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Cardiovascular disease - how to beat it by reversing 'inflammatory living'

7/1/2013 - Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death in modern society, and a costly burden to treat--financially, physically and emotionally. A recent study presented at the European Congress of Rheumatology looked at participants in the Framingham Heart Study and found a significant (more than...

Women with Multiple Sclerosis experience high rates of cardiovascular disease

2/24/2013 - -- As if Multiple Sclerosis (MS) weren't bad enough, the condition and its complications seem to affect women disproportionately. Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from MS, and recent research indicates that women with MS are also more likely to experience cardiovascular disease than men with...

Resveratrol shields against high blood sugar surges to prevent diabetic complications and improve cardiovascular health

1/21/2013 - Allopathic practitioners and the pharmaceutical giants enjoy promoting natural compounds including resveratrol as worthless, akin to snake oil and frequently attempt to convince the public that they are wasting their money by using these supplements. Naturally, the big medical concerns make huge profits...

Omega-3 fats again vindicated in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and chronic illnesses

12/11/2012 - Big Pharma interests have been working overtime to confuse millions of Americans that could benefit from consuming Omega-3 fats (DHA and EPA) from natural and supplemental sources. Reports have been circulated that are designed to debunk the thousands of scientific research studies that show how the...

The Calcium Wars: Magnesium deficiency causes heart disease

12/9/2012 - Many people think that calcium is the only nutrient necessary for strong bones. This is a dangerous myth that needs to be addressed.(1) In fact, it takes 18 different nutrients to make durable bones. However, the most important bone mineral is magnesium because it activates alkaline phosphatase,...

Cocoa compounds lower blood pressure to improve cardiovascular health

8/31/2012 - Cocoa, most commonly found highly concentrated in certain formulations of dark chocolate, has been on the radar of nutrition scientists for more than a decade. Catechins derived from this natural dietary source provide a cascade of benefits that have been found to promote heart health and lower the...

High dietary sodium/potassium ratio linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease

5/8/2012 11:48:00 PM - For decades now we have been warned against the evils of eating too much salt; an excess of dietary sodium supposedly raises the risk of heart disease. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (1) tell us to limit our daily sodium intake to 2,300 mg; even lower values are recommended for older adults...

Fructose is found to increase cardiovascular and diabetes risk in adolescents

2/15/2012 - Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University have published evidence that cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk is present in the blood fractions of adolescents who consume a lot of fructose, a scenario that worsens in the face of excess belly fat. Published...

High fructose corn syrup linked to cardiovascular disease in children, teens

1/24/2012 5:43:27 PM - Adolescents who consume foods and beverages containing high fructose corn syrup already have, present in their blood, evidence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes according to a recent study. The results of the new study, to be published in February 2012 in The Journal of Nutrition,...

Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA improve insulin resistance and boost cardiovascular health

11/22/2011 - Compelling evidence now exists to demonstrate that heart disease is largely caused by the proliferation of increased levels of small, dense LDL cholesterol particles that have become oxidized in the blood and of abnormalities relating to insulin resistance. Both factors combine to deal a potentially...

Hawthorne berry improves cardiovascular function

10/28/2011 - Hawthorn berry is a grouping of tree plants in the rose family that is native to the temperate regions of Europe, Middle East, Asia, & North America. Parts of the Middle East consider the plant sacred. This medicinal herb is known to be one of the greatest natural agents for improving cardiovascular...

Abdominal fat linked to increased risk of cardiovascular and Alzheimer`s disease

5/6/2011 - Researchers from the American Academy of Neurology publishing in the journal Neurology have released the result of a study showing that being overweight or obese in midlife significantly increases the risk of developing certain forms of dementia, including Alzheimer`s disease, as we age. Worldwide this...

Olive oil and raw green diet lower systemic inflammation and improve cardiovascular health

2/3/2011 - Systemic inflammation is a significant factor known to accelerate the aging process and is an underlying mechanism behind most chronic illnesses including cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Low grade inflammation increases body temperature and initiates degradation of the delicate endothelial...

Almonds shown to lower the risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease

1/18/2011 - It`s hard to imagine that a natural food that tastes as good as an almond can have such a profound beneficial effect on health. Regular almond consumption is shown to lower the risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease in part due to the high fiber content and concentration of monounsaturated...

