Facts and Ideas from Anywhere (From the Editor) (Salt, Diet and Health: Neptune's Poisoned Chalice: The Origins of High Blood Pressure.) (Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, And Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults.) (Editorial)

Facts and Ideas from Anywhere (From the Editor) (Salt, Diet and Health: Neptune’s Poisoned Chalice: The Origins of High Blood Pressure.) (Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, And Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults.) (Editorial)

SALT AND BLOOD PRESSURE A number of years ago, I covered my food with a heavy dose of salt before taking a single bite. After a while, my blood pressure began to rise, and I considered how foolish I was to add salt to my food at the table. I stopped adding salt abruptly, and […]

Effect of an Acute Dose of Crude Kava Root Extract on Problem Solving in Healthy Young Adults (Report)

Effect of an Acute Dose of Crude Kava Root Extract on Problem Solving in Healthy Young Adults (Report)

Introduction Kava is an intoxicating drink that has been used traditionally by the indigenous peoples of the South Pacific (Singh 1992). Much like alcohol in Western cultures, kava plays an important role in many South Pacific social and religious rituals and is also used as a recreational intoxicant (Singh 1992). Traditionally kava is prepared through […]

Prevalence of Obesity and Hypertension Among Adults in Ogbomoso, Nigeria (Original Work) (Report)

Prevalence of Obesity and Hypertension Among Adults in Ogbomoso, Nigeria (Original Work) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Developing countries are now witnessing an increase in overweight, obesity and obesity-related morbidity. (1) Urbanization and economic development has resulted into a nutritional transition characterized by a shift to a higher caloric content of diet and/or to the reduction of physical activity, and whose consequences are changes in the body composition of the individuals. […]