Patients at 6 US hospitals were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: 604 received intercessory prayer after being informed that they may or may not receive prayer; 597 did not receive intercessory prayer also after being informed that they may or may not receive prayer; and 601 received intercessory prayer after being informed they would receive prayer. Intercessory prayer was provided for 14 days, starting the night before CABG. The primary outcome was presence of any complication within 30 days of CABG. Secondary outcomes were any major event and mortality.
My weight gain primarily comes from blood pressure pills, beta blockers (10 lbs) which I switched to calcium channel blockers, 15 lbs in 18 months. Also post menopausal and have a inflammatory mast cell disorder which causes flushing. Studies have found that avocado oil is superior to coconut and olive oil in monosaturated fats. Walnuts and seeds are superior to peanuts, and soybeans have been found to be contraindicated and should be avoided. Quercetin is a great ANTI-INFLAMMATORY and I take a supplement. Unfortunately, short of liposuction, I cannot lose weight no matter how much I exercise or eat healthy. I have tried berberine and bilberry but have had interactions with my blood pressure medication. There is a 4th generation calcium channel blocker used in Japan and India that improves adioponectin, thus improving insulin resistance and improving glucose metabolism which causes weight loss but is not FDA approved. I found a site to order w/a doctor’s prescription.