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Cardiovascular Disease

Air pollution particulates promote hardening of the arteries and cardiovascular disease

As heart disease marches on as the leading killer of Americans and those in western societies, researchers isolate yet another factor to be implicated in the advancement of this largely preventable disease. Poor diet, lack of physical activity, smoking and environmental and household pollutants all promote metabolic dysfunction that lead to ultimate arterial deterioration and an untimely death. Fortunately, health-minded individuals can make changes to prevent and even reverse heart disease.

Cardio Death Risk Rises When It’s Very Hot Or Very Cold

If you have heart trouble, beware of days that are very hot or very cold. For those at risk of death from cardiovascular disease due to obesity, diabetes or related conditions, special care should be taken to avoid extreme temperatures like those experienced during heat waves and cold spells.

Eating red meat increases the risk of dying over up to 28 years of follow-up

An article published online on March 14, 2012 in the Archives of Internal Medicine reveals an association between red meat consumption and an increase in the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, cancer, or any cause over a follow-up period of up to 28 years.

Study reaffirms protective effects of seven factors against the risk of dying over 14 year period

An article published online on March 16, 2012 in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows a clear decline in the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease or from all causes over a 14 year average period in association with the presence of a greater number of mainly controllable health factors.

Coenzyme Q10 plus selenium supplementation reduces cardiovascular deaths in long term trial

A four year trial of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and selenium has revealed a significant reduction in the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease among supplemented men and women.

Folic acid supplementation improves arterial elasticity to lower heart attack risk

A primary cause for the dramatic rise in cardiovascular disease leading to coronary artery disease and heart attack deaths is arterial hardening or loss of elasticity in the delicate endothelial lining of the arteries supplying blood to the heart.

Exercise Reduces Risk of Death Due to High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the major preventable risk factors for premature death from cardiovascular disease, with every 10-point increase in diastolic blood pressure doubling the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

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Nearly one in ten people in the US have been diagnosed with diabetes and one in three are pre-diabetic, a strong indicator they will progress to full-blown diabetes in the near future without dietary intervention.

The Exercise Mistake Proven to Damage Your Heart

Not long ago, researchers studied the heart health of a group of very fit older athletes -- men who had been part of a national or Olympic team in distance running or rowing, and runners who had completed at least a hundred marathons.