Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease

Mention “saturated fat” to anyone who’s health conscious, and generally it will conjure images of cardiovascular disease. However, in light of recent evidence, does this still holds true? This meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition looked at twenty-one studies in order to summarize the evidence related to the association of dietary saturated …

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Hypnotherapy is effective at reducing the perception of pain

Brain imaging studies investigate pain reduction by hypnosis

Researchers at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and the Technical University of Aachen, Germany, used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to find out if hypnosis alters brain activity in a way that might explain pain reduction. The results are reported in the November-December 2004 issue of Regional …

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