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Compound in Red Wine May Be Key to Heart Health
(HealthDay News) -- The benefits of red wine keep pouring in: British researchers now say that higher levels of procyanidins -- a compound found in red wine -- have potent protective effects on blood vessels.
Nov 29, 2006, 15:07
Folic acid may reduce cardiovascular disease risk
Taking a supplement of folic acid daily may help lower risk of cardiovascular disease such as heart attack and stroke, according to a new review article published in the November 25 issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Nov 26, 2006, 13:47
Chinese red yeast rice good for primary hyperlipidemia
Extracts of Chinese red yeast rice (RYR, a traditional dietary seasoning of Monascus purpureus) contains several active ingredients including lovastatin, and several trials of its possible lipid-lowering effects have been conducted.
Nov 24, 2006, 11:46
Vitamin B may be of little or no use in preventing heart disease
Supplements containing vitamin B may be of little or no use to women when it comes to preventing heart disease, according to new results from the Women's Antioxidant and Folic Acid Cardiovascular Study (WAFACS).
Nov 15, 2006, 19:09
Pycnogenol Reduces Side Effects In Hypertensive Patients
A study published in the October journal of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis shows Pycnogenol (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree reduced edema, a typical side-effect of antihypertensive medications, by 36 percent in patients taking these medications.
Nov 15, 2006, 10:52
Chocolate 'offenders' teach science a sweet lesson
Some "chocoholics" who just couldn't give up their favorite treat to comply with a study to test blood stickiness have inadvertently done their fellow chocolate lovers - and science - a big favor.
Nov 14, 2006, 21:32
Low salt intake in childhood may reduce hypertension risk
Children who have low salt intake may have a reduced risk of blood pressure, which may in turn reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in their adulthood, according to a new study published in the November issue of the medical journal Hypertension.
Nov 11, 2006, 20:58
Walnuts: Potential New Link to Heart Health Uncovered
Already shown in some studies to reduce "bad" (LDL) cholesterol, walnuts may have yet another way of enhancing your cardiovascular health.
Oct 29, 2006, 11:25
Daily Drink or Two Cuts Healthy Men's Heart Attack Risk
Research has shown that a drink or two per day can reduce the odds of heart attack in people at risk.
Oct 23, 2006, 21:53
Pomegranate juice may reduce heart disease risk in diabetics
Drinking pomegranate juice may reduce the risk of atherosclerosis in diabetic patients, according to a Israeli study.
Oct 17, 2006, 21:31
Fish and Fish Oil's Benefits Far Outweigh Risks
(HealthDay News) -- Americans looking for safe, healthy eating should focus first on fish, according to two government-funded reviews that weighed the pros and cons of eating the finned food.
Oct 17, 2006, 20:25
Eating Walnuts Good for Cardiovascular Health
Walnuts may prove to be more beneficial to the health of the arteries and the heart than olive oil to consumers following a Mediterranean-type diet, according to a small Spanish study. However the researchers cautioned that eating walnuts did not mean that they could indulge in any kind of foods.
Oct 16, 2006, 19:53
Red wine can help prevent stroke damage?
Reuters published an article on Oct 15 suggesting that "red wine might work to protect the brain from damage after a stroke and drinking a couple of glasses a day might provide that protection ahead of time."
Oct 15, 2006, 15:19
FDA: Canola oil is heart healthy
Qualified Health Claims: Letter of Enforcement Discretion -
Unsaturated Fatty Acids from Canola Oil and Reduced Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
Oct 6, 2006, 23:00
Eating soy protein benefits the heart
Eating food rich in soy protein helps lower total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL, bad cholesterol), and triglycerides, but slightly increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL, good cholesterol), according to a new study published in Sept. 1, 2006 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.
Sep 20, 2006, 09:30
Drinking tea linked to reduced risk of death
Drinking green tea may reduce risk of death from all causes, suggests a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Sep 15, 2006, 13:10
Virgin olive oil is heart healthy
(foodconsumer.org) - Once again, a new study report says consumption of virgin olive oil reduces risk of heart disease.
Sep 6, 2006, 16:56
Omega 3 fatty acids better than defibrillators
(foodconsumer.org) - Omega 3 fatty acids may be better than automated external defibrillators in homes and public places or implanted defibrillators when it comes to prevention of sudden cardiac deaths, a new study suggests.
Sep 1, 2006, 11:18
Drinking tea good for your health
(foodconsumer.org) - Drinking tea, particularly green tea, is a healthy habit, which may help reduce risk of a range of diseases from cancer to cardiovascular disease, researchers at Kings College London said in their review article published in a recent issue of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Aug 26, 2006, 11:14
Coffee may cause heart attack
Any cup of coffee can be your last one as it may cause a heart attack in some people within an hour of drinking it, a new epidemiologic study suggests.
Aug 16, 2006, 19:11
Coffee Might Trigger First Heart Attack in Some
(HealthDay News) -- An occasional cup of coffee might trigger first heart attacks in some people, a new study suggests.
Aug 15, 2006, 09:19
One high-saturated fat meal can be bad enough
(foodconsumer.org) - A meal with high saturated fat can be effective enough in preventing good cholesterol from protecting against clogged arteries, according to a new study published in the Aug. 15 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Aug 7, 2006, 23:45
Flavanol-rich cocoa improves blood vessel function
New study suggests natural cocoa compounds may have pronounced vascular benefits for older population.
Aug 1, 2006, 23:39
Dietary supplement L-arginine may help heart failure patients
Dietary supplement L-arginine may help heart failure patients improve their physical fitness, according to a new study published in the July 2006 issue of International Journal of Sports Medicine.
Jul 26, 2006, 23:59
Light Drinking Cuts Risk for Death, Heart Attack
(HealthDay News) -- Another study adds to the growing evidence that a drink each day helps lower heart risks and extend life span.
Jul 25, 2006, 00:29
Study Reveals How Fish Oils Help the Heart
(HealthDay News) -- For older adults, fish oils help the heart by regulating its electrical activity, a new study indicates.
Jul 25, 2006, 00:19
Choline Helps Halt Harmful Homocysteine Buildup
Getting high--or at least adequate--levels of choline in meals and snacks may help prevent unhealthful buildup of homocysteine in your blood. High blood homocysteine levels are thought to increase risk of heart attack, stroke, dementia and cancer.
Jul 22, 2006, 13:20
Natural vitamin E reaches blood at protective levels
Two recent studies offer new evidence suggesting an alternative form of natural vitamin E can be taken by mouth and will reach the blood in humans at levels determined to protect against stroke and other diseases.
Jul 14, 2006, 14:18
Chocolate, wine, spicy foods may be OK for heartburn, Stanford study finds
Stanford, Calif. - Patients have been known to hug Lauren Gerson, MD, so overjoyed are they at hearing her words. What does she say to them? Go ahead and eat chocolate. Indulge your passion for spicy cuisine. Drink red wine.
Jun 28, 2006, 14:47
Low-Fat Dairy Products May Fight High Blood Pressure
(HealthDay News) -- Eating dairy products, especially low-fat ones, could help lower your blood pressure, a new study suggests.
Jun 26, 2006, 17:26