For now, there are enough data to support the recommendation for banning grapefruit and grapefruit juice altogether from the diets of those on certain cardiovascular medications. For laypersons who read my blog, I'll add the names under which these compounds are marketed. (For a more complete list, check abcnews.com.) They include:
Ticagrelor (Brilinta). Clopidogrel (Plavix)—in this case, it completely nullifies the effect of Plavix instead of exaggerating it, as in the other meds listed above.
In addition, there is an interaction with the heart-failure diuretic eplerenone (Inspra).
I note that sirolimus is also listed here, and I'm curious about patients with stents coated with sirolimus (the older Cypher stents), but I don't know of any data or case reports that directly address this issue.
They had one group of people that for one month they tried each of Absenting, Gin, Red Wine, Alcohol free read wine (which had the same polyphenols as the Red Wine.
At the end of the month they did detailed blood tests.
The key results of the study were that both ethanol and nonalcoholic compounds in red wine have potentially protective effects that may reduce the risk of vascular disease. Specifically, the authors conclude that "the phenolic content of red wine may modulate leukocyte adhesion molecules, whereas both ethanol and polyphenols of red wine may modulate soluble inflammatory mediators in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease." View Thread
There are 4, IIRC different saturated fats in foods. And 2 give more problems than others.
And I have seen some reports that indicate that grass fed beef have a different mix of those fats.
I don't have anytime right now to try and find any.
But a google on -composition of saturated fats grain grass fed beef- get lots of hits. One the first two pages where lots from "wellness" and beef groups. They might have references to specific studies.
But on the 2nd page there was one listed on by the National Institute of Health and one by a .EDU.View Thread