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Goodbye Cholesterol, Blood Glucose, Lipids And Triglycerides

A few years ago, a former professor showed me a blood test, and I must say – it impressed me.

The five key blood parameters: urea, cholesterol, blood glucose, lipids and triglycerides had values which far exceeded thenormal levels. 45 more words


Fishy Fish Oil Health Claims?

I’ve been taking fish oil nutritional supplements for several years because I don’t eat much food containing omega 3 fatty acids, which are “important for a number of bodily functions, including muscle activity, blood clotting, digestion, fertility, and cell division and growth” and other things (National Institutes of Health article… 522 more words

Dennis Koenig

The Digestive System

Describe the way in which the human body digests and absorbs proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids (fat). What specific organs play a role in each of these nutrients? 547 more words


#NephMadness 2017: Nutrition Region

Submit your picks! | NephMadness 2017 | #NephMadness or #NutritionRegion

Selection Committee Member for the Nutrition Region:

Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh

Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh, MPH, PhD, is Professor and Chief of Nephrology & Hypertension at UC Irvine.

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Triglycerides and Fatty Acids

The white fatty tissue you see when you cut into a steak is composed of triglycerides.

The fat that hangs on our arms, looks like jelly on our thighs, and can make your stomach look like a spare tire, is composed of triglycerides.  487 more words

In Class 2/22: Omega-3s and Trans Fat

Recently, “omega-3s” have received a lot of positive attention. Some are contained in the capsule of fish oil shown here.

  • Of the molecules we’ve seen in chapter 3, what kind of molecule is an “omega-3”?
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Class Prep

New Statin Recommendations for Primary Prevention from USPSTF

USPSTF 2016 recommendations on statin use for primary prevention of CVD

Clinical Question:
What are the benefits and harms of statin treatment for dyslipidemia in adults 21 years and older? 175 more words

Family Medicine/Pearls