Two JAMA Studies with Podcast: Legal Cannabis Reduces Opioid Prescribing

Legal Cannabis

Recently the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published two studies and commentary on the relationship between legal cannabis use and opioid prescribing rates and patterns. We provide an 11-minute podcast from the authors and the study abstract summaries below. One study examines state implementation of medical and adult-useRead

Omegas May Play a Role in Correcting Lipoprotein Patterns in Metabolic Syndrome

Anti-Inflammatory Function of HDL Cholesterol

Metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) is a multifaceted combination of cardiovascular disease risk factors and co-morbidities that include abdominal obesity, elevated triglycerides, mildly elevated blood pressure and fasting glucose, and low HDL-cholesterol.  Disagreements remain as to whether MetSyn risk factors act synergistically or independently. However the alterations in plasma triglycerides (TG) andRead

Jeffrey Bland PhD on Cardiogenomics, Omega-Fatty Acids and the Future of Personalized Medicine

Jeff Bland

In the attached article from Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal, Cardiology Meets Personalized Lifestyle Medicine, Jeffrey Bland, PhD says “this is an exciting time for medicine.” He writes, “We are witnessing the creation of a new approach to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. It is an omnigenic approach—poweredRead