Heart Attacks More Likely In Those With Low Blood Phosphate Levels

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Low phosphate in the blood is linked to the risk of heart attack and coronary artery disease, a new study in the journal PLOS One reports. Researchers from the University of Surrey found that insufficient levels of phosphate in the blood may pose a particular danger to cardiovascular health, contradicting previous research in this area, which suggested […]

E-Cigarettes Linked To Increased Arterial Stiffness, Blood Pressure And Heart Rate In Humans

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New research has shown for the first time that e-cigarettes with nicotine cause a stiffening of the arteries in humans. This has important implications for the use of e-cigarettes, as arterial stiffness is associated with an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes in later life. Presenting the research at the European Respiratory Society International […]

Hidden Tooth Infections May Predispose People To Heart Disease

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According to a study carried out at the University of Helsinki, an infection of the root tip of a tooth increases the risk of coronary artery disease, even if the infection is symptomless. Hidden dental root tip infections are very common: as many as one in four Finns suffers from at least one.  Such infections […]

Don’t Throw Out Old, Sprouting Garlic — It Has Heart-Healthy Antioxidants

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“Sprouted” garlic — old garlic bulbs with bright green shoots emerging from the cloves — is considered to be past its prime and usually ends up in the garbage can. But scientists are reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that this type of garlic has even more heart-healthy antioxidant activity than its […]

Aged Garlic Extract Can Reduce Dangerous Plaque Buildup In Arteries

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The supplement Aged Garlic Extract can reverse the buildup of deadly plaque in arteries and help prevent the progression of heart disease, according to a new study scheduled for publication in the Journal of Nutrition. The research, conducted at LA BioMed, found a reduction in the amount of low-attenuation plaque, or “soft plaque,” in the arteries […]

Daily Dose Of Beetroot Juice Improved Endurance And Blood Pressure

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Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found that a daily dose of beetroot juice significantly improved exercise endurance and blood pressure in elderly patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF). The study is published in the current online edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology-Heart Failure. Exercise intolerance […]

Pomegranate Both Prevents And Reverses Atherosclerosis

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Fresh pomegranate or pomegranate juice each day can go a long way to keep the heart healthy. Heart disease is a leading cause of death, often related to atherosclerosis, i.e., thickening of arterial walls due to plaque buildup. Scientific studies about pomegranate Back in 2000, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, […]

Red Wine Theory Called Into Question – Research Falsified

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A University of Connecticut researcher known for touting the health benefits of red wine is guilty of 145 counts of fabricating and falsifying data with image-editing software, according to a three-year university investigation made public this week. The researcher, Dr Dipak K Das, is a director of the university’s Cardiovascular Research Center (CRC) and a […]