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Results tagged “heart disease” from Natural Health News

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Too much sugar? Even 'healthy people' are at risk of developing heart disease



Date: October 4, 2017 Source: University of Surrey Summary: Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk...

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Skipping breakfast associated with hardening of the arteries



Skipping breakfast associated with hardening of the arteries Date: October 2, 2017 Source: American College of Cardiology Summary: Skipping breakfast is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis, or the hardening and narrowing of arteries due to a build-up of...

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Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular events



Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular events Inflammatory hypothesis confirmed: Landmark randomized clinical trial of high-risk patients finds that a drug targeting inflammation reduced risk of major adverse cardiovascular events Date: August 28, 2017 Source: Brigham and...

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Desk jobs are bad for your heart and your waist



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Benefits of physical activity may outweigh impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Benefits of physical activity may outweigh impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease Date: March 1, 2017 Source: European Society of Cardiology Summary: The benefits of physical activity may outweigh the impact...

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Time to rethink your vegetable oil?



Risk of heart disease and diabetes may be lowered by a diet higher in a lipid found in grapeseed and other oils, but not in olive oil, a new study suggests.Researchers at The Ohio State University found that men and...

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Sugar consumption plays greater role in heart disease than saturated fat



Atherosclerotic Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is responsible for one in every six deaths in the United States as well as being the leading cause of death throughout the developed world. Healthcare professionals have for many years sought to limit...

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Sense of purpose in life linked to lower mortality and cardiovascular risk



Sense of purpose in life linked to lower mortality and cardiovascular risk   People who have a higher sense of purpose in life are at lower risk of death and cardiovascular disease, reports a pooled data analysis inPsychosomatic Medicine:...

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Link between a mitochondrial defect and heart disease



Link between a mitochondrial defect and heart disease   Diet rich in fatty acids can prevent heart disease and increase survival of the mice with this condition, study shows:A defect in mitochondria in the heart causes dilated cardiomyopathy, leading...

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Marker for cardiovascular disease



A specific cell type plays a key role in maintaining healthy arteries after inflammation, researchers have found. It's a discovery that could provide treatment options for cardiovascular disease -- one of the leading causes of death in North America. ...

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FDA takes step to remove artificial trans fats in processed foods



FDA takes step to remove artificial trans fats in processed foods Action expected to prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks Based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized its determination that...

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Fitness May Delay Onset of Increased Cholesterol



Increased cardiorespiratory fitness may delay onset of high cholesterol study shows Men who have higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness may delay by up to 15 years increases in blood cholesterol levels that commonly occur with aging, according to new research...

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New piece in the 'French paradox' diet and health puzzle: Cheese metabolism



New piece in the 'French paradox' diet and health puzzle: Cheese metabolism Figuring out why the French have low cardiovascular disease rates despite a diet high in saturated fats has spurred research and many theories to account for this phenomenon...

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Pesticide exposure contributes to heightened risk of heart disease



Pesticide exposure contributes to heightened risk of heart disease Pesticide exposure, not obesity alone, can contribute to increased cardiovascular disease risk and inflammation in premenopausal women, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology...

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Common antidepressant increased coronary atherosclerosis in animal model



Common antidepressant increased coronary atherosclerosis in animal model A commonly prescribed antidepressant caused up to a six-fold increase in atherosclerosis plaque in the coronary arteries of non-human primates, according to a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center....

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Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people who exercise



Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people who exercise, according to results from the In Vino Veritas (IVV) study presented at ESC Congress today by Professor Milos Taborsky from the Czech Republic Professor Taborsky said: "This is the...

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Inactivity has greatest impact on women's lifetime heart disease risk



From the age of 30 onwards, physical inactivity exerts a greater impact on a woman's lifetime risk of developing heart disease than the other well-known risk factors, suggests research published online in theBritish Journal of Sports Medicine.This includes overweight, the...

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Calcium supplementation does not increase coronary heart disease



The results of a study presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases do not support the hypothesis that calcium supplementation, with or without vitamin D, increases coronary heart disease or all-cause mortality risk in elderly...

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Blood test helps predict heart attack risk for patients with chest pain



Patients presenting to the emergency department with an undetectable level of the blood biomarker high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T, and whose ECGs show no sign of restricted blood flow, have a minimal risk of heart attack within 30 days, according to...

