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Cardiovascular Disease

Vitamin D prevents heart disease, too

An increase in blood levels of vitamin D can significantly reduce a person's risk of heart disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City and presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology in Atlanta.

Antioxidants help arteries stay healthy in people at risk for heart disease

Antioxidants are substances that protect cells against the effects of free radicals -- molecules produced when the body breaks down food or is exposed to environmental toxins and radiation.

Resveratrol’s heart health benefits pinpointed?

Resveratrol – a compound in red wine - may be influencing both blood vessel function and the function of fat cells, say new studies which may help explain its heart health benefits.

Regular teeth brushing linked to healthier hearts

People who don’t brush their teeth twice a day have an increased risk of heart disease, scientists said on Friday, adding scientific weight to 19th century theories about oral health and chronic disease.