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ProActive Remedies develops drug for food-allergy sufferers

BY Michael Johnsen

FORT COLLINS, Colo. ProActive Remedies on Thursday announced the launch of its homeopathic food allergy treatment called Allertherapy.

The methodology behind Allertherapy is similar in concept to allergy shots, the company noted, in that it helps build immunity to allergens and maintains that immunity over time. The oral spray uses a low, homeopathic allergen strength of one part per million to allow for safety of use in most allergy sufferers. The food mix contains many of the most common allergy-causing foods.

Because Allertherapy contains allergens, it is important to note that those with severe allergies must only use this treatment with doctor approval and under doctor supervision, the company stated.

KelloggsDRSNhttp://www.centerstoregrowth.com

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Research concludes that current guidelines for blood pressure, cholesterol should be changed

BY Michael Johnsen

SAN DIEGO Recent research published in the Journal of the “American College of Cardiology” suggests that current guidelines for such risk factors as blood pressure and LDL cholesterol might need to be tightened even further, according to published reports.

The least amount of arterial fat were seen in those men who had the lowest levels of LDL cholesterol, the research found, examining data from 3,437 men.

Specifically, the least growth was seen in men with blood cholesterol readings under 70 milligrams per deciliter and systolic blood pressure (the higher of the 120/80 reading) under 120.

Current guidelines for blood pressure suggests that men at risk can have systolic readings as high as 140; recommendations of LDL levels is 100 for men at high risk of heart disease, with “consideration” being given to lowering it to 70.

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Research: Excess fat may put diabetes patients at greater risk

BY Michael Johnsen

CHARLOTTE, N.C. According to research published last month in the “Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism”, free fatty acids may be the leading factor in the development of insulin resistance and hypertension in obese patients.

In layman’s terms, there may be something to the fact that some 90% of newly diagnosed-diabetes patients are obese. And if obesity plays a leading role in the development of diabetes, then glucose may not be the only culprit in a diabetes diagnosis.

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