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Sports Drinks For Sports

All my research in sports nutrition indicates that ingesting carbohydrate sports drinks, e.g., Gatorade and Powerade (not energy drinks that contain caffeine or other supplements), within 15-30 minutes of exercise lasting >60-90 minutes helps to maintain energy and replenish the athlete’s glycogen stores. Yet I routinely encounter swim coaches who recommend against these drinks on…

Stroke Prophylaxis For Women on HRT

Based on the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), shouldn’t women on HRT be taking aspirin (if tolerated) to reduce their risk of heart attack or ischemic stroke?—ROBERT E. GARNER, MD, JD, Chesterland, Ohio The estrogen-only arm of the WHI actually showed protection against heart attacks and no increase in stroke among women aged 50-59 who took…

Can a statin reduce proteinuria in children?

ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are the mainstay agents for proteinuria. How effective is adding a statin to reduce proteinuria? Can statins be safely used in the pediatric population? Are statins ever used in children with proteinuria?—WENDY CARUSO, MSN, APRN-FNP-BC, Southbury, Conn. Due to their inherent anti-inflammatory action, statins appear to have…

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