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Heart Disease

Dark chocolate shown to protect against heart attack and stroke in at-risk individuals

Heart disease and stroke continues to rank as the leading, preventable cause of death in most Western societies, killing three-quarters of a million people combined. Any natural compound that can significantly lower the death rate from vascular diseases should be embraced by natural health advocates and the medical profession alike.

Hardens Your Arteries - Odds Are 6 in 10 You're Consuming This Poison Ingredient Daily

It's no secret that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. But how many people realize that fluoride—which is still added to many municipal water supplies in the U.S.—is linked to heart disease?

Researchers vindicate omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention of inflammatory chronic diseases Learn more: http://www.naturalnews

Systemic inflammation is a primary factor in the development and progression of many chronic conditions ranging from heart disease and stroke to diabetes, dementia, and cancer. Most people have no idea that their risk of these conditions is dramatically increased, as disease-causing chemical messengers are continually released throughout the body as a result of low level inflammation.

Painkiller Risk: High Blood Pressure

By Daniel J. DeNoon

WebMD Medical News

Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

Feb. 26, 2007 – The most widely used medicines in the world -- over-the-counter pain drugs -- raise a person's risk of high blood pressure.

It's true for men as well as for women, suggest new findings from Gary C. Curhan, MD, ScD, and colleagues at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston.

The drugs in question include:


Migraines Linked to Heart Risk in Men

By Amanda Gardner
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Men who suffer from migraine headaches appear to be at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, mostly due to a higher risk of having a heart attack, researchers report.

But the advice to men with or without migraines is the same, experts say: Pay attention to heart risk factors such as elevated blood pressure and cholesterol.