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Vitamin E may reduce cardiac events in patients with end-stage renal disease

Posted July 22, 2013

Hemodialysis patients with preexisting cardiovascular disease experience fewer cardiac events when given vitamin E supplements, according to a report by Israeli researchers. Researchers from Tel Aviv University, Israel, and a multicenter team randomized 196 such patients to receive either placebo or vitamin E, 800 IU/day. The patients remained on this regimen for a median of 519 days. The primary endpoint was a composite of myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, peripheral vascular disease and unstable angina.

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Potential effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine for cardiac syndrome X (CSX): a systematic review and meta-analysis

Posted March 18, 2013

Treatment of cardiac syndrome X with unknown pathological mechanism remains a big challenge for clinicians. Complementary and alternative medicine may bring a new choice for its management. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical effects of traditional Chinese medicine on cardiac syndrome X patients.

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Effects of Coenzyme Q10 and Selenium on Statin-associated Myopathy

Posted March 16, 2013

In a pilot study involving 60 patients with statin-associated myopathy (SAM), supplementation with coenzyme Q10 for 3 months was found to be associated with increases in plasma levels of coenzyme Q10 (from 0.81 to 3.31 micromol/L), and significant improvements in symptoms of SAM, as compared to placebo.

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Study: Fish Oil May Protect Dialysis Patients From Sudden Cardiac Death

Posted February 7, 2013

Medical literature long has touted the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for the heart. But until now, researchers have not studied the potential benefit for people on hemodialysis, who are among the highest-risk patients for sudden cardiac death.

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Give your heart a valentine: Pretty, red Hawthorn berries boost cardiac health

Posted February 6, 2013

There is a health craze that is good for the heart and it’s called the red Hawthorn berries. Hawthorn berries (Crateagus oxycanthus) boosts cardiac health aside from preventing cardiac arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and angina. Having been used for hundreds of years or as far back as the first century, Hawthorn berries have proven to be the leading herb when it comes to heart problems and blood circulatory issues.

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Coenzyme Q10 may help (prevent) cardiac arrest

Posted November 15, 2012

A new study published in Resuscitation suggests that having sufficient serum Coenzyme Q10 may help prevent cardiac arrest and better prognosis of this deadly medical event.

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Vitamin E and B-Carotene May Influence Cancer Risk in Male Smokers

Posted April 30, 2012

The Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention (ATBC) study was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, primary cancer prevention trial in which participants were assigned to 1 of 4 supplementation groups based on a 2 x 2 factorial design: vitamin E; beta-carotene; both; or placebo.

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Carrots are delicious, steeped in health

Posted April 30, 2012

There’s something about the carrot. Eat it raw, and it gives you refreshing energy. You can also cook it. Full of Vitamin A, they are easily available. On a winter afternoon, it’s blissful to curl up with a book and a piece of carrot cake.

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