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Boost cardiovascular health with pomegranates

Pomegranates, which are rich in bioactive compounds, are one of the healthiest fruits in the world. Among many health benefits, pomegranates can boost your heart health.

Vitamin D deficiency during childhood can lead to atherosclerosis

By Heyes: NaturalNews) Just as the "cholesterol causes clogged arteries" myth is finally being put to rest, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reveals what may be a much more likely cause of modern heart disease: inadequate vitamin D intake.

Researchers from Finland found that adults who had low vitamin D levels during their adolescent and teen years are much more likely to suffer artery hardening and heart disease as adults compared to others who had adequate or optimal vitamin D levels growing up.

Little Racial Difference Seen in Atherosclerosis Rates

Tue Aug 31, 2004

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - African Americans and Caucasians in the general U.S. population have a similar prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis, according to new study findings. Most previous studies have suggested that the prevalence of atherosclerosis is lower in blacks, despite their significantly higher death rates from coronary heart disease.

In the current study, reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Texas cardiologists led by Dr.

Racial Difference in Blood Vessels Detected

Racial Difference in Blood Vessels DetectedTue Aug 20, 2002

By Merritt McKinney

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a finding that may help explain why the artery disease atherosclerosis is more common among African Americans, US researchers have detected racial differences in blood vessel function.

Atherosclerosis, the build-up of fatty plaques in arteries that can lead to a heart attack or stroke, occurs more frequently in blacks than in whites, but the reasons for the higher prevalence are not fully understood.