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New Hypertension Guidelines Released by ACC/AHA:
What does this mean for you and your patients?

Newly released clinical practice guidelines from the 2017 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions and co- published in Hypertension and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and AHA, revealed a   new blood pressure (BP) classification system and updated hypertension (HTN) treatment recommendations, with a clear emphasis on the importance of lifestyle approache
  
How will these guidelines affect clinical decision making? These updated, more conservative ACC/AHA criteria will translate into millions of newly diagnosed patients with HTN, shifting many from what was previously known as prehypertension (preHTN) into full-blown HTN...
Gaining Fluency in SPM Science: Activation and Release
Roundtable Symposia Insights

Chronic inflammation is a common thread among many chronic diseases. Targeted nutritional factors that can help reduce or resolve inflammation are essential. Right on cue: enter specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs)

Continuing in our discussion series on SPMs, Dr. Robert Martindale, MD, PhD moderates a conversation amongst experts Drs. Stephen McClave, PhD, Jesmond Dalli, PhD, and Todd Rice, MD. Research demonstrates that there are multiple, distinct steps involved in inflammation resolution in the body. SPMs are critical in disease prevention and therapy. Learn more about the activation and release of SPMs in the body

Epigenetics of Mediterranean Diet in Cardiometabolic Disease
Exploring Nutrigenomic Mechanisms

The hallmark features of the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) include plant-based foods, healthy oils, fish and  poultry, and red wine in moderation, with limited consumption of salt and red meat. But what are the epigenetic mechanisms that underpin the beneficial health effects seen for the MedDiet  in observational and intervention studies? 

Research has elucidated specific genes, including MTHFR, FTO and TCF7L2, which play important roles in mediating the effects of the MedDiet on health outcomes , particularly in the area of cardiometabolic health
 
Talking Turkey: Tryptophan and CVD Risk
What Can the Mediterranean Diet Teach Us?
         
Turkey will be featured on the menu for many people this holiday season. This poultry meat is a good source of tryptophan, an essential amino acid. Tryptophan is converted to melatonin, a neurohormone involved in sleep, which may explain the "feast-induced drowsiness" phenomenon people experience with turkey consumption
 
But now it's time to switch gears: let's "talk turkey" about the role of tryptophan in cardiovascular disease (CVD), the #1 cause of death in the US. Research from the long-term PREDIMED study sought to shed clarity on the relationship between tryptophan and CVD risk in the context of the Mediterranean diet...

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