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New Research Points to Benefits of Eggs, Even for Those at Cardiovascular Risk

Posted April 24, 2013

This week at Experimental Biology (EB) 2013, scientists from around the world are gathering to share research on a variety of topics, including nutrition and health. Given the growing global burden of chronic disease, there is particular interest in the important role of diet and nutrition in overall health. Several studies presented at the conference looked specifically at the role of whole egg consumption in high-risk groups, including those with metabolic syndrome and heart disease, as well as the satiating effects of high-protein breakfast consumption for adolescents.

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Shorter Bouts of Physical Activity May Improve Cardiovascular Health

Posted February 25, 2013

The benefits of prolonged physical activity on cardiovascular health are well known and publicized, but recent research has revealed the underappreciated value of shorter bouts of such activity. According to recently published research, physical activity of less than 10 minutes in length has a similarly positive impact on cardiovascular health. This finding is especially encouraging for people who are looking to improve their health, but due to outside complications have difficulty exercising for more than 10 minutes at a time.

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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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Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Platelet Function in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

Posted February 3, 2013

In a study involving 40 healthy subjects and 16 patients with a history of cardiovascular disease, supplementation with 640 mg omega-3 fatty acids (520 mg DHA and 120 mg EPA) for a period of 4 weeks was found to reduce ADP-induced and adrenaline-induced platelet aggregation, as well P-selectin expression on platelets and platelet-monocyte aggregates after activation with ADP 0.5 microM.

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Magnesium deficiency causes nervous system and cardiovascular disease

Posted January 31, 2013

Did you know that high cholesterol; muscle cramps and digestive disorders can be virtually eliminated with a healthy dose of magnesium? Conventional medicine is contributing to so much pain and disease by pushing a pill for every ill. These toxic chemicals pollute the brain; suppress the immune system and, actually promote cardiovascular disease.

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Could fruit help to improve vascular health?

Posted November 23, 2012

Scientists at the University of Warwick and consumer goods manufacturer Unilever are joining forces to identify whether the nutrients in everyday fruit and vegetables could help to improve people’s cardiovascular health and protect them from Type-2 diabetes. The research collaboration has been set up to better understand if the nutrients and bioactives in fruits like grapes, strawberries and olives – in the right combination – could have a greater impact on people’s heart and vascular health.

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Why You Should Reap the Juicy Benefits of Pears This Fall

Posted November 23, 2012

Pears are at their best right now, especially the delicate Bartlett variety. Like some other fruits (and vegetables) pears have nutrients that help protect against vision loss. Eating pears has also been linked to better cardiovascular and colon health, and reduced risk for lung cancer.

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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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Foxglove Therapy Explained

Posted June 20, 2012

The herb Foxglove has been used for centuries to cleanse wounds and Native Americans brewed its dried leaves in order to treat leg swelling caused by cardiovascular problems. Now, researchers have discovered that an active ingredient in Foxglove (digitalis) called digoxin, can improve the body’s own protective mechanism against heart failure and hypertension.

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Dark Chocolate: Sweet Prevention for CV Events

Posted June 1, 2012

Dark chocolate may be an inexpensive way to help prevent cardiovascular events in patients at risk for heart disease, researchers found. A modeling study predicts that patients with metabolic syndrome who eat dark chocolate every day could have 85 fewer events per 10,000 population over 10 years, Chris Reid, PhD, of Monash University in Melbourne, and colleagues reported online in BMJ.

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