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Atherosclerosis

Habitual fish intake and clinically silent carotid atherosclerosis

Posted January 10, 2014

Fish consumption is recommended as part of a healthy diet. However, there is a paucity of data concerning the relation between fish consumption and carotid atherosclerosis. We investigated the association between habitual fish consumption and asymptomatic carotid atherosclerosis, defined as the presence of plaques and/or increased intima-media thickness (>= 0.90 mm), in non-diabetic participants.

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Dietary spirulina intake manages blood pressure and cholesterol, may help prevent atherosclerosis

Posted November 5, 2013

The scientific solution to high blood pressure and cholesterol problems is not to simply start popping statin drugs, which carry with them extreme adverse effects, but rather to get your nutrition in check. And one great way you can do this is by supplementing with spirulina, an alkaline-forming, blue-green freshwater algae that studies have shown can help promote healthy circulation, modulate cholesterol and lipid profiles in the blood and even prevent the formation of heart disease, all without producing any harmful side effects.

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Atherosclerosis and inflammation: How to overcome it naturally

Posted August 29, 2013

In recent years, more attention has been given to the role inflammation plays in our lives, and rightfully so, given all of the health implications that stems from this one specific area. Healers have petitioned their patrons for centuries to limit inflammation-causing foods, thoughts and practices from their daily lives. Atherosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries that can also be characterized by a buildup of fatty deposits and is a disease that stems from inflammatory responses in the body. Now the scientific community has begun in earnest to echo the sentiments of healers past and present to reduce inflammation to limit, prevent or reverse atherosclerosis.

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Eating An Apple A Day Cuts Atherosclerosis by 40%

Posted October 4, 2012

There’s new science supporting the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Healthy middle-aged adults who ate one apple a day for four weeks lowered blood levels of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL), which is linked to hardening of the arteries, by 40%, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Functional Foods.

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Olive Oil May Improve Endothelial Function In Patients with Atherosclerosis

Posted September 10, 2012

In a double-blind, randomized trial enrolling 82 patients with early atherosclerosis (52 completed study), researchers found that olive oil (OO) consumption improved endothelial function and reduced inflammation.

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Folic Acid May Reduce the Progression of Atherosclerosis

Posted July 16, 2012

A meta-analysis of 10 randomized trials including 2,052 subjects found that folic acid supplementation may reduce the progression of atherosclerosis as measured by carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT).

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Hunter-gatherers and Horticulturalist Lifestyle Linked to Lower Blood Pressure Increases, Atherosclerosis Risks

Posted May 23, 2012

Hunter-gatherers and forager-horticulturalists who live off the land and grow what they need to survive have lower age-related increases in blood pressure and less risks of atherosclerosis , according to two new studies in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

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High Folate Intake Linked to Better Grades in Swedish Teens

Posted April 30, 2012

Swedish teenagers who are deficient in folate have poorer grades than teens who have a high folate intake, according to new research in Pediatrics. The link between folate intake and academic performance is independent of socioeconomic status, senior author Torbjorn K. Nilsson, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at

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