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Antioxidant turmeric and laurel leaf extracts reduce hardening of arteries, says science

11/11/2013 9:54:59 AM - A simple way to help naturally lower inflammation and protect your body against atherosclerosis, also known as hardening of the arteries, is to supplement with turmeric and laurel leaf extract. A 2011 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that these two popular culinary herbs possess...

Top heart-smart foods for cleaning arteries, supporting healthy circulation and building cardio

6/26/2013 - Certain specific foods in each food group are known for cleaning arteries, promoting a healthy circulatory system, preventing heart disease, and reducing blood pressure. Add these foods to your diet to manage your weight and build a healthy heart and circulatory system. Check out the following recommendations...

Air pollution particulates promote hardening of the arteries and cardiovascular disease

6/6/2013 - As heart disease marches on as the leading killer of Americans and those in western societies, researchers isolate yet another factor to be implicated in the advancement of this largely preventable disease. Poor diet, lack of physical activity, smoking and environmental and household pollutants all...

A single junk food meal damages arteries leading to increased risk for heart disease

11/3/2012 - The knowledge that junk foods such as bacon cheeseburgers, fries, shakes, donuts and chips are detrimental to your health is no new revelation. These foods are packed with hydrogenated trans-fats, refined carbohydrates and sugars that boost blood pressure, increase blood glucose and flood cells with...

Prevent or reverse hardening of the arteries without deadly pharmaceuticals

3/15/2012 - It's commonly known that cranberry juice is beneficial for clearing and eliminating infections of urinary tracts. But several studies have recently discovered another benefit for cranberry juice - heart health. Hardened and obstructed arteries lead to blood vessels collapsing or rupturing, initiating...

New antidepressant warning - Prozac and other drugs cause thick arteries, raise heart risk

4/6/2011 - Millions of Americans take antidepressant drugs -- most are Prozac and related antidepressant medications in the class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). A gigantic money maker for the drug giants, the SSRIs bring in billions to Big Pharma a year. They are promoted and prescribed...

Super Omega-3 fat protects the heart and arteries and can prevent blindness

3/20/2011 - As the population of American baby boomers continues to swell, age related afflictions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and complications such as blindness are growing at a similar pace. The number of people aged 65 or older will double over the next 20 years creating an epidemic of chronic...

Antioxidants help arteries stay healthy in people at risk for heart disease

7/22/2010 - Antioxidants are substances that protect cells against the effects of free radicals -- molecules produced when the body breaks down food or is exposed to environmental toxins and radiation. Free radicals are believed to play a role in heart disease, cancer and other disorders. So it makes sense that...

The Right Diet can Reverse Hardening of the Arteries

6/15/2010 - A recent two-year international study demonstrated that a long-term weight loss plan featuring the reduction of calories and processed foods with an increase in vegetables can reduce blood pressure and reverse atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). The subjects, mostly men, included 140 overweight...

Children and Teenagers Found to Have Arteries of Middle Aged Adults

12/16/2008 - Many people have the idea that they can enjoy life in their younger years, eat and drink whatever they want, do whatever they like, and not have to worry about diseases or illnesses until they are much older. Well, the evidence is building up against such a mentality. In a small study which was presented...

Vitamin K reduces calcification of arteries by 37 percent; blood thinner medications cause calcification

6/5/2007 - A study has found vitamin K not only blocks new arterial calcium buildup but can also reduce existing levels of calcification by 37 percent. Researchers at Maastricht University published their findings in the April 1st issue of Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology. "Given that...

Zinc helps prevent hardening of arteries, study finds

2/20/2007 - A study evaluating the relation of zinc to fighting athlerosclerosis – the buildup of fatty material inside blood vessels – suggested further evidence that the mineral can help preserve heart health. Zinc is found in high levels in oysters and, to a much lesser extent, other foods like animal meat,...

Walnuts found to protect arteries better than olive oil after meals high in saturated fats

10/10/2006 - A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that eating walnuts after a meal high in unhealthy fats can reduce the damaging effects of such fats on blood vessels. Researchers from Barcelona's Hospital Clinico conducted a study on 24 adult participants, half of...

Meals high in saturated fat impair 'good' cholesterol's ability to protect against clogged arteries (press release)

10/4/2006 - Before you bite into that burger or devour that doughnut, first chew on this: New research shows that just one meal high in saturated fat can affect the body's ability to protect itself against some of the underlying causes of heart disease and stroke. The research, conducted at The Heart Research...

Vegetables May Reduce Hardening of Arteries (press release)

8/18/2006 - New research suggests one reason vegetables may be so good for us – a study in mice found that a mixture of five common vegetables reduced hardening of the arteries by 38 percent compared to animals eating a non-vegetable diet. Conducted by Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the research is...

Exercise Essential for the Health of Your Arteries (press release)

7/11/2006 - To keep your arteries healthy, a regular exercise program is essential, reports the June issue of the Harvard Men’s Health Watch. Arterial diseases are responsible for heart attacks and strokes, the first and third leading causes of death in American men. The culprit is atherosclerosis, in which...

Q&A: How to unclog your arteries without surgery or drugs

12/5/2004 - A reader asks, "How can I unclog my arteries or clean my arteries without surgery?" And, "What are some good heart foods?" First, stop doing the things that gave you atherosclerosis in the first place. In other words, your arteries didn't become clogged just by luck or chance, and hopefully you are...

Hardening of the Arteries Shown to be Significantly Slowed by Diet and Exercise

8/7/2004 - A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology reveals that lifestyle changes -- dietary changes and the pursuit of physical exercise -- have a powerful impact on preventing hardening of the arteries in women. The study was designed to look at how much this hardening of the...

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