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Chelation Therapy Holds Uncertainties and Promise

Chelation Therapy Holds Uncertainties and Promise

Chelation therapy involves using a chemical compound to improve an individual's health by extracting excess metal atoms in the body, forming compounds that are then expelled from the body through urination. Thus far, science has found limited effectiveness in utilizing this therapy. Empiricall... Read More


Red Wine Compound Displays Anti-Aging Properties

Red Wine Compound Displays Anti-Aging Properties

A natural compound found in grapes and red wine appears to have the potential to work against the causes of a variety of age-related illness, potentially curing them in the process. That compound, resveratrol, may become a new class of drugs that targets age-related disorders such as cancer, A... Read More


Treadmill Exercise Helps Patients With Leg-Artery Disease

Treadmill Exercise Helps Patients With Leg-Artery Disease

Patients with leg arteries partly or fully blocked by plaque, a condition that hinders walking and often produces debilitating leg pain, had their walking endurance and quality of life boosted by treadmill exercise, according to a recent study. The condition, known as peripheral artery dis... Read More


Walking Speed Indicative of Cardiovascular Death Risk in the Elderly

Walking Speed Indicative of Cardiovascular Death Risk in the Elderly

Older people who walk slowly are three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those who walk faster, according to research published on bmj.com. The authors say the findings highlight the importance of fitness in preserving life and function during old age. Read More


Compound in Indian Curry Attenuates Strokes

Compound in Indian Curry Attenuates Strokes

Curry may also be a pharmaceutical. Research that's being conducted at the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine is showing that curcumin, the biologically active compound in curry's main spice, turmeric, can diminish the size of blood clots in the brain. These clots form when a blood... 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


High Fructose Corn Syrup Is An Ingredient for Hypertension

High Fructose Corn Syrup Is An Ingredient for Hypertension

Individuals who consume a diet high in corn syrup increase their risk of developing high blood pressure, according to findings published in a paper presented at the American Society of Nephrology's Annual Meeting. The findings suggest that cutting back on processed foods and beverages that con... 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: Yan Katsnelson, M.D. 11/25/2009

Expert Commentary: Yan Katsnelson, M.D. 11/25/2009

The study in the New England Journal of Medicine describes the alarmingly high incidence of heart disease in young African-American men. The article goes further implying that these figures are so high that the population is being underserved. 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



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