Hardened Arteries

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Diabetes and Heart Disease

…diabetes. Facts About Diabetes and Heart Disease * The most common heart problem that diabetes contributes to is atherosclerosis, which is hardening of the arteries. The trouble is that it usually develops silently, long before full-blown diabetes is diagnosed. That’s why I encourage everyone to make…

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Vitamin B Benefits for Your Heart

…benefits is that they help to reduce harmful homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is an ugly amino acid that causes your body to lay down sticky, artery-hardening platelets in blood vessels. It results from your body's ineffective break-down of methionine, an essential amino acid found in all proteins but…

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12 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…atherosclerosis; and potassium helps decrease blood pressure and generally protects the heart. * Asparagus contains folic acid, which helps reduce hardening of the arteries. * Soy-based foods (tofu, tempeh, miso and other soy products) and sea vegetables (seaweed) contain magnesium and linolenic acid. Magnesium…

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The Cholesterol Numbers Doctors Should Measure

hardening of the arteries. * It’s also critical to know another cholesterol number which most tests don’t measure—Lp(a). This is a small, dense and highly inflammatory type of cholesterol that can damage blood vessels. It can also make your blood “sticky” and cause a buildup of arterial plaque…

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Are Teenagers Setting Themselves Up for Heart Disease?

…. Smoking is a prime risk factor for heart disease. Smoke damages the heart and blood vessels and increases the risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). It can also cause sludgy, inflamed blood. In fact, even light or occasional smoking or inhaling secondhand smoke can contribute to heart…

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Olive Oil is Heart-Healthy: But Only If It's Not a Fake

…polyphenols. It’s these polyphenols that help to block the oxidation of harmful LDL cholesterol and prevent atherosclerosis (“hardening” of the arteries). Another plus for using olive oil is that it reduces blood pressure. This was confirmed in one Spanish study after systolic and diastolic pressures…

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New Study Shows Heart Benefits of L-Carnitine

…because researchers from the Cleveland Clinic and University of Pennsylvania published a report suggesting a link between L-carnitine and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Nearly every news report featured photos of red meat with headlines proclaiming the saturated fat in red meat is innocent—and…

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