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Cardiovascular Disease

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.

Flavonoids from blueberries and other fruits dramatically lower risk of diabetes Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035740_

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.

Diverse patterns of myocardial fibrosis in lifelong, veteran endurance athletes.

This study examined the cardiac structure and function of a unique cohort of documented life-long, competitive endurance veteran athletes (> 50 years).

Cocoa to exert cardiovascular benefits

A number of previous studies have identified a role for cocoa to exert cardiovascular benefits, most notably via the food's rich content of antioxidant polyphenols, consumption of which has been shown to boost HDL ("good") cholesterol levels and decrease LDL ("bad")cholesterol levels.