Posts Tagged ‘heart attack’

Vitamin E may Prevent Permanent Muscle Damage after a Heart Attack

A study published September, 2019 in Redox Biology by researchers from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia found that a strong form of Vitamin E called alpha-tocopherol (α-TOH) can prevent permanent damage or death of the heart muscle after a heart attack. The lead author of the study was Professor Karlheinz Peter, the…

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Never Ignore a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Mini Stroke

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a mini stroke, but should never be ignored, as it is usually a key early warning sign of a major stroke that may be about to strike. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) A transient ischemic attack (TIA), which is a mini stroke begins with similar neurological symptoms as a major…

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Tips to Prevent Holiday Heart Attacks

The AARP reports on a new analysis from Sweden published in the BMJ British Medical Journal that shows a dramatic rise in coronary heart attacks on Christmas Eve. In fact, there was a 37% higher risk to have a heart attack on Christmas Eve, especially around 10:00 pm, which is a few hours after eating…

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A Giant Japanese Radish may be able to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

Many Medicines Come from the Plant World Many pharmaceutical drugs have come from the plant world like digitalis from fox glove, Tamiflu from the Chinese Star Anise plant and many more. Now, a Japanese study published July 23, 2018 in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry shows that a giant-sized radish called the Sakurajima Daikon…

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Diverticulitis and Seniors

Diverticular Disease and Diverticulosis Diverticular disease is when pockets or bulges (diverticula) form in the lining of the colon (large intestine). This is usually due to aging and it is estimated 5% of people will have diverticula by age 40 and 50% of seniors will have these by the age of 80. It is surmised…

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Cruciferous Vegetables may Lower Risk for Heart Attacks and Stroke

Vegetables can Help to Prevent Atherosclerosis A study published April 4, 2018, in the Journal of the American Heart Association showed that eating vegetables daily, especially those in the cruciferous or allium vegetable families resulted in lower mortality from atherosclerotic vascular disease (ASVD). ASVD is a major cause of heart attacks and strokes. Cruciferous and…

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A Saliva test to Predict who is at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Ibuprofen is not a Cure for Alzheimer’s Recent media headlines declaring that Ibuprofen could prevent Alzheimer’s disease appeared very quickly all around the world. Only a few of the articles bothered to explain that Ibuprofen is not a cure for Alzheimer’s, but if it is taken early enough, before the disease sets in, it may stop…

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High Cholesterol Poses Danger To Health And Life

High cholesterol can make trouble for your health and even take your life. Your cholesterol score measures the fats in your blood. Unhealthy levels are linked to hardening of the arteries, which leads to heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Your numbers include “bad” (LDL) and “good” (HDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides, a common fat in your…

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