Post Tagged with: "Cardiovascular disease"

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn: Hospitals are Cathedrals of Sickness

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn: Hospitals are Cathedrals of Sickness

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How Much Salt Are You Eating? Beware the Sodium in These “Salty Six” Foods

How Much Salt Are You Eating? Beware the Sodium in These “Salty Six” Foods

Eating too many salty foods can create all sorts of health problems, including high blood pressure. But did you know a lot of common foods are packed with excess sodium? It’s not just the french fries and potato chips you need to be careful with. That’s why on National Eating Healthy Day the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is increasing […]

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Heart-Related Deaths Increase in Winter Regardless of Climate

No matter what climate you live in, you’re more likely to die of heart-related issues in the winter, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012. “This was surprising because climate was thought to be the primary determinant of seasonal variation in death rates,” said Bryan Schwartz, M.D., lead author of the study. Researchers at Good […]

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Telltale Visible Signs of Aging May Predict Heart Disease

If you look old, your heart may feel old, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012. In a new study, those who had three to four aging signs — receding hairline at the temples, baldness at the head’s crown, earlobe crease, or yellow fatty deposits around the eyelid (xanthelasmata) — had a 57 percent increased […]

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A Daily Multivitamin Doesn’t Prevent Cardiovascular Disease in Men

For men 50 and older, taking a multivitamin a day does not prevent heart disease. That’s the finding of researchers who presented their late-breaking clinical trial at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012. Theirs is the first and only large-scale, long-term clinical trial examining daily multivitamin use and cardiovascular health. Other observational studies have netted inconsistent results. The full manuscript […]

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Heart Attack Packs a Wallop to Wallet of Survivors

The economic impact of a heart attack and other forms of acute coronary syndrome goes beyond the hospital to the home and workplace, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012. Men and women with acute coronary syndrome face additional economic burdens in lost time and income from work and possible inability to return to work, […]

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New Studies Reinforce American Heart Association’s Stand on Limiting Sodium

New Studies Reinforce American Heart Association’s Stand on Limiting Sodium

New studies support limiting daily sodium consumption to less than 1,500 milligrams, according to a new American Heart Association presidential advisory. The advisory, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, is based on a thorough review of recent laboratory, animal, observational and clinical studies that reaffirm the association’s 2011 advisory that limiting sodium (salt) to less than 1,500 mg […]

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Endothelial Cells:  The Key to Good Health

Endothelial Cells: The Key to Good Health

Endothelial cells — the cells that line the entire circulatory system — are key to good health.  A whole foods, plant-based diet protects and prevents endothelial cells from being damaged.  Foods that damage endothelial cells include: animal protein including dairy products, refined sugar, caffeine, gluten, and oils. A research team at Weill Cornell Medical College has discovered a way to utilize diagnostic […]

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Broken Hearts: America’s Cardiovascular Health in Big Trouble

Broken Hearts: America’s Cardiovascular Health in Big Trouble

America’s heart and blood vessel health is far from ideal, according to data in the American Heart Association’s “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistical Update 2012,” published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The update provides insight into our less than ideal cardiovascular health. For example, obesity continues to be a major problem for many Americans. More than 67 […]

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