Tag: heart


May

12

2012

Soda consumption dramatically increases risk of stroke and vascular disease

(NaturalNews) Americans drink more than 216 liters of carbonated soft drinks each year, a number that continues to increase at an alarming rate. Many people use low-calorie diet soda in a futile effort to lose weight, yet find that these drinks have the opposite effect leading them to be overweight or obese. The high acid content in most carbonated beverages leaches calcium and other critical...

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May

03

2012

Clinical trial finds heart-protective benefits for resveratrol

Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The results of a randomized trial published online on April 19, 2012 in The American Journal of Cardiology reveal a benefit for resveratrol in reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors in men and women taking statin drugs. “We have carried out the longest human trial reported thus far using a resveratrol-containing product,” announce researchers Juan Carlos Espín, PhD and his associates at...

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Feb

28

2012

Infant heart failure and vitamin D supplementation

Heart failure is a condition where the body can’t pump enough blood to meet the needs of its body. When we think of heart failure, we think of older persons whose heart has worn out, not 4-month-old infants. However, chronic congestive heart failure is a real and existing problem for infants all over the world. That is why we should laud Professor Soad Shedeed in...

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Feb

07

2012

Omega-3s Linked to Healthy Heart Beats

Extra-reliable study links higher omega-3 levels to a 30% drop in the risk of A-fib … the most common kind of erratic heart rhythm by Craig Weatherby Omega-3s are clinically proven to reduce the risk of “sudden cardiac death” … the kind that accounts for about one-half of all heart-related deaths. Sudden cardiac death (SCD) usually occurs because a person’s heart rhythms go awry, causing...

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Aug

18

2011

Common Pain Killers Linked to Irregular Heart Rhythm

Yet another research study has uncovered potentially fatal side effects of commonly used painkillers. Many pills used to treat inflammation (including non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDS] as well as new generation anti-inflammatory drugs, known as selective COX-2 inhibitors) were linked to an increased risk of irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation or flutter), concluded a study published on bmj.com July 5, 2011. These drugs had already...

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