Eating fish wards off existing heart problems

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In people with existing cardiovascular issues and heart problems, eating just two helpings of fish per week reduces the risk of heart attack or...

McMaster develop pill to reduce heart attacks and strokes

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In a multi-country study, a ‘Polypill’, containing a statin, blood thinner and other compounds, when given to people of medium heart attack/stroke risk, reduced...

Bacteria link to cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis

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Increasing evidence links an imbalance in the gut microbiome and the oral microbiome to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and strokes; one route...

A happy marriage reduces heart health problems significantly

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Research from the American Heart Association has shown that marriage, especially being happily married, reduces the risk of death in people with heart disease. A...

More heart attacks occur when vitamin D levels are low; and...

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There is mounting evidence that higher levels of plasma vitamin D may be associated with lowered risk of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD); and some...

Calcium build up increases cardiovascular risk

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People who build up calcium in their arteries have a six times greater risk of coronary artery disease (CAD); the risk has been shown...

Cucumber can help prevent heart disease

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According to a study (1) by the University of Bologna, the common cucumber (cucumis sativus Linn.) contains strong anti-inflammatory properties which reduce inflammation and...

12 ways to lower your blood Triglycerides

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There are two types of fat in your blood stream that you need to worry about. Cholesterol and Triglycerides. Doctors and the media worry...

Is Lycopene better than statins?

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The bioactive ingredient Lycopene in tomatoes reduces ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol in the blood whilst slightly increasing good cholesterol levels. It also reduces blood pressure,...

The benefits and dangers of statins; review

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If, like me, you are being threatened with a conspiracy to force statins down your throat, here are a few things to know first...

Heart disease prevention can start with just one helping of pulses...

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Chickpeas, beans, lentils or peas can reduce “bad cholesterol” with just one serving per day, according to a research study by Canadian researchers at...

Statins linked to eye damage

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Researchers at the University of Texas have shown that using statins can distort your vision; and the longer you take them, the greater the...