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Dietary Fat and Heart Disease: What's the Real Connection?



Dietary Fat and Heart Disease: What's the Real Connection?Leo Galland, M.D. Become a fanAuthor, Founder www.pilladvised.com/A review just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded that current evidence does not support limiting saturated fat or increasing polyunsaturated fat for preventing heart disease.The New...

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More severe heart disease found in patients with vitamin D deficiency



Vitamin D deficiency is an independent risk factor for heart disease with lower levels of vitamin D being associated with a higher presence and severity of coronary artery disease, according to research to be presented at the American College of...

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Eating fruits, vegetables linked to healthier arteries later in life



Women who ate a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables as young adults were much less likely to have plaque build-up in their arteries 20 years later compared with those who consumed lower amounts of these foods, according to...

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Celiac disease linked to increased risk of coronary artery disease



People with celiac disease may have a near two-fold increased risk of coronary artery disease compared with the general population, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session.The study is the first...

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Mediterranean Style Diet over low Fat diet for heart health



A study published in The American Journal of Medicine reveals that a whole diet approach, which focuses on increased intake of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fish, has more evidence for reducing cardiovascular risk than strategies that focus exclusively on reduced dietary fat.This...

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How 'Good Cholesterol' Stops Inflammation



Dec. 9, 2013 -- High cholesterol levels are seen as a cause of dangerous deposits in the bloodstream, which lead to hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). As a consequence, thrombosis, strokes, and heart attacks can develop, which are among the leading...

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Testosterone Therapy Following Angiography Linked With Increased Risk of Adverse Outcomes



Nov. 5, 2013 -- Among a group of men who underwent coronary angiography and had a low serum testosterone level, the use of testosterone therapy was associated with increased risk of death, heart attack, or ischemic stroke, according to...

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Testosterone Therapy May Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease



Oct. 23, 2013 -- Research from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) suggests that testosterone treatment in hypogonadal (testosterone deficient) men restores normal lipid profiles and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. These finding currently appear online in...

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Link Strengthened Between Low Fiber Intake, Increased Cardiovascular Risk



Oct. 18, 2013 -- A new study published in the December issue of The American Journal of Medicine shows a significant association between low dietary fiber intake and cardiometabolic risks including metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular inflammation, and obesity. Surveillance data...

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Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Higher Risk for Stroke, Heart Attack



Oct. 14, 2013 -- Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are at an increased risk of stroke and heart attack according to a new study presented by Mayo Clinic researchers at the American College of Gastroenterology's Annual Scientific Meeting, Oct. 11-16, in...

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Living Better With Heart Failure by Changing What You Eat



Sep. 24, 2013 -- Diet can dramatically lower hypertension and improve heart function in patients with a common type of heart failure, according to research presented at today's Heart Failure Society of America meeting in Orlando, Fla. fter 21...

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High-Intensity Exercise for People With Heart Disease



Sep. 20, 2013 -- High-intensity exercise is shown to be protective against coronary heart disease (CHD) and is well known as a popular and time-saving approach to getting fit. But what about people who already have heart disease? Previously,...

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People Who Eat Nuts More Than Three Times a Week Have Reduced Risk of Dying from Cancer or Cardiovascular Disease



  July 16, 2013 -- People who eat nuts, particularly walnuts, are more likely to live longer, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine. In a longitudinal study, researchers suggest that those who eat nuts more than...

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Naturopathic Heart Care Brings Major Gains in Study of Canadian Postal Workers



A leading research journal publishes study supporting naturopathic care for high-risk heart patients.Out-of-shape Canadian postal workers found a significant drop in their risk of heart disease after receiving care from naturopathic doctors, according to a new clinical trial. The...

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High Prevalence of NSAID Prescription in Those at Risk of Heart Attack/Death in Primary Care



June 14, 2013 -- New study data presented today at EULAR 2013, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, demonstrate a high prevalence of NSAID prescriptions in patients at risk of ischaemic heart disease (IHD).Published evidence suggest significant cardiovascular...

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Sunshine Could Benefit Health and Prolong Life, Study Suggests



  May 7, 2013 -- Exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure, cut the risk of heart attack and stroke - and even prolong life, a study suggests.   Researchers have shown that when our skin is...

