Health Care

Few supplements have proven heart benefits

Few supplements have proven heart benefits”

The popularity of nutritional supplements skyrocketed in the United States over the past years, with about 3 in 4 people now taking them. Ironically, there's only limited evidence on the efficacy of these supplements or if they're safe to consume.

"Testing any diet or supplement in a broad population without acknowledging interindividual variability seems like a recipe for failure, especially because most trials are not randomized, are not of sufficient duration, or do not have enough hard outcome events", Pandey and Topol concluded.

Researchers studied data from roughly 300 nutritional studies involving almost a million people.

Folic acid showed some protective benefit for stroke.

The research did find that omega-three fatty acids - commonly found in fish oil - reduced the chance of heart assaults and coronary heart disease.

"This analysis further reveals that despite in-depth sales and use of various dietary supplements, there's a lack of scientific proof supporting the usage of many dietary supplements", stated Dr. Bruce Y. Lee, an affiliate professor of worldwide health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who was not concerned with the analysis.

The researchers found that taking multivitamins, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin B-6, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, calcium, folic acid, and iron did not significantly protect against cardiovascular problems and early death.

Some supplements may even cause potential harm.

Supplements combining calcium and vitamin D appeared to increase the risk of having a stroke by 17 per cent.

"Calcium plus vitamin D can increase calcium content in the blood and increase calcium deposition in blood vessels", says Khan. That's because there's a little body of knowledge and high-quality evidence that diets are really heart-healthy. They also noted that following a Mediterranean diet, reducing saturated fat intake, modifying fat intake, reducing dietary fat intake, and increasing the quantity of dietary omega-3 and omega-6 were not beneficial. For instance, eating less salt may reduce the risk of premature death in people with a normal, although only with moderate certainty. A reduction in salt intake, which reduces blood pressure, was found to reduce mortality rates in all patients. "This is something that can be backed up with logic because there is a sufficient amount of data, in various studies, that shows low salt intake basically improves hypertension, which directly influences the cardiovascular outcome".

Satjit Bhusri, MD, a cardiologist with Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, argues that "more powerful, diet specific trials" have demonstrated heart-protective gains from the Mediterranean diet. The diet is renowned and popular for its promise to reduce the risk of various ailments, including cardiovascular disease.

Overall, a well-balanced diet is still the best way to provide the body with the needed nutrients and vitamins.

More than half of adults report utilizing dietary supplements; however, the new analysis advises that the majority of nutritional vitamins and minerals do not do anything for heart health.

Can supplements and dietary interventions protect the heart?



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


10 July 2019
'Teen Mom' Star Amber Portwood Allegedly Went After Boyfriend With a Machete
News of Portwood's arrest broke shortly after she was hauled in by police, but details have taken a bit longer to surface. Glennon stated he was holding [the baby] and he turned to the side to avoid [the baby] getting hit with the shoe".

10 July 2019
Patrick Mahomes says he loves being in Kansas City
With that in mind, welcome to " Chiefs University", a series in which we study and look ahead in an attempt to learn what could. In the interview with Kimmel, Mahomes talked about a Bachelor party he attended for one of his childhood friends.

10 July 2019
Ex-Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge 'reunited with stolen dog'
Daniel Sturridge's dog Lucci has been found and returned to him, 24 hours after he was stolen from his house in Los Angeles. Sturridge hasn't posted to his social channels in the past 4 hours so it's unclear whether he has reclaimed Lucci .

10 July 2019
Slayer announce the final leg of their farewell tour
Slayer is embarking on the final leg of a farewell tour that includes a performance this fall in downtown Springfield. Slayer will perform November 15 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center along with Primus , Ministry and Phili p H.

10 July 2019
Bond yields creep higher as markets wait for Fed signals
The Fed has raised rates nine times since 2015, four increases coming under Powell's leadership. "He's not doing that". "Pack up. Powell stressed that the USA economy is still growing, albeit at a slower pace, as a record-long expansion begins its 11th year.

10 July 2019
Manchin introduces bill pressuring US Soccer to increase women's pay
A lawsuit was filed by five players in 2016, with another filed by all 28 members of the team in the months leading up to the 2019 World Cup.

10 July 2019
Bank of Canada holds rates, frets about trade war damage
The changes, including stricter inspections on Canadian goods by Chinese authorities, have come amid a bilateral diplomatic dispute.

10 July 2019
IBM Acquires Linux Developer Red Hat For $34 Billion
Analysts point out both IBM and Red Hat have built major enterprise cloud businesses with consistent strong revenue growth. Previously, the company has made it clear that Red Hat will operate as a distinct unit within IBM's Hybrid Cloud team.

10 July 2019
Stranger Things 3 sets new Netflix streaming record
Meanwhile, for those wanting an extra taste of the Stranger Things world, Coca-Cola is bringing Hawkins to Shoreditch. As we said, it's pretty obvious all these things are on the table considering how the season ended.

10 July 2019
Pokemon Go: Niantic Labs Anticipates the Arrival of Team Rocket
There are also going to be some new features in the game, including another chance for you to capture unique Pokemon Entei. If you observe the reports, you can see that many beta users are pointing out that Beta builds are not CTS certified yet.