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Vitamin D Deficiency May Cause Heart Disease

Vitamin D Deficiency May Cause Heart Disease

By Ellisha Rader Mannering March 31, 2014

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 …

Cholesterol Drug Tredaptive Pulled Worldwide Cholesterol Drug Tredaptive Pulled Worldwide
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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 …

Heart Risks Higher For Those Who See Family Die Heart Risks Higher For Those Who See Family Die

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) …

Vitamin D Linked to Preventing Clogged Arteries Vitamin D Linked to Preventing Clogged Arteries

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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 …

Heart Disease Risks Higher For Hispanics/Latinos Heart Disease Risks Higher 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 …

Multivitamins Don't Reduce Heart Disease Risk Multivitamins Don't Reduce Heart Disease Risk

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 …

Study: Bypass Surgery Better Than Stints For Some Study: Bypass Surgery Better Than Stints For Some

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 …

Heart Disease Risk Lowered by Flu Vaccine Heart Disease Risk Lowered by Flu Vaccine

New studies show that the flu vaccine might play an important role in reducing the risk of heard disease, including the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Researchers from Toronto this week unveiled the research at the 2012 Canadian …

Heart Attack Risk Linked to Work Stress Heart Attack Risk Linked to Work Stress

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A new study published today in The Lancet shows that people with “highly demanding” job or those with “little freedom” are more likely to have a heart attack. Specifically, they are 23% more likely to have a heart attack than …

Heart Disease: Z-Pak Linked to Heart Death
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Heart disease sufferers, take note: Recent studies have shown that the antibotic azithromycin — which is also known as Z-Pak — has been linked to a few rare cases of heart death. For every million azithromycin treatments, there have only …

The Dangers of Red Meat & Pink Slime [Infographic]
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Its pretty well known that red meat is bad for you. But with “pink slime” making headlines lately, people are more aware of the dangers and pitfalls of red meat more than ever. Even though a lot of major corporations …

Heart Disease Drug May Combat Racism

Researchers have submitted a study suggesting that a heart disease drug may work to combat implicit racial bias. The study was conducted at Oxford University and findings were published in the international medical journal of Psychopharmacology. Propranolol, the drug in …