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Canakinumab, an Anti-Inflammatory Medication, Reduces Risk of Second Heart Attack

For the first time, we’ve been able to definitively show that lowering inflammation independent of cholesterol reduces cardiovascular risk   Harvard Gazette –August 27, 2017 –Haley Bridger Inflammation reduction cuts risk of heart attack, stroke   Trial study finds need for expensive interventions, such as bypass surgery, cut by more than 30 percent A significant reduction in risk of recurrent heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular death was found among people who received a targeted anti-inflammatory drug that lowered inflammation but… Keep Reading

fiber utilized by bacteria for heart health

Why Fiber Is Good For You: Those Gut Microbiome Like It

–-From the New York Times — Carl Zimmer January 1, 2018 A diet of fiber-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Indeed, the evidence for fiber’s benefits extends beyond any particular ailment: Eating more fiber seems to lower people’s mortality rate, whatever the cause. That’s why experts are always saying how good dietary fiber is for us. But while the benefits are clear, it’s not so clear why fiber is… Keep Reading

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