Avoid Sleep Mistakes That Lead to Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

10/3/2010 - Getting enough sleep is absolutely vital to preserving the health of the body. Considering how much stress is put upon the body on a daily basis, it is no miracle that sleep is one of the only ways for the body to recuperate and repair. What is little known about sleep, however, is the appropriate amount...

High cocoa chocolate can prevent cardiovascular illness

8/25/2010 - The alleged health benefits of chocolate have circulated the news in recent years, but new research shows that not just any old chocolate will do. A recent Swedish study suggests that chocolate with high cocoa content -- like the kind commonly sold in Europe -- contains the high flavanol content that...

Aspirin Myth Busted: It Does Not Prevent Cardiovascular Disease Deaths At All

5/4/2010 - Aspirin is unhelpful in preventing heart-related death in those "at risk" of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB). Doctors have long recommended that people who have survived heart attacks or strokes take an aspirin a day in order to...

Increase Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

2/10/2010 - Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in the developed world. It is largely a lifestyle disease, and simple changes in diet and exercise can considerably lower the risk. One such simple change is an increase in the consumption of n-3 (omega-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)...

Evidence Mounts: European Conference Highlights Natural Health Strategies to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

9/15/2009 - Natural health advocates have spread the word for decade after decade that heart disease and stroke can almost always be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle of optimum nutrition, exercise, fresh air and sunshine. But these strategies have often been dismissed by mainstream medicine as everything...

Blueberries Lower High Cholesterol and Boost Cardiovascular Health

3/17/2009 - How good are blueberries at lowering high cholesterol and protecting cardiovascular health? This article compiles a collection of quotes and statements about blueberries from doctors, authors and health experts. Learn about anthocyanosides and the natural medicine found in blueberries and other types...

Eat Natto and Care for Your Cardiovascular System Naturally

2/20/2009 - Natto has been a staple source of nutrition since feudal Japan. The Japanese believe natto brings good health, and they have substantiated this belief by research. As East continues to meet West, natto is showing up across the U.S in Japanese restaurants and grocery stores, as well as some typically...

Combination of Prescription Diabetes Drugs Boosts Risk of Cardiovascular Death

2/19/2009 - Patients undergoing combination treatment with two different classes of diabetes drugs may be at increased risk of cardiovascular death, death from other causes, or hospitalization due to cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tulane University School of Medicine...

Improve Cardiovascular Health Naturally

1/16/2009 - The best way to ensure a healthy cardiovascular system is to eliminate unhealthy fats from one's diet, eat whole foods, and engage in regular aerobic exercise activity. The cardiovascular system is also affected by stress and emotional health, so making an effort to reduce sources of stress is important...

Study Shows Minerals Improve Cardiovascular Health

12/2/2008 - Increased intake of mineral nutrients can decrease the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension) and cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension. "If we were to achieve the correct potassium/sodium ratio through dietary means, there would be less...

Excess Calcium Intake Can Raise Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

11/9/2008 - Are postmenopausal women putting themselves at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and hip fractures by consuming excessive calcium? That is a question that two recent studies shed light on, one published January 2008 in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and one published in the December issue...

Oral Glucose Medications Increase Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

9/10/2008 - Poor blood glucose control puts diabetics at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Every percentage point increase in glycated hemoglobin levels (a blood glucose marker) above normal values raises the relative CVD risk by roughly 20% (1). The percentage of glycated hemoglobin, more specifically...

Quercetin Found to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

5/8/2008 - Quercetin appears to provide protection against cardiovascular disease even though the body breaks it down before it enters the blood, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Institute of Food Research and published in the journal "Atheroscleroisis." While many studies have linked...

Taking a Closer Look at the Inuit Paradox and Cardiovascular Disease

3/21/2008 - Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is rare in Inuit people who continue to eat their 'traditional' diet. But how can eating a diet predominantly consisting of seal meat, fat and blubber and almost completely void of greens, fruits and fiber be 'preventative' of the very disease which plagues the entire western...

