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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘heart disease’

Jennette McCurdy, Bethany Mota Promote Women’s Heart Health

Jennette McCurdy of Nickelodeon’s Sam & Cat fame joined YouTube sensation Bethany Mota on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, promoting women’s heart health. It was Tuesday evening when both young ladies danced their way down the runway, all dolled up in red in honor of Go Red for Women. The Go Red for Women Fashion Show featured models …

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Vitamin D Deficiency May Cause Heart Disease

Vitamin D deficiency may not seem like a serious problem, but a new study shows that it could be linked to heart disease and other severe illnesses. Several studies have shown that Vitamin D deficiencies and heart problems may be linked, but these studies tend to lead towards the idea that the deficiency is caused by the heart problem. A …

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Vitamin D Supplements May Help Prevent Heart Disease

Vitamin D is once again in the hot spot; for some reason the scientists have decided to pick on this vitamin recently. While studies have claimed that vitamin D is not all that great as people once thought was, there have been other studies proclaiming that vitamin D is indeed all that, and more. The studies this year have discovered …

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How Soda Can Seriously Harm Your Health

Most people are already aware that soda pop is not a health food and is probably not a good drink choice. Now, there is more proof that it isn’t – as a recent report by Food MythBusters has shown some disturbing health effects of this bubbly and sugary drink that might have you off soda for good. Food MythBusters is …

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New Statin Guidelines Drop Rigid Cholesterol Targets

A recent study from the combined efforts of the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology has many wondering whether it is time to consider taking statins on a regular basis to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol. The four year study claims that taking the prescribed level of statins instead of ritualistically monitoring cholesterol levels through scheduled blood …

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Thousands of Heart Disease Deaths Preventable, Says CDC

With obesity and its accompanying medical issues now declared an epidemic in the U.S., researchers have been scrambling to stem the tide and help save lives. Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided data showing that even now, hundreds of thousands of deaths related to metabolic syndrome can be prevented. The CDC’s new report shows that …

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Cholesterol Drug Tredaptive Pulled Worldwide

Less than one month ago, Merck, a major U.S. pharmaceutical company, announced that its cholesterol drug Tredaptive failed a major clinical trial. The drug is meant to improve heart health by increasing levels of “good” cholesterol, but the trial found that patients on the drug did not have a reduced risk of heart attack, stroke, necessary bypass surgery, or death, …

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Heart Disease Risks Increased For Those Who See Relatives Die of Heart Trouble

A new study published in the European Heart Journal shows that the relatives of young people who die suddenly from heart-related causes are at increased risk for developing heart disease. Researchers looked at 470 victims of sudden cardiac death (SCD) between the ages of 1 and 35, and followed their first and second-degree relatives for up to 11 years. The …

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Insulin Release-Improving Vitamin D Could Prevent Clogged Arteries in Diabetics

A new study shows that diabetics who get an adequate amount of vitamin D are less likely to have their blood vessels clog. Those who do not get enough vitamin D, however, have immune cells bind to blood vessels near the heart, trapping cholesterol and blocking blood vessels. “About 26 million Americans now have type 2 diabetes,” said Dr. Carlos …

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Heart Disease Risks Higher, But Varied For Hispanics/Latinos

A new study shows that heart disease risk factors, such as high colesterol and obesity, are far higher for U.S. Hispanic/Latino adults than for the general U.S. population. However, the results also show that those risk factors vary greatly for Hispanics and Latinos of different backgrounds. The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL), funded by the National Institutes of …

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Multivitamins Don’t Reduce Heart Disease Risk, Says Study

A new study has found that daily multivitamin use does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in men. The findings were presented this week at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012 and published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. A similar study last month did find that multivitamins can reduce the risk of cancer in men …

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Heart Disease Patients With Diabetes Fare Better With Bypass Surgery, Shows Study

A new study today revealed that adult patients with diabetes and multi-vessel coronary heart disease who had cardiac bypass surgery fared better in overall heart-related outcomes than those who had a non-surgical procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PCI involves the insertion of drug-eluting stents into the arteries of patients. The study found that those who received coronary artery bypass …

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