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Carnitine in blood is indicator of cardiovascular issues, not cause, expert says



Carnitine in blood is indicator of cardiovascular issues, not cause, expert says A recent headline-grabbing study from the Cleveland Clinic linking L-carnitine with atherosclerosis is a case of shooting the messenger, according a doctor who did much of the early...

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Long-Term Exposure to Fine Particles of Traffic Pollution Increases Risk of Heart Disease



Apr. 18, 2013 -- The association between road traffic and heart disease has been suggested in several studies. In 2012 a large prospective cohort study from Denmark showed that traffic noise was significantly associated with risk of heart attack -- for...

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L-Carnitine Significantly Improves Patient Outcomes Following Heart Attack, Study Suggests



  Apr. 11, 2013 -- L-carnitine significantly improves cardiac health in patients after a heart attack, say a multicenter team of investigators in a study published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Their findings, based on analysis of key controlled trials,...

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Culprit in Heart Disease Goes Beyond Meat's Fat



NY Times By GINA KOLATA Published: April 7, 2013 ·                                It was breakfast time and the people participating in a study of red meat and its consequences had hot, sizzling sirloin steaks plopped down in front of them. The researcher...

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Strawberries, Blueberries May Cut Heart Attack Risk in Women



  Jan. 14, 2013 -- Women who ate at least three servings of blueberries and strawberries per week had fewer heart attacks. Blueberries and strawberries contain high levels of compounds that have cardiovascular benefits. Eating three or more servings of...

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Healthy Eating Beneficial Beyond Drug Therapy in Preventing a Second Heart Attack



  Dec. 3, 2012 -- A heart-healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fish significantly reduces the chance of a second heart attack and stroke in people with cardiovascular disease, McMaster University researchers have found. A five-year study of almost...

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Vegetarianism Can Reduce Risk of Heart Disease by Up to a Third



  Jan. 30, 2013 -- The risk of hospitalisation or death from heart disease is 32% lower in vegetarians than people who eat meat and fish, according to a new study from the University of Oxford. Heart disease is the...

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Meditation May Reduce Death



Meditation May Reduce Death, Heart Attack and Stroke in Heart Patients ScienceDaily (Nov. 13, 2012) -- African Americans with heart disease who practiced Transcendental Meditation regularly were 48 percent less likely to have a heart attack , stroke or die...

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BPA Link to Narrowing of the Arteries



ScienceDaily (Aug. 15, 2012) -- A research team from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD), University of Exeter, and University of Cambridge has for the first time established a link between high levels of urinary Bisphenol-A (BPA)...

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Natural Antioxidant Can Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease



ScienceDaily (June 16, 2012) -- University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have collaborated with the School of Public Health and discovered an enzyme that, when found at high levels and alongside low levels of HDL (good cholesterol), can dramatically...

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Common Antibiotic Carries Heart Risk, Study Suggests



ScienceDaily (May 16, 2012) -- Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a rare, but important risk posed by the antibiotic azithromycin, commonly called a "Z-pack." The study found a 2.5-fold higher risk of death from cardiovascular death in the first five...

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Hot Pepper Compound Could Help Hearts



  ScienceDaily (Mar. 27, 2012) -- The food that inspires wariness is on course for inspiring even more wonder from a medical standpoint as scientists have reported the latest evidence that chili peppers are a heart-healthy food with potential...

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Red Meat Consumption Linked to Increased Risk of Total, Cardiovascular, and Cancer Mortality



  ScienceDaily (Mar. 12, 2012) -- A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers has found that red meat consumption is associated with an increased risk of total, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality. The results also showed...

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Cocoa May Enhance Skeletal Muscle Function



  ScienceDaily (Mar. 2, 2012) -- A small clinical trial led by researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) found that patients with advanced heart failure and type 2 diabetes showed...

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Bisphenol A Exposure Linked to Increased Risk of Future Onset of Heart Disease



ScienceDaily (Feb. 23, 2012) -- Bisphenol A (BPA) is a controversial chemical widely used in the plastics industry. A new study followed people over a 10-year time period and shows that healthy people with higher urine concentrations of BPA...

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Are Diet Soft Drinks Bad for You?



ScienceDaily (Jan. 31, 2012) -- A new study finds a potential link between daily consumption of diet soft drinks and the risk of vascular events. Individuals who drink diet soft drinks on a daily basis may be at increased...

