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Study Finds Possible Link Between Thiamin Deficiency and Heart Failure

By Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS, February 17, 2006, abstracted from The Prevalence
of Thiamin Deficiency in Hospitalized Patients with Congestive Heart
in the January 17, 2006 issue of the American College of Cardiology

Defined as “an imbalance in pump function in which the heart fails to
maintain the circulation of blood adequately,” congestive heart failure
<> (CHF) affects more than 3
million people worldwide. With 400,000 new patients a year, CHF remains the
most common diagnosis among hospitalized patients older than 65 years(1)
and costs our healthcare system nearly $30 billion each year.(2)

When looking at causes of CHF, researchers place a lot of blame on poor
nutrition. The Economic Research Service of the USDA suggests that the
average daily calorie consumption in the United States increased by 12%
(roughly 300 calories) between 1985 and 2000. This increase is being looked
at as a big reason for the explosion in obesity