Arterial Plaque

Omega-3 Fish Oil Benefits and Aging

…. The benefit of omega-3 fish oil, and other marine-based sources of omega-3s, is that they penetrate the structure of arterial plaque within three days of ingestion, making plaque less prone to rupture. They also reduce inflammation, improve heart rate variability and make blood less sticky. The Dangers…

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Baby Aspirin and Statin Therapy

…day—is known to help maintain good blood pressure levels and has also been shown to help prevent coronary events in patients with known coronary artery plaque. It will help reduce CRP levels, which lowers the risk of inflammation, result?ing in fewer cardiac events. I also recommend chewing on one adult…

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Preventing Stroke With Vitamin C

…intervention. What Is a Hemorrhagic Stroke? There are two types of strokes. Most are ischemic in nature which are caused by a clot or plaque which blocks an artery to, or within, the brain. The remainder are hemorrhagic strokes, resulting from a blood vessel that bursts somewhere inside the brain. Hemorrhagic…

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Boost Your Health with Cauliflower

…Plus, cauliflower contains omega-3 fats, which are able to penetrate layers of cholesterol-laden plaque, reducing blood vessel inflammation and preventing blood-clotting deposits from clogging arteries. * Supports healthy digestion by supplying a full two grams of fiber per 100 calorie serving. Cauliflower…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

artery disease is by far the most common cardiovascular problem, but do you really know what it is? You may have heard of the term atherosclerosis, which refers to the buildup of plaque in the blood vessels. Essentially, coronary artery disease is a form of atherosclerosis that affects the arteries

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The Heart Health Benefits of Vitamin C

…Vitamin C * Prevents coronary artery disease by enhancing the body’s level of natural glutathione, a potent free radical scavenger that protects the arteries. * Strengthens the blood vessel walls by enabling the synthesis of collagen in the connective tissue of the arterial walls. Weakened collagen can…

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Vitamin K2 Benefits and Coumadin

…thing of the past is rooted in an ongoing quest to stabilize and root out the calcified plaque that chokes our arteries. For decades, conventional medicine has relied on invasive procedures to unclog our arterial highways but, as most people with cardiovascular problems know, this has been met with very…

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Plaque Buildup and Peripheral Artery Disease

plaque buildup we see in the coronary arteries that feed the heart or the carotid arteries leading to the brain. The result is restricted blood flow, discomfort, tiredness, heaviness and, often, cramping. To combat the condition, doctors often use drugs, angioplasty, or surgery in peripheral artery

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Peripheral Artery Disease 101

…that peripheral blood circulation problems are typically due to the buildup of plaque in the affected blood vessels—similar to the kind of buildup we see in the coronary arteries that feed the heart or the carotid arteries leading to the brain. The result is restricted blood flow, discomfort, tiredness…

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How To Beat Poor Blood Circulation

…practitioners agree that poor blood circulation is typically due to the buildup of plaque in the affected blood vessels—similar to the kind of buildup we see in the coronary arteries that feed the heart or the carotid arteries leading to the brain. The result is restricted blood flow, discomfort, tiredness…

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When a Healthy Cholesterol Level Can Go Wrong

…troublesome when oxidized LDL penetrates the endothelial cells lining the arteries because it contributes to—and accelerates—the inflammatory process. Over time, increased inflammation leads to the formation of arterial plaque. When you get down to it, though, the real problem is not cholesterol—it’s…

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New Research: Saturated Fats CAN Be Part of Heart-Healthy Diet

…omega-3 supplements because there are a huge number of studies on the benefits of omega-3s. Omega-3s help to reduce arterial inflammation and thin the blood. Plus, they help to counter plaque buildup and rupture. Omega-3s also have other benefits for your health. For example, is a long-term population study…

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5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

…scans of arteries in 19 overweight patients with sleep apnea and stable coronary artery disease. They found a significant relationship between the frequency of apnea episodes and the volume of atherosclerotic plaque. The higher the number of sleep disturbances, the larger the amount of plaque. Many doctors…

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4 Secrets for Preventing Diabetes & Controlling It

…conditions, but they're closely related. The most common problem is atherosclerosis—the hardening of the arteries that usually starts before full-blown diabetes is diagnosed. The accumulated plaque typical of atherosclerosis can rupture or break apart, causing blood clots and blockages that can lead to…

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Is Taking a Daily Aspirin Right for You?

…formation, the final step that triggers a heart attack, it doesn’t change atherosclerotic plaque which is the underlying cause of heart disease. A far better way to prevent a heart attack is by keeping plaque from forming and building up in the first place. That means back to basics: a healthy diet…

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Budget Tips for Healthy Living

…polyunsaturated oils (vegetable oils, with the exception of coconut and olive oil). These are no-no’s. They inflame your body, including your blood and arteries. Stop eating at fast food restaurants or buying high-fat snacks! Healthy Living Budget Tip #2: Add more turmeric in your cooking. This great curry…

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