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The Not –So- Sweet Truth about What You’re Drinking

December 4, 2015

By Liz Aziz, PharmD Student Cedarville University School of Pharmacy Many Americans have grasped the warning on excessive sugar intake. The problem is, these sugary calories often creep into the average American’s diet through drink, not food. Sugary drinks have already been tied to an increased risk of Type 2... View Article

A Natural Approach to Preventing Gestational Diabetes

October 26, 2015

By Katie Woodward, PharmD Student You are having a new baby! Congratulations! You’ve probably already had several opportunities to answer that age-old question, “What gender are you hoping for?” And it is likely you responded with something like, “I don’t care as long as my baby is healthy!” Thanks to... View Article

Skipping Breakfast: Do the Benefits “Outweigh” the Risks?

October 16, 2015

By Vineeta Rao, PharmD Student Cedarville University You have heard the concept all over the news and social media: Skipping breakfast leads to weight gain. Nutritionists and researchers have long speculated that when one skips breakfast, his hunger and lack of energy will cause a rebound-effect in which he will... View Article

Eat more, lose more?

November 18, 2014

By Stephanie Cailor, PharmD Student You have probably heard the common dietary recommendation that you should eat more fruits and vegetables as a part of a healthy diet. WebMD provides some simple diet tips including one that correlates specifically with this theme. They explain that by “eating more fruits and... View Article

Revealing the “Dark” Side of Chocolate

November 14, 2014

By: Ruth Choi, PharmD Student   For centuries, cocoa has been consumed for its pleasurable taste as well as for its health benefits. Today, research attempts to explain how cocoa may be beneficial to our overall health, specifically cardiovascular health. Chocolate- Guilty Pleasure or Healthy Supplement is a review paper... View Article

Are you “Pro” Probiotic Supplements?

December 5, 2013

by Heather Evankow, PharmD student In recent years, the popularity of probiotic supplements has risen. Probiotics are bacteria that help maintain the natural balance of organisms (microflora) in the intestine.1 The idea of probiotics is not a new concept. The idea was first developed around 1900 by the Nobel Prize-winning... View Article

Saturated Fat Not Harmful?

November 22, 2013

By Megan Buck, PharmD Student Cedarville University In 1970, Ancel Keys’ “seven countries study” correlated the incidence of coronary heart disease and total cholesterol concentrations then observed a correlation between heart disease and saturated fat.1  Due to this study, saturated fat has been held responsible for cardiovascular risks.  Since then, scientists... View Article

Dietary Supplements: Encourage or Evict?

November 18, 2013

by Elizabeth Ledbetter The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) declared in early October 2013 that it will ban most dietary supplements from its pharmacy.1 This is because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate these products in the same way that they regulate prescription drugs. Because the... View Article

Are Americans Addicted to Oreo’s?

November 9, 2013

By Paul Bicknell, PharmD Student Cedarville University Over-eating is a significant problem in western culture. For evidence, one need merely look at the ever expanding waistline of its citizenry, but evidence from studies also points to the same conclusion. One study that utilized just over 3.8 million US citizens from... View Article