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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…-metabolized sugar calories as fat. So be sure to scour package labels for the sugar content. 3. Smoking has some virtues. Even after they had a heart attack, some of my patients continued to smoke. They had all kinds of excuses to justify their behavior, such as “it relaxes me,” “it takes the edge…

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5 Heart-Health Facts Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You

…blood and improve inflammation—which as I mentioned earlier is the real culprit in heart disease. That's why with men who have a history of a heart attack, a bypass or stent, an angioplasty, or low HDL cholesterol, a statin can be lifesaving. But for many others, the harmful statin side effects far…

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5 Top Heart Health Mistakes

…health. Heart Health Mistake #3: Exercising While Angry: You periodically hear about someone who exercised while angry and then dropped dead of a heart attack. Not only can anger drive up your blood pressure, exercising while angry is like driving a car with the brakes on—it drives up your blood pressure…

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Is Taking a Daily Aspirin Right for You?

…aspirin could prevent these types of calamities. It was the 1980s and there wasn’t a hard-working doctor who didn’t worry about having their own heart attack. Knowing that aspirin had the power to thin the blood, many doctors began adding a daily aspirin to their regimen. Later on, once the efficacy was…

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Pets and Your Heart

…Animals—especially those with which you’ve had a long-term relationship—can be good for your health! The survival rate of people who suffer a heart attack has been found to be five times greater among those who leave the hospital and go home to a loving pet than those who go home to an empty house…

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The Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements for Heart Disease

It’s been all over the news. A study review published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that taking fish oil did not prevent heart attack or stroke survivors from having another cardiac event. One news headline read, “Fish Oil Delivers Few Heart Benefits, Study Finds.” This type of media…

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Why a Vacation Can Improve Your Heart Health

…like cholesterol, smoking habits, and body mass index. What they found is that a lack of vacations was a predictor of the 20-year incidence of heart attack and death. Likewise, in the MRFIT study investigators studied nine-year death rates among 12,000 men to evaluate the relative risk for health conditions…

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Sugar is a Major Cause of Heart Disease

…becomes damaged, all the well-known causes of heart disease problems swarm to the scene and create the inflammatory mayhem that eventually leads to heart attack and stroke. What’s worse is that excessive sugar consumption can also cause weight gain. Weight gain, combined with sustained high insulin levels…

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Blood Iron Levels and Heart Disease

…his theories have been accepted only recently. Women and Blood Iron Levels Half of American women will die of cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and stroke, yet risk levels among women vary tremendously. Menstruating women produce estrogen, which is heart protective, and most lose a significant…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…cardiovascular problems should ask. First off, I would say that you should address some basic lifestyle issues that have been shown to increase risk of heart attack and stroke. For example, if you smoke, stop. If you're carrying some extra weight, lose 5 or 10 pounds. When you shop for food, choose items that…

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Check Your Fibrinogen Levels to Reduce Your Heart Risk

…itself, a high fibrinogen level can cause the abrupt formation of a coronary thrombosis—the old-fashioned diagnosis we used to write down for a heart attack. If you have a family history of cardiovascular problems, you must check your serum fibrinogen level to predict your individual risk. And because…

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Avandia and Your Heart

…folks ask me what I think, my answer is that as long as there is any whiff of danger—and there is question about an increased risk for both heart attack and heart failure in those taking Avandia—then the potential risks out-trump the benefits. It’s just a no-brainer. Why put yourself in harm’s…

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Fight Heart Risk Factors With Nutraceutical Support

…. Additionally, there are some key nutritional allies that reduce your risk for many of the cardiovascular problems out there today, including heart attack and stroke. For example, taking the right supplements is one of the best natural ways to lower blood pressure levels, improve poor blood circulation…

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Science Shows April Fool's Day Can Benefit Your Heart

…played in healing was well-known. His efforts paid off, and despite his doctors’ ominous predictions, Cousins survived 10 years after his first heart attack, 26 years with his arthritic/collagen disorder, and 36 years after he was first diagnosed with coronary artery disease! Cousins truly walked his…

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