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Fruit sugar is not safe just because it is natural. This is the most common form of calories in the US and is loaded with health dangers.

Posted by: Dr. Mercola
October 17 2009

A diet high in fructose, a form of sugar found in sweetened soft drinks and junk food, raises blood pressure in men.

Two recent studies provided the first evidence that fructose helps raise blood pressure. One study further suggested that people who consume junk foods and sweetened soft drinks at night could gain weight faster than those who don't.

B vitamins fail to reduce heart-health problems: Cochrane Review

Supplements of B6, B12 or folate do not affect cardiovascular health, despite lowering homocysteine levels, says a prestigious Cochrane review.

By Stephen Daniells, 12-Oct-2009

Supplements of B6, B12 or folate do not affect cardiovascular health, despite lowering homocysteine levels, says a prestigious Cochrane review.

"Silent" Heart Attacks Now More Common

NEW YORK, April 21, 2009

(CBS) How do you treat something that has no symptoms and goes undetected on standard screenings?

DE-CMR (delayed enhancement cardio magnetic resonance) is a new cardiac imaging technique that can detect if you've suffered a silent heat attack, which an earlier EKG might have missed.

Early Show medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton shared this new method of detection with Early Show co-anchor Julie Chen.

Omega-3 DHA boost for heart health in high-risk men: Study

By Stephen Daniells, 06-Mar-2009

Supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may reduce compounds associated with inflammation by up to 20 per cent, says a new study.

Men with elevated levels of triglycerides in their blood (hypertriglyceridaemia) had lower levels of markers in their blood, such as C-reactive protein (CRP), and interleukin-6 (IL-6), following daily supplements of a DHA oil, compared to men receiving olive oil.

How Many of These Deadly Fairy Tales Do You (and Your Doctor) Still Believe?

CAUTION: Ignorance may be
very hazardous to your health

Why has the number of heart attacks increased by 27 percent over the past 20 years? What's going on here?

Don't we know more about how to prevent heart attacks than ever?

Haven't we been swallowing our statins, lowering our cholesterol, and eating fat-free foods?

Could we be mistaken about some things?

Beta-Blocker Drugs Cause 400 Percent Increase in Heart Attacks

Friday, April 03, 2009 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Surgical patients who are given blood pressure drugs known as beta-blockers around the time of surgery are four times more likely to suffer heart attacks and death than patients who are not given such drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Health Care System and published in the journal Archives of Surgery.

Study IDs Gene Variants Tied to Sudden Cardiac Death

Posted March 23, 2009

MONDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) -- Fourteen common genetic variants associated with a risk factor for sudden cardiac death have been identified by researchers who analyzed genetic data from more than 13,000 people.

Doubt cast on worth of heart disease gene testing

By Will Dunham Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009;

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A study tracking a large group of women for a decade casts doubt on the value of testing for a certain genetic trait linked to heart disease to predict one's chances of illness, U.S. researchers said on Monday.