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Polyphenol resveratrol may boost effect of oral hypoglycemic agents in Indian patients

A daily resveratrol supplement used for 3 months improved glycemic control in a small study of Indian patients with type 2 diabetes who were already taking oral hypoglycemic agents, found researchers from the JSS College of Pharmacy in Tamilnadu, India. Key Point: Oral supplementation of resveratrol improves glycemic control and… 

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Pistachios may reduce blood pressure in patients with dyslipidemia

Nut consumption is associated with significant reductions in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and mortality. Now, a recent study has found that a diet containing 1 serving per day of pistachios reduced systolic blood pressure by an average of 4.8 mmHg compared with a control diet. Furthermore, 2 servings of pistachios… 

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Chlorthalidone treatment for systolic hypertension improves life expectancy

Treating systolic hypertension in older patients with the diuretic chlorthalidone leads to a long-term gain in life expectancy. A gain in life expectancy free from cardiovascular death of about 1 day gained for each month of treatment was found with 22 years of follow-up in the U.S.-based Systolic Hypertension in… 

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