Using High Efficiency Particle Air Filters May Improve Cardiovascular Health

3/15/2008 - One day doctors may recommend using high efficiency particle air (HEPA) filters along with weight loss, smoking cessation, and exercise to improve cardiovascular health, according to researchers in Denmark. In a recent study, they found that using HEPA filters for just two days significantly improved...

Flaxseed Phytoestrogens Benefit Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

3/3/2008 - Whole flaxseeds are known to lower total and LDL cholesterol levels, reduce postprandial glucose absorption, decrease some markers of inflammation, and raise serum levels of omega-3 fatty acids (1). This is of obvious benefit to diabetics who not only need help controlling their blood glucose levels,...

Antioxidants Are Lifesaving for Diabetics with Cardiovascular Disease

2/8/2008 - Atherosclerosis starts with the deposition of low-density lipoproteins (LDL or "bad cholesterol") in blood vessel walls. However, LDL deposits by themselves do not cause atherosclerosis. LDL lipids have to be oxidatively damaged before cardiovascular disease (CVD) develops (1). Given the role of...

The Statin Scam Marches On

12/12/2007 - Considering that tens of millions of Americans now take statins to lower cholesterol, the following headline was conspicuously absent from the major media this month: "Statins Found To Turn On Gene That Causes Muscle Damage." It's now a fact of science; a new study shows that taking statins destroys...

Poor Fitness Associated with Increase in Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease (press release)

9/13/2006 - Approximately one-third of adolescents and 14 percent of adults (aged 20 to 49 years) in the U.S. have poor cardiorespiratory fitness, with an associated increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors such as higher total cholesterol and blood pressure levels, according to a study in the...

Journal Corrects Vioxx Article to Reflect Short-Term Heart Risk (press release)

8/30/2006 - The New England Journal of Medicine on Monday issued a rare correction on a influential 2005 study on the now-withdrawn painkiller Vioxx. The correction involves a crucial point that was first reported a month ago: That cardiovascular risks linked to the controversial cox-2 inhibitor kick in at 4...

Cocoa flavanols found to offer extraordinary cardiovascular protection

8/11/2006 - Participants in a study of flavanol-rich cocoa showed improved blood vessel function after consuming a cocoa beverage, researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found. As part of the study -- partially sponsored by a Mars Inc. grant -- 15 healthy adults...

Fine Particle Air Pollution Associated With Respiratory and Cardiovascular Diseases (press release)

8/11/2006 - Being exposed to fine particle matter air pollution increases a personís risk for hospital admission for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, according to a study in the March 8 issue of JAMA. Numerous studies have shown associations of chronic exposure to airborne particles and increased health...

Raising "good" cholesterol cuts heart disease risk (press release)

8/3/2006 - Increasing the level of HDL ("good") cholesterol by itself is enough to reduce cardiovascular risk in certain people, according to a report from Scotland. Researchers found "evidence of an independent benefit of raising HDL, but for some reason it was only clearly seen in those without established...

Merck litigation strategy - destroy expert witnesses

7/17/2006 - Former Vioxx users could be at risk of developing strokes for years, a prominent scientist said this week after evaluating new data from a 107-page report on patients who were followed for a year after they stopped the drug "It may be that Vioxx is causing permanent damage to the cardiovascular system,...

Leaked documents show Merck knew of Vioxx dangers, yet hid them for years

8/6/2005 - "What are the long-term benefits of your being able to bring value to the relationship with our customers?" Merck asked sales trainees in a PowerPoint slide captioned "The Payoff." "Bonus," appeared on the next slide, showing a sales representative holding a glowing bag of money. This is from a company...

Q&A: How do I avoid atherosclerosis and improve cardiovascular health? What if I have been diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse?

12/5/2004 - In the first part of this question on avoiding atherosclerosis and improving cardiovascular health, we talked about what to avoid so that you don't worsen your situation. Here in the second part, we'll talk about more proactive strategies that you can use for reversing the build up of plaque in your...

Aloe vera may hold promise in treating cardiovascular disease

12/5/2004 - Aloe vera is one of my favorite healing plants, and I believe it is quite promising in terms of enhancing cardiovascular health. This is a subject that hasn't had many studies conducted yet, but there has been some related research that I think sheds light on the issue. For example, it is now known...

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