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Arteries

Secret of Why Dark Chocolate Is Good For You

Posted March 5, 2014

The next time you eat dark chocolate, visualize your arteries becoming more flexible. That is probably not the image that comes to mind when you are enjoying your sweet treat, yet it is one that researchers are talking about since they uncovered the secret of why dark chocolate is good for your health.

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Mediterranean Diet Associated With Lower Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease

Posted January 22, 2014

A multicenter study that previously reported a reduction in heart attack and stroke with a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or with nuts now also reports a lower risk of peripheral artery disease, according to a study in the January 22/29 issue of JAMA.

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

Posted November 19, 2013

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 a unique ability to naturally decrease blood sugar, lower cholesterol and prevent the buildup of arterial plaque, which can lead to heart disease.

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A daily glass of red wine associated with lifestyle changes independently improves blood lipids in patients with carotid arteriosclerosis: results from a randomized controlled trial

Posted November 15, 2013

Physical exercise and a Mediterranean diet improve serum lipid profile. The present work studied whether red wine has an effect on top of a lipid-lowering lifestyle in patients with carotid atherosclerosis.

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Effects of coenzyme Q10 supplementation (300 mg/day) on antioxidation and anti-inflammation in coronary artery disease patients during statins therapy: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial

Posted November 6, 2013

High oxidative stress and chronic inflammation can contribute to the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD). Coenzyme Q10 is an endogenous lipid-soluble antioxidant. Statins therapy can reduce the biosynthesis of coenzyme Q10. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a coenzyme Q10 supplement (300 mg/d; 150 mg/b.i.d) on antioxidation and anti-inflammation in patients who have CAD during statins therapy.

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Features of complementary and alternative medicine use by patients with coronary artery disease in Beijing: a cross-sectional study

Posted October 28, 2013

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is commonly used in China for the management of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, few studies have been conducted to investigate the prevalence, perceived effectiveness, types, and reasons of CAM use in patients diagnosed with CAD.

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Resveratrol Prevents Damage to Arteries Caused by Blood Sugar Spikes

Posted July 15, 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, right? The big medical concerns make huge profits by selling a host of prescription drugs that account for more than 100,000 deaths every year, even when taken as prescribed. Meanwhile, not a single death has been recorded from using resveratrol, and the health benefits are profoundly significant, as continues to be repeatedly documented in peer-reviewed scientific studies.

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

Posted June 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 and choose organic as much as possible to obtain the highest levels of nutrients without chemicals, pesticides and GMOs.

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Vitamin K may affect arterial calcification for hypertensives: Multi-ethnic study

Posted June 22, 2013

Low vitamin K1 levels may increases in the progression of arterial calcification, or hardening of the arteries, says a new study that may have greater implications for vitamin K2 than K1.

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Omega-3s may boost artery function in smokers

Posted June 10, 2013

Cigarette smokers – a group at increased risk of heart problems – may benefit from daily omega-3 supplements, suggest new data from Greece.

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