on MAcro/micronutrients and blood Pressure (INTERMAP) of 4680 men and women aged...
Authors: Linda Oude Griep, Jeremiah Stamler, Queenie Chan, Linda Van Horn, Lyn Steffen, Katsuyuki Miura, Hirotsugu Ueshima, Nagako Okuda, Liancheng Zhao, Martha Daviglus, Paul Elliott

Riboflavin offers a targeted strategy for managing hypertension in patients with the MTHFR 677TT genotype: a 4-y follow-up

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ABSTRACT Background: We recently reported that the elevated blood pressure (BP) observed in patients with cardiovascular disease who are homozygous for the 677C/T polymorphism (TT genotype) in the gene encoding methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) was responsive to supplementation with riboflavin—the cofactor for MTHFR. Objective: The objective was to investigate the effect of riboflavin on BP targeted at patients with the TT genotype 4 y after initial investigation, during...
Authors: Carol P Wilson, Mary Ward, Helene McNulty, J J Strain, Tom G Trouton, Geraldine Horigan, John Purvis, John M Scott

Association of Kidney Function and Metabolic Risk Factors With Density of Glomeruli

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Dr. Andrew Rule, Nephrologist and Epidemiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the April 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the association of kidney function and metabolic risk factors with glomeruli density on renal biopsy samples from living donors. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com/content/86/4/282.abstract

Medication Adherence: WHO Cares?

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Description: Drs Marie Brown and Jennifer Bussells, practicing internists in the Chicago, Illinois area discuss their article appearing in the April 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/6ees9ar regarding patient adherence to prescribed medications.

Dr. Stepanek of Mayo Clinic discusses May 2010 Mayo Clin Proc article on noninvasive measurement of central vascular pressures

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Dr. Jan Stepanek, Consultant at Mayo Clinic, discusses the article (available at http://tinyurl.com/2bou4l4 ) “Noninvasive Measurement of Central Vascular Pressures With Arterial Tonometry: Clinical Revival of the Pulse Pressure Waveform?” published in the May 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings ( www.mayoclinicproceedings.com ).