Heart Disease

Healthy Diet May Counteract Heart Disease Gene – HealthDay – By Robert Preidt – (Friday, October 7, 2011) –

October 14, 2011

TUESDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) — A healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables can significantly weaken the effect of a gene associated with an increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.  In the study, published in the current online edition of the journal PLoS Medicine, researchers examined the link between the […]

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Use of fibrates to lower cholesterol growing despite mounting evidence they don’t work – By Thomas H. Maugh II – Los Angeles Times (CA) -(Tuesday, March 22, 2011) –

March 25, 2011

The use of fibrates and fenofibrates to reduce cholesterol levels has grown sharply in the United States over the past decade, despite mounting evidence that the drugs provide little benefit, researchers reported Tuesday. Moreover, physicians are increasingly prescribing brand-name versions of the drugs, such as TriCor and Trilipix, despite the fact that published evidence so […]

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Study Ties Asthma to Higher Odds for Diabetes, Heart Disease – HealthDay -By Ellin Holohan – (Sunday, March 20, 2011) –

March 25, 2011

SUNDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) — People with asthma may have a higher risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, according to a new study that looked at the relationship between asthma and four other inflammatory conditions. The study, which looked at medical records from the late 1960s through the early 1980s, found higher rates […]

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Omega-3 found to stave off heart scarring – Newsday (NY) [Subscription] – By Delthia Ricks – (Wednesday, February 16, 2011) –

February 22, 2011

Omega-3 fatty acids – abundant in fish – may protect the heart from a type of scarring common in heart failure caused by years of high blood pressure, according to a Long Island medical investigator. The discovery appears to add yet another heart condition that can be helped by fish oil, either through diet or […]

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Third have high bad cholesterol; half get treated -Associated Press- By Mike Stobbe – (Tuesday, February 1, 2011) –

February 4, 2011

Only about half of U.S. adults with high levels of bad cholesterol get treatment for it. Worse, not all those treated are managing to control the problem, according to a new government report. In all, as many as two out of three Americans with high levels of bad cholesterol do not have their problem under […]

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Daily Fruit, Veggies May Cut Risk of Heart Disease Death

January 20, 2011

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) — Along with all the other well-known reasons to eat more fruits and vegetables, new research indicates that doing so may reduce your risk of dying from heart disease. Researchers analyzed data from more than 300,000 people from eight European countries, aged 40 to 85, who took part in the […]

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