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Confused about which types of dietary fats to have to reduce heart disease risks?

With the clever marketing of unhealthy products, poorly designed studies with confounding factors (did not control for other factors that could impact on heart disease risk) and misinterpretation of studies' findings, it is no wonder the public and even some health professionals are confused about which dietary fats to have and which to avoid. The American Heart Association (AHA) have recommended the reduction of saturated fat to reduce heart disease risk since 1961. Their recent 2017 review, the Presidential Advisory from the AHA, states "we conclude strongly that lowering intake of saturated fat and replacing it with unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, will lower the inciden

Q: Does having bent or brittle nails mean I have a nutritional deficiency?

Issues with the health of your nails can be from nutritional deficiency, nutritional toxicity or other causes (such as liver disease and chronic kidney disease). Nutritional deficiency: Long standing iron deficiency can result in spoon-shaped nails (koilonychia). Recommended dietary intake (RDI) is 8-18ug/day. Vitamin B12 deficiency has been associated with changes in nail pigments. RDI is 2.4ug/day. Protein deficiency or protein energy malnutrition can result with transverse ridges on nails. RDI is 0.75-0.84g/kg body weight. Recent studies have recommended higher intakes of 1.0-1.2g/kg body weight for elderly (65yo+). Selenium deficiency can result in white fingernail beds. RDI is 60-70ug/d

Confused about which types of dietary fats to have to reduce heart disease risks?

With the clever marketing of unhealthy products, poorly designed studies with confounding factors (did not control for other factors that could impact on heart disease risk) and misinterpretation of studies' findings, it is no wonder the public and even some health professionals are confused about which dietary fats to have and which to avoid. The American Heart Association (AHA) have recommended the reduction of saturated fat to reduce heart disease risk since 1961. Their recent 2017 review, the Presidential Advisory from the AHA, states "we conclude strongly that lowering intake of saturated fat and replacing it with unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, will lower the inciden

Q: Does having bent or brittle nails mean I have a nutritional deficiency?

Issues with the health of your nails can be from nutritional deficiency, nutritional toxicity or other causes (such as liver disease and chronic kidney disease). Nutritional deficiency: Long standing iron deficiency can result in spoon-shaped nails (koilonychia). Recommended dietary intake (RDI) is 8-18ug/day. Vitamin B12 deficiency has been associated with changes in nail pigments. RDI is 2.4ug/day. Protein deficiency or protein energy malnutrition can result with transverse ridges on nails. RDI is 0.75-0.84g/kg body weight. Recent studies have recommended higher intakes of 1.0-1.2g/kg body weight for elderly (65yo+). Selenium deficiency can result in white fingernail beds. RDI is 60-70ug/d

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