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Help Overcome Barriers to Opioid Use for Cancer Pain


Do Avocados Really Benefit Heart Health?

  • Pain Point: Avocados have received a lot of attention over the past few years for a variety of reasons ranging from millennial spending to skin health to lowering cholesterol levels. Most recently, some research has suggested that avocados can reduce the risk of heart disease and obesity. Healthcare professionals should be prepared to answer questions about the benefits and risks of avocados.
  • Solution: Research on the benefits of avocado is promising, with some studies suggesting that eating as little as half of an avocado twice a week might reduce the risk of heart disease. There’s also some data suggesting that eating avocados helps to reduce appetite and encourage weight loss. Although the jury is still out as to whether it’s the avocado or the lifestyle that is truly beneficial, avocados are generally safe. But patients should be aware of the dangers of certain avocado storage hacks and the poor quality of many avocado oils. Our Natural Medicines article explains how to advise patients on the safe consumption of avocados.

This month’s Insights also features our new pharmacist training program, RxAdvanced: Guide to Cannabis, 16 hours of ACPE-accredited training that helps pharmacists stay up-to-date with the latest science-based cannabis research.

And don’t miss out on our most popular charts, as well as helpful resources from our Natural Medicines Resource Hub. You’ll also get details on freshly released CE/CME courses, and can’t-miss webinars, including our live webinar on cannabis use for pain management in oncology.

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