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Nutritional Concepts Mid-Week Brief
March 12, 2014
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Please take advantage of the newest title in our Action Plan series, Safe Breast Cancer Screening and Optimum Breast Health.

Bonnie addresses the controversy over breast cancer screening, the research and facts, analyzes ALL screening methods to assure you are the most informed client, as well as explores minimizing the risks to give you the best opportunity for optimum breast heath.

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Sunshine Vitamin Shines Extra Bright

Breast cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are twice as likely to survive the disease as women with low levels, according to a study in the March issue ofAnticancer Research.


In the March issue of Diabetes Care, researchers found that genetic variants affects child weight gain, and genotype effects are more pronounced among children with insufficient vitamin D levels.


Older, healthy individuals who were deficient in vitamin D tended to have higher levels of biomarkers linked with cardiovascular disease and inflammatory conditions such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study appearing in the February issue of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.


NCI Well Connect subscribers can also learn about vitamin D's connection to child growth, fibromyalgia, infection, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, neurological disorders, pregnancy, and racial disparities.


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Heart-Healthy Has Genetic Benefits.

After a yearlong, intensive diet, exercise, and stress-management program to reduce cardiovascular risk factors, participants who successfully followed the program and lost body mass also had positive changes at the genetic level.


However, just as people who don't stick to a diet and exercise program may start gaining weight again, these molecular-level changes were transient, which emphasizes the importance of making lifelong healthy choices.
The study was recently published in the February 22nd issue ofCirculation: Cardiovascular Genetics.
The middle-aged lifestyle program participants had Coronary Artery Disease or two or more risk factors for CAD (hypertension, high total cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, or a family history of heart disease). The controls received standard care from their primary-care physicians.
Among participants in the lifestyle-change program, at one year, the prevalence of hypertension dropped from 41% to 17%. Similarly, the rate of obesity dropped from 60% to 37%, and the rate of dyslipidemia fell from 54% to 37%.
Incredibly, they saw 143 genes that really showed a significant change in their expression. Most of the genes were being downregulated, which is a sign that the amount of vascular inflammation was decreasing.
In contrast, the control study subjects showed little change in the cardiovascular risk markers or in gene expression at one year.
More motivation to stick to your optimal plan!