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Old 06-06-2012, 04:26 AM
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Default Blood donation cuts BP and cardiovascular risk markers among people with metabolic syndrome

Blood donation cuts BP and cardiovascular risk markers among people with metabolic syndrome

Effects of phlebotomy-induced reduction of body iron stores on metabolic syndrome: Results from a randomized clinical trial
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Dr Andreas Michalsen from Immanuel Hospital, Berlin, studied 33 patients who had blood removed and 31 controls.

Patients in the intervention group had 300ml of blood taken at the start of the study and 250–500ml more removed after four weeks.

Six weeks later, BP in patients who had blood removed was on average 16.6mmHg lower than in controls. Blood glucose, HbA1c and cholesterol levels were also all reduced.

The researchers said: ‘Adequately controlled phlebotomy could be considered as a cost-effective additional treatment option in metabolic syndrome’.

In the UK when you donate blood they take 470 ml, which is just under a pint
Male donors can donate 4 times in 12 months with a minimum interval of 12 weeks between donations.
Female donors to donate at an average of 16 weeks (to avoid iron deficiency)
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:53 AM
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When people donate blood, they also donate the excess iron in that blood.

Having too much iron shortens your life. This is the main reason why women generally live 4 to 7 years longer than men... simply because they menstrate, thus eliminating excess iron.

High blood pressure, osteoperosis, loose teeth, receding gums, foot cramps, and eye twitches are all caused by being deficient in calcium.

Since magnesium regulates calcium, it is also an important nutrient, as are all 60 vitamins/minerals. Calcium can't be absorbed without vitamin D... just another example of how these nutrients work synergistically.

There are about 90 essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids, and being deficient in one of these can cause up to 10 diseases. Therefore, these 90 can protect against 900 diseases, which is a pretty good reason not to be deficient...

And you can take all the vitamins you want, but they will not work without the mineral co-factors, that's just how it is.
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So if you have Metabolic Syndrome and are a cutter, you have an advantage!!

I'm sorry, I just had to say that. Both disorders are serious and I didn't mean any offense to anyone who has them. But seriously, that is an interesting find. So you are really benefiting yourself and another person when you donate blood...how cool! It's a win-win situation
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Fascinating article! Blood donation clinics should start advertising that!
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