Dr. V is In

ELDR's chief medical advisor, Dr. Vagnini

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Omega-3: The Super Nutrient

I have a long history of stressing the importance of nutrients to good health, dating back 25 years—even in the days when I was active as a cardiovascular surgeon. Omega-3 is a nutrient I single out for its broad effectiveness, its benefits reported in virtually thousands of research articles.

The story of Omega-3 started 40 years ago when epidemiologic studies evaluated the health of Greenland Eskimos and found an interesting paradox. The Eskimos, who eat a diet high in fat—mainly consisting of whale blubber—had a remarkably low incidence of heart attacks. The paradox was solved when an analysis revealed that their diet was high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Since that time, there has been an avalanche of scientific studies establishing the myriad benefits of Omega-3.

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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

A Program to Prevent and Manage Diabetes

Drugs and nutritional therapies that work in the prevention and treatment of diabetes.

In the clinical management of diabetes—and pre-diabetes, the prevention of diabetes—health education is critical, particularly with respect to drug therapy. Many of the patients I see with diabetes are misinformed and have doctors that are misinformed. Very frequently they have been prescribed old-fashioned types of drugs and are not taking advantage of more modern types of pharmacologic and neutriceutical agents.

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