Supplement warning: Overdosing on this to lower high blood pressure could be deadly

SUPPLEMENTS popularly used include vitamin C, vitamin D3 and omega-3 - and potassium may also be taken to ward off high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, digestive disorders, and infertility. However, too much of the mineral could be deadly.
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Conclusion: These findings are important to support policies that aim to achieve the World Health Organization ’ s goal of reducing hypertension by 25% over the next decade.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Men with clinically detected prostate cancer who had a long life expectancy lived for an additional 2.9 years following radical prostatectomy compared with patients who underwent watchful waiting.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: The immunodot kit allowed the diagnosis of 10 dermatomyositis. A high number of autoantibody positive patients without dermatomyositis raises the issue of the immunodot's performances in the context of biological autoimmunity. PMID: 30527961 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
Authors: Longvert C, Saiag P Abstract Incidence of malignant melanoma has been increasing since the 1980s. For loco-regional stages, surgery is still the best treatment. Melanoma has a high distant metastatic potential and prognosis of advanced stages was until recently very poor. Since 2011 however, a real revolution has taken place in the treatment of metastatic melanoma. This is based upon considerably improved knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of melanoma and cancer immunology. Thus, two new classes of systemic therapeutic agents are now available: immunotherapies (immunological checkpoint inhibitors), whic...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
Because the products are not properly labeled, they could pose a risk to people who take nitrates for high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol or heart disease.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This study aims to analyse the eating patterns and nutrient intake in different eating patterns of elderly persons. This is a cross-sectional study with elderly people from Botucatu, S ão Paulo state, Brazil. The mean daily nutrient intake of individuals with high adherence to the eating patterns identified by factor analysis was analysed, comparing the intake by analysis of variance. Individuals with high adherence to the Healthy eating pattern had the highest mean intake of ret inol, vitamin A and vitamin E. Individuals with high adherence to the eating pattern Snacks and weekend meal presented lower means of vita...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Resumo Analisar aspectos quantitativos e qualitativos da alimenta ção escolar constitui-se de etapa primordial para fazer do Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar (PNAE) um espaço efetivo para a promoção da alimentação saudável e formação de sujeitos de direitos. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a adequação nutricional das refeições servidas e consumidas e quantificar o desperdício de alimentos em Centros de Educação Infantil de Maceió/AL. Foram analisadas por três dias n&a...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Resumo Este trabalho objetiva avaliar os marcadores do consumo alimentar de pacientes diab éticos por meio de um aplicativo móvel. Estudo transversal, realizado com 100 adultos e idosos portadores de Diabetes Mellitus tipo 2, internados em um hospital do interior do estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Para a coleta de dados utilizou-se o aplicativo móvel Diabetes FoodControl. Na associação da adequação dos marcadores do consumo com as variáveis investigadas, utilizou-se o teste do qui-quadrado ao nível 5% de significância. Identificou-se alto percentual de indiv...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Authors: Fiel DC, Santos I, Santos JE, Vicente R, Ribeiro S, Silva A, Malvar B, Pires C Abstract Hyperkalemia is one of the most common electrolyte disorders, responsible for a high number of adverse outcomes, including life-threatening arrhythmias. Potassium binders are largely prescribed drugs used for hyperkalemia treatment but unfortunately, there are many adverse events associated with its use, mostly gastrointestinal. Identification of patients at highest risk for the serious complications associated with the current potassium binders, such as colon necrosis and perforation, could prevent fatal outcomes. The ...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Smoking confers a higher cardiovascular risk to CKD patients under conservative treatment as it is associated with higher levels of P. Further studies are needed to confirm and better elucidate this finding. PMID: 30534856 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research
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