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More Evidence That Fish Oil Aids Heart Health

More Evidence That Fish Oil Aids Heart Health

Omega-3 fatty acids from fish or fish oil supplements not only help prevent cardiovascular diseases in healthy individuals, but also reduce the incidence of deadly cardiac events in patients with existing heart disease, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College... Read More


Four Predictors of Long Life

Four Predictors of Long Life

Evidence is mounting that some rather surprising attributes and habits of a person's life can pretty well foretell whether that man or woman will live to a ripe old age. Here are four of them: -- Having strong legs. Leg strength translates into good flexibility, balance and endurance, which a... Read More


Switching to Polyunsaturated Fat Cuts Heart Disease Risk

Switching to Polyunsaturated Fat Cuts Heart Disease Risk

Replacing saturated fat in one's diet with polyunsaturated fat appears to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, a new investigative breakthrough reveals. Read More


Decreased Heart Function Linked to Fat Around Organs

Decreased Heart Function Linked to Fat Around Organs

Fat collections in different body locations, such as around the heart and the aorta and within the liver, are associated with certain decreased heart functions, according to research from Boston University School of Medicine. Appearing in the journal Obesity, the study also found that measurin... Read More


Heart Failure Alarmingly High Among Under-50 African Ameicans

Heart Failure Alarmingly High Among Under-50 African Ameicans

Heart disease in America, once thought to be the exclusive province of the elderly, is occurring more and more among younger age groups - and overwhelmingly among African Americans, according to a recent study that was the first large-scale effort to reveal the extent of the race gap in heart ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Frank Saltiel, M.D. 11/19/2009

Expert Commentary: Frank Saltiel, M.D. 11/19/2009

The concept of gene therapy to treat heart muscle damage after a heart attack is extremely promising and exciting. These early studies hold out the hope that we can one day restore function to weakened heart tissue. The healing process after a heart attack is of course quite complicated and ... Read More


Exercise Shields Blood Vessels From Fatty Meals' Influence

Exercise Shields Blood Vessels From Fatty Meals' Influence

If you exercise vigorously before eating a fatty meal, your arteries will likely still be able to dilate normally in response to the body's requirement for increased blood flow, a recent study has found. It was already known that intense exercise helps artery linings - called the vascular ... Read More


The Paradoxical Vulnerability of Men

The Paradoxical Vulnerability of Men

Dr. Marriane Legato discusses what she believes to be one of the most interesting issues concerning men. At any age, from birth to 85 years, men die at a greater number than women. Their vulnerability in the womb is very interesting. About 250 male fetuses are conceived for every 100 females ... Read More


What is an Aneurysm?

What is an Aneurysm?

WHAT IS AN AORTIC ANEURYSM? With Dr.Sateesh Babu Vascular Associates of Westchester Read More


What is the Polypill?

What is the Polypill?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the Polypill. The Polypill is being developed in response to an important reality surrounding cardiovascular disease. There are three important drugs that can help prevent heart disease (statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin). These drugs are not taken for two maj... Read More



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