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Nutrients in Potatoes Can Help Reduce Risk of High Blood Pressure

Researchers examined the impact of increased dietary potassium from baked/boiled potatoes and baked French fries as opposed to a potassium supplement on blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors in comparison to a ‘typical American’ control diet (lower potassium intake) among 30 pre-hypertensive to hypertensive individuals.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCEDOI: 10.3390/nu13051610 Results revealed that including baked/boiled… Read More »

AstraZeneca vaccine side effects: Blood clot link ‘stronger’ says MHRA – who’s at risk?

There were 209 cases in the UK of the rare combination of blood clots with low platelet counts following vaccination with the AstraZeneca jab, with 41 deaths, up to 21 April. This is up from 168 cases and 32 deaths the previous week. The data shows 24 cases of clots in people aged 18 to… Read More »

Dried blood spots have clear advantages over mini tubes when it comes to lab analysis of home collected samples for HIV and syphilis testing

Blood samples taken at home and sent by post to labs to screen for HIV and syphilis are more likely to be successfully processed when the collection technique used is dried blood spots rather than mini tubes, investigators from the UK report in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Close to 95% of dried blood spot samples were… Read More »