Heart Disease 

The Heart Disease Reversal Plan

Statistically, heart disease is the No: 1 killer disease in the world. In many cases, nothing is detected hence patients do not see symptoms coming on. A heart attack that comes when the patient is unaware, is often fatal especially if the person is below the age of 40. In most circumstances, this kind of death is completely unavoidable. So how do you ensure that you have a healthy heart? First of all, never wait for symptoms to strike. Start being proactive about your health after the age of 30.…

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Now the humble peanut to your heart’s rescue

It’s not just the expensive nuts. Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the Shanghai Cancer Institute examined the association of peanut and nut consumption with mortality among low-income groups and found that intake of peanuts was associated with fewer deaths, especially from heart disease. The study was published March 2 in JAMA Internal Medicine. While we all know that nuts are rich in nutrients, such as unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamins, phenolic antioxidants, arginine and other phytochemicals, peanuts have often been relegated to being a legume or an “allergic” nut by the Americans. However,…

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Systolic, diastolic blood pressures predict risk of different cardiovascular diseases

Date: May 30, 2014 Source: The Lancet Summary: Raised systolic and diastolic blood pressures may have different effects on different types of cardiovascular diseases and at different ages, according to new research involving 1.25 million patients from primary care practices. The new findings suggest that individuals with higher systolic blood pressures have a greater risk of intracerebral haemorrhage (stroke caused by bleeding within the brain tissue), subarachnoid haemorrhage (the deadliest form of stroke), and stable angina, whereas raised diastolic blood pressure is a better indicator of abdominal aortic aneurysm risk.…

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