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Buko Fruit Health Benefits

October 8, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Coconut or Buko is considered as the tree of life. Every part of the tree from its leaves, trunks to its fruit can be very useful to people. The coconut fruit per se is one of the most important sources of water and food for hydrating and feeding people. Thus, the coconut fruit is one complete meal because it meat that can be used as food and the coconut juice can be used for water. Its meat and water can practically provide the required daily minerals, vitamins, and energy needs of a person. Thus, indeed a coconut tree can help a deserted person survive in a deserted island.

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Getting To Know Your Cholesterol Medications

October 15, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

A number of patients take lipid lowering medications to lower cholesterol, triglycerides*, or both. Prior to starting these medications, one should have maximized medical nutrition therapy and lifestyle modification. Lipid lowering medications can be divided into those that primarily lower LDL-cholesterol (aka bad cholesterol) and those that primarily lower triglycerides. The most. common class of drugs used to decrease LDL-cholesterol is the HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. These drugs are also known as “statins” because drugs in this class end with the suffix-statin, such as pravastatin, simvastatin, atorvastatin, and rosuvastatin. These drugs inhibit the most crucial’step in cholesterol formation. Adverse effects include muscle inflammation and elevation of liver enzymes. Therefore, a patient should regularly monitor his creatine phosphokinase (CPK), SGPT (ALT) and SGOT (AST). » Continue Reading

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