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Cardiovascular Disease

Half of heart disease deaths due to preventable factors

Kathryn Doyle, Jun 30, 2015
In the U.S., preventable risk factors still account for 50 percent of deaths from cardiovascular disease among adults age 45 to 79, according to a new analysis.

Eating Garlic and Raisins May Help Prevent Preterm Birth

Michael Greger, April 7th, 2016
The United States has one of the worst premature birth rates in the world, now ranking 131st worldwide. Even worse, over the last few decades, the rate of preterm birth in the U.S. has been going up.

How a Gluten-Free Diet Can Be Harmful

Michael Greger M.D., February 23rd, 2016
Until only a few years ago, almost the whole of the scientific world maintained that the wheat protein gluten would provoke negative effects only in people with rare conditions such as celiac disease or wheat allergies.

Higher folate diet may reduce migraine frequency

Niki Widdowson, February 16, 2015
Eating more folate, found in various green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, may reduce migraine frequency, a QUT research team has found.

More Squash, Less Bacon: Calculating Your Real-Life Heart Risk

Nancy Shute, November 24, 2014
Cardiovascular risk calculators usually expect you to know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers. I have enough trouble remembering my email password.

Carbonated drinks linked with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of cardiac origin

Dasha Petrenko / Fotolia, September 1, 2015
Carbonated beverages are associated with out-of-hospital cardiac arrests of cardiac origin, according to new results.

Diesel exhaust exposure associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease for babies in the womb

Upon conception, a child is born into the mother. From this point on, what the mother consumes, drinks, breathes and thinks become a part of the child inside her. The mother's air, food and water are passed to her precious new one, snuggled in the womb.