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Young Women May Reduce Heart Disease Risk Eating Fish With Omega 3 Fatty Acids



  ScienceDaily (Dec. 5, 2011) -- Young women may reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular disease simply by eating more fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, researchers reported in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. In the first...

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Yellow Patches Around Eyelids Predict Risk of Heart Problems



ScienceDaily (Sep. 16, 2011) -- Raised yellow patches of skin (xanthelasmata) around the upper or lower eyelids are markers of an individual's increased risk of having a heart attack or suffering from heart disease, finds research published online in...

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Coronary Calcium Beats C-Reactive Protein for Predicting Heart Attack and Stroke Risk



  ScienceDaily (Aug. 20, 2011) -- The presence of calcium in coronary arteries is a much better predictor of heart attack and stroke than C-reactive protein among people with normal levels of LDL cholesterol, according to a study of...

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Some Exercise Is Better Than None: More Is Better to Reduce Heart Disease Risk



  ScienceDaily (Aug. 1, 2011) -- Even small amounts of physical activity will help reduce heart disease risk, and the benefit increases as the amount of activity increases, according to a quantitative review reported in Circulation, journal of the...

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Long-Term NSAID Use by Hypertensive Patients With CAD Increases Risk of Adverse Events, Study Finds



  ScienceDaily (July 12, 2011) -- A study published in the July issue of The American Journal of Medicine, reports that among hypertensive patients with coronary artery disease, chronic self-reported use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was associated with...

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Seaweed as a Rich New Source of Heart-Healthy Food Ingredients



  ScienceDaily (July 21, 2011) -- In an article that may bring smiles to the faces of vegetarians who consume no dairy products and vegans, who consume no animal-based foods, scientists have identified seaweed as a rich new potential...

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continued cardiovascular risk assessment



C-REACTIVE PROTEIN (CRP)CRP has been shown to be twice as effective as a standard cholesterol test in predicting heart attacks and strokes. CRP is a blood protein that is a marker of inflammation occurring in the body. When coronary...

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Dietary, Lifestyle Changes Can Significantly Reduce Triglycerides



Dietary, Lifestyle Changes Can Significantly Reduce TriglyceridesScienceDaily (Apr. 24, 2011) -- Dietary and lifestyle changes significantly reduce elevated triglycerides (a type of blood fat) -- which is associated with heart, blood vessel and other diseases -- according to an American...

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Tai Chi Appears to Benefit Quality of Life for Patients With Chronic Heart Failure



Tai Chi Appears to Benefit Quality of Life for Patients With Chronic Heart Failure, Study FindsScienceDaily (Apr. 26, 2011) -- Tai chi exercise appears to be associated with improved quality of life, mood and exercise self-efficacy in patients with chronic...

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Tangerines Fights Obesity and Protects Against Heart Disease



Substance in Tangerines Fights Obesity and Protects Against Heart Disease, Research Suggests ScienceDaily (Apr. 6, 2011) -- New research from The University of Western Ontario has discovered a substance in tangerines not only helps to prevent obesity, but also offers...

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Common Dietary Fat and Intestinal Microbes Linked to Heart Disease



  ScienceDaily (Apr. 6, 2011) -- A new pathway has been discovered that links a common dietary lipid and intestinal microflora with an increased risk of heart disease, according to a Cleveland Clinic study published in the latest issue of...

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Antidepressants Linked to Thicker Arteries



  ScienceDaily (Apr. 2, 2011) -- Antidepressant use has been linked to thicker arteries, possibly contributing to the risk of heart disease and stroke, in a study of twin veterans. The data is being presented on April 5 at the...

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Plant Oil May Hold Key to Reducing Obesity-Related Medical Issues



Plant Oil May Hold Key to Reducing Obesity-Related Medical Issues, Researcher FindsScienceDaily (Mar. 24, 2011) -- Scientists have known for years that belly fat leads to serious medical problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke. Now, a University of...

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High Levels of Dietary Nitrate Might in Part Explain the Vascular Benefits of Diets Rich in Leafy Greens



High Levels of Dietary Nitrate Might in Part Explain the Vascular Benefits of Diets Rich in Leafy GreensScienceDaily (Mar. 24, 2011) -- Disorders of the circulatory system -- vascular diseases -- are common in the developed world, and can lead...

