Integrative Medicine Alert – January 1, 2023
January 1, 2023
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The World Health Organization sponsored this systemic review and meta-analysis to analyze the effect of food subsidies and taxes on population-level changes in diet and health outcomes.
A study of stable coronary heart disease patients comparing the Mediterranean diet to a low-fat diet over a seven-year follow-up showed the Mediterranean diet was superior at preventing major cardiovascular events.
A study of a low-sodium diet for chronic, stable heart failure patients after one year showed no difference in hard clinical outcomes, but the degree of sodium restriction was modest.
Acute inflammation may protect against the development of chronic pain through neutrophil activation. Using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may blunt that response and contribute to chronic pain.