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Fit Young Men Have Fewer Heart Attacks Later

Posted January 9, 2014

Being fit during the transition from the teenage years into adulthood may protect against heart disease decades later, a Swedish cohort study suggested. Men who had lower aerobic fitness levels when they were examined before entering mandatory military service at age 18 were more likely to have a myocardial infarction (MI) during a median follow-up of 34 years (P<0.001 for trend), according to Peter Nordstrom, MD, PhD, of Umea University in Sweden, and colleagues.

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A Surprising Way to Lower Your Risk of a Fatal Heart Attack by 80%

Posted January 3, 2014

Published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, researchers from the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment have found that a good night’s sleep can increase the health benefits of exercise, proper diet, moderate alcohol consumption and not smoking.

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Pomegranates – Your Heart’s New Best Friend

Posted November 30, 2013

A new study finds that a supplement made of pomegranate extract can help keep blood vessels healthy, which is vitally important for preventing heart attacks and strokes. It may even counter some of the cardiovascular-damaging effects of fatty food and help clear the arteries of the accumulation of plaque.

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Older Heart Patients Need Personalized Preventive Care

Posted October 29, 2013

Strategies to prevent heart attack, stroke and other major cardiac events should be individualized for older adults who should play a role in choosing their therapies, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement published in its journal Circulation.

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DIY and gardening can cut heart attack, stroke risk by 30 percent and prolong life in 60+ age group

Posted October 29, 2013

A spot of DIY or gardening can cut the risk of a heart attack/stroke and prolong life by as much as 30 per cent among the 60+ age group, indicates research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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The Surprising Way to Reduce Heart Attack Risk and Early Death

Posted October 28, 2013

While overexposure to the sun increases the risk of skin cancer, it may have some surprising health benefits. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen suggest it can reduce the risk of heart attacks and early death, lending more credence to the widely accepted belief that sunlight exposure—and the resulting vitamin D production—greatly benefits heart and bone health.

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Prayer, music and other nursing interventions boost heart attack survival

Posted October 13, 2013

Surviving heart attack could be as simple as listening to music, praying and talking, finds a new study. Researchers are beginning to recognize heart disease is not just a physical problem, but there are also psychological components that are important for clinicians and patients to address.

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Vitamin E protects against heart attacks and strokes

Posted August 27, 2013

Dietary supplements often come under attack, with reports that say they are of little or no benefit, some even suggesting that certain products may be dangerous. While some of these reports may have elements of truth, they often do not tell a complete story.

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Flavonoids from Certain Summer Fruits Can Lower Your Heart Attack Risk

Posted August 5, 2013

Thousands of research studies over the past decade have heralded the critical importance of eating a diet filled with flavonoids from a variety of brightly colored vegetables and fruits to help prevent and even treat many chronic illnesses. Most plants and fruits rely on flavonoid compounds for protection against the environment and to propagate and flourish. These same properties support human health by altering genetic expression and specifically targeting essential metabolic processes to ward off diseases such as cancer, dementia and the most prevalent killer of men and women, cardiovascular disease.

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Vitamin D slashes risk of stroke, heart attack

Posted June 24, 2013

Scientists have found a direct link between a deficiency in vitamin D – caused by lack of exposure to the sun – and hypertension, which also raises the likelihood of stroke and heart attacks. The worldwide study found that people with high concentrations of the “sunshine vitamin” had reduced blood pressure.

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