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Walnuts Are Top Nut for Heart-Healthy Antioxidants



Walnuts Are Top Nut for Heart-Healthy AntioxidantsScienceDaily (Mar. 27, 2011) -- A new scientific study positions walnuts in the number one slot among a family of foods that lay claim to being among Mother Nature's most nearly perfect packaged foods:...

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Drinking Alcohol in Moderation Protects Against Heart Disease



Drinking Alcohol in Moderation Protects Against Heart Disease, Meta-Analysis FindsScienceDaily (Feb. 22, 2011) -- Individuals who drink alcohol in moderation (about one drink a day or less) are 14-25% less likely to develop heart disease compared to those who drink...

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New Explanation for Heart-Healthy Benefits of Chocolate



New Explanation for Heart-Healthy Benefits of ChocolateScienceDaily (Feb. 9, 2011) -- In time for the chocolate-giving and chocolate-noshing fest on Valentine's Day, scientists are reporting discovery of how this treat boosts the body's production of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) --...

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Stroke Rate Rises for Patients With HIV Infection



Stroke Rate Rises for Patients With HIV InfectionScienceDaily (Jan. 24, 2011) -- While the overall hospitalization rate for stroke has declined in recent years, the numbers have jumped dramatically for patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), suggesting they may...

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more on vitamin d



Mechanisms underlying the actions of vitamin DDr. Christine Gonzalez from Los Angeles, California, has written a thorough review of vitamin D.Let's focus on the actions of vitamin D thought to contribute to disease prevention.Vitamin D effects    * Cancer          o Decreases...

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Healthy Gums, Healthy Lungs



Healthy Gums, Healthy Lungs: Maintaining Healthy Teeth and Gums May Reduce Risk for Pneumonia, Chronic Obstructive Pumonary DiseaseScienceDaily (Jan. 18, 2011) -- Maintaining periodontal health may contribute to a healthy respiratory system, according to research published in the Journal of...

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Rice and Heart Disease



Rice and Heart Diseasefrom The C.A. M. ReportThere's an ingredient in rice that may help control blood pressure and explain the lower risk of cardiovascular disease in Japan.Researchers at Temple University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, presented the results of their laboratory...

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Zinc decreases CRP and Inflammatory Markers



  45mg of Zinc from Zinc Gluconate decreases CRP and Inflammatory Markers Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Jun;91(6):1634-41. Epub 2010 Apr 28. Zinc decreases C-reactive protein, lipid peroxidation, and inflammatory cytokines in elderly subjects: a potential implication of zinc as...

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Garlic Oil Shows Protective Effect Against Heart Disease in Diabetes



Garlic Oil Shows Protective Effect Against Heart Disease in DiabetesScienceDaily (Sep. 29, 2010) -- Garlic has "significant" potential for preventing cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is a leading cause of death in people with diabetes, scientists have concluded...

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Carotid Artery Ultrasound Is an Effective Alternative to More Invasive Coronary Angiography, Study Finds



Carotid Artery Ultrasound Is an Effective Alternative to More Invasive Coronary Angiography, Study FindsScienceDaily (June 15, 2010) -- New research from NYU Langone Medical Center shows that a simple, inexpensive and noninvasive carotid artery ultrasound of the neck can be...

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Pistachios Offer Multiple Benefits



Pistachios Offer Multiple Benefits, Study SuggestsScienceDaily (May 20, 2010) -- Pistachio nuts, eaten as part of a healthy diet, can increase the levels of antioxidants in the blood of adults with high cholesterol, according to an international team of nutritional...

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Higher Amounts of Added Sugars Increase Heart Disease Risk Factors, Study Finds



ScienceDaily (Apr. 22, 2010) -- Consuming a higher amount of added sugars in processed or prepared foods is associated with lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C, the "good cholesterol") and higher levels of triglycerides, which are important risk factors...

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Benefits of walking or biking to work



From the CAM Report"Active" commuting (walking or biking) has many benefits, as reported in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study.First, the details.    * 2364 adults participated.    * They recorded the time, distance, and mode of commuting...

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Women Who Eat Foods With High Glycemic Index May Be at Greater Risk for Heart Disease



Women Who Eat Foods With High Glycemic Index May Be at Greater Risk for Heart DiseaseScienceDaily (Apr. 12, 2010)Consuming carbohydrates with high glycemic index -- an indicator of how quickly a food affects blood glucose levels -- appears to...

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