Pentoxifylline – Big Pharma’s wonder drug?

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Methylated xanthines or methylxanthines include stimulants such as caffeine, aminophylline and pentoxifylline. Xanthine is a purine base or nitrogenous compound found in most human body tissues and fluids such as urine and blood. Methylated refers to the introduction of a methyl group into a chemical compound.

Most people don’t care about coffee being a methylxanthine, much less about other ...

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Shame on the American Heart Association – Big Business’ Interests Take Precedence Over Human Health

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O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!
It wad frae mony a blunder free us,
An’ foolish notion:
What airs in dress an’ gait wad lea’e us,
An’ ev’n devotion!

To A Louse, On Seeing One on a Lady’s Bonnet at Church” by Robert Burns

Over the last few years an increasing number of publications have absolved saturated fat from being implicated ...

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Lowering Cholesterol with Statin Drugs – Big Pharma’s Queen of Deception

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The other day I received a message from a high school friend whom I remember to be brilliant, inspiring and creative. She was just a genius. Recently I learned that she also became a medical doctor and has worked in a public health care system treating elderly people ever since. She sent me a message over facebook frustrated because she found herself in the ridiculous situation of pointing out the obvious to Big Pharma reps and colleagues in a heated ...

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The Obesity Epidemic, Courtesy of the Agricultural Industry

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If you love old movies, you’ve noticed that women back in the old days tended to have beautiful hour glass body shapes, a la Marilyn Monroe. Nowadays, such figures have become a rarity because women have become “boxy” in shape. Research suggests there are now five times as many “rectangular-shaped” women than those with the classic Marilyn Monroe hourglass shape. Almost one in two British women fall into the rectangle category, a boy-ish body shape where ...

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Dental Inflammation, Heart Attacks and Health Tips

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This study confirms that gum disease is related to heart disease, it is again the inflammatory link. People with periodontitis have a higher than normal risk of heart attack and stroke. People with these conditions have elevated C-reactive protein, a sign of inflammation. Also, people with diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis have a higher risk of developing periodontitis and ...

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