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1.Chromium
Chromium is a mineral the body needs in very small amounts, but it plays a significant role in human nutrition.�Chromium's most important function in the body is to help regulate the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin plays a starring role in this fundamental biological process, by regulating the movement of glucose out of the blood an...
Score: 99%
 
2.Functional Foods Index
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3.Beta-blockers
Beta-blockers are used for hypertension as well as for a variety of heart conditions. Drugs that fall into this family include There is some evidence that beta-blockers (specifically propranolol, metoprolol, and alprenolol) might impair the body's ability to utilize the substance coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ 10 ). ref1 1,2 This is particularly worrisome, bec...
Score: 89%
 
4.Corticosteroids
Corticosteroid drugs (also known as glucocorticoids) act like the naturally occurring adrenal hormone cortisone in the body. They are strong anti-inflammatory and immune-suppressant medications used in many inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, such as /tnp/pg000274 doc 21511 rheumatoid arthritis , /tnp/pg000179 doc 21428 asthma , /tnp/condition/...
Score: 88%
 
5.High Triglycerides
Triglycerides belong to a group of fat-related substances called lipids. An increase in levels of certain lipids a condition called hyperlipidemia contributes to heart disease. To test for hyperlipidemia, physicians rely on blood tests called lipid profiles that measure triglycerides as well as two types of the lipid cholesterol: low-density lipo...
Score: 88%
 
6.Weight Loss Aids
Losing weight can be a lifelong challenge. Researchers who study obesity consider it a chronic health condition that must be managed much like high blood pressure or high cholesterol. That means there's no easy cure. Losing just 5% to 10% of your total weight can lower /tnp/pg000596 doc 21725 blood pressure , improve /tnp/pg000293 doc 22378 cholest...
Score: 86%
 
7.Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome, also called syndrome X, is a poorly understood condition in which several cardiovascular disease risk factors develop in a single person. These include: Abdominal obesity (excessive fat tissue in and around the abdomen.) Unhealthy cholesterol profile (some elements of the following: low HDL ("good") cholesterol, high LDL ("ba...
Score: 85%
 
8.Diabetes, General
Diabetes is a problem with insulin levels. Glucose is a form of energy from foods that you eat. Insulin is needed to move glucose from the blood into cells for energy. If there isn t enough insulin, glucose will build up in the blood. It can lead to short and long term health problems. Over time, regular high blood glucose can lead to problems with...
Score: 85%
 
9.Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a chronic endocrine disorder in women. It is characterized by elevated levels of male hormones (androgens), infertility, obesity, insulin resistance, hair growth on face and body, and anovulation a condition in which the ovaries produce few or no eggs. Ovaries normally produce follicles that develop into eggs. I...
Score: 85%
 
10.Insulin
Insulin injections are used to regulate blood sugar in people with childhood-onset diabetes as well as those with severe adult-onset diabetes. Meaningful preliminary evidence suggests that use of the following herbs and supplements could potentially improve blood sugar control and require you to reduce your insulin dosage: /tnp/pg000227 doc 21470 a...
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