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By Salynn Boyles
WebMD Health News
If new figures are to be believed, as many as one in five West Virginia fifth-graders have high blood pressure, putting them at risk for heart attack and stroke as adults.
School-based testing of more than 62,000 mostly 10- and 11-year-olds revealed that almost 20% had blood pressure readings that were high for their age, sex, […]


Post image for The Benefits of Flaxseed

By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD
WebMD Feature
Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. That’s quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries: flaxseed.
Flaxseed was cultivated in Babylon as early as […]


Post image for CoQ10 uptake improves by 50% with grapefruit juice

By Aaron Melius
CoQ10 was first identified in 1957 and was named “ubiquinone” because it is found everywhere in the body.  It is found in the highest amounts in the heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas and in lowest amounts in the lungs.  One issue with CoQ10 supplementation is its low bioavailability, meaning it is poorly absorbed […]


(NaturalNews) Heart failure is a progressive condition marked by a worsening of the heart’s ability to pump enough blood to supply the body’s needs. It is most often caused by a heart attack, years of high blood pressure or other injuries to the cardiovascular system and kills about 250,000 people in the U.S. each year, […]


Post image for Sleep Duration Linked to Heart Health

By Rachel Stockton
No one can dispute the restorative value of sleep, but not only is a lack of sleep detrimental, so is getting too much of it. In fact, studies have conclusively shown a link between long and short sleep duration and both diabetes and hypertension.
Now, a new study conducted by the West Virginia school […]


Post image for Heart risk factors less common in fish lovers

By Amy Norton
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Middle-aged and older men who eat fish every day are less likely than infrequent fish eaters to develop a collection of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke, a new study suggests.
Whether a fishy diet itself is the reason for the benefit is not clear from the […]


Post image for US studies see heart risk with diabetes drug

By Lisa Richwine
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two studies released on Monday reported serious heart risks with diabetes pill Avandia as U.S. regulators decide whether the drug should stay on the market.
An analysis of 56 clinical trials found Avandia increased the chances of a heart attack by 28 percent to 39 percent, researchers at the Cleveland Clinic […]

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Post image for Safety of diabetes drug attacked by FDA official

(Reuters) – The diabetes drug Avandia, known generically as rosiglitazone, exposed patients to greater health risks including heart attacks, and even death, the Wall Street Journal said, citing a U.S. Food and Drug Administration scientist’s study.
Patients in the U.S. Medicare system who took the drug may have suffered as many as 48,000 heart attacks, strokes […]


Post image for Pain relievers linked to higher risks of heart-related deaths among healthy people

(PhysOrg.com) — Some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with significantly higher risks of dying from heart-related causes among healthy people, according to new research reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association.
The study is the first to report on specific cardiovascular risks among healthy people.
“Even though the frequency […]