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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…

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Putting Capsaicin on the Skin Could Help Prevent Muscle Damage During a Heart Attack

Researchers observed an 85 percent reduction in cardiac cell death when capsaicin was used. American Nutrition Assosciation Volume 28 #2 Capsaicin Could Stop a Heart Attack in Progress Research from the University of Cincinnati shows that a common, over-the-counter pain salve rubbed on the skin during a heart attack could serve as a cardiac-protectant, preventing or reducing damage to the heart while interventions are administered. These findings are published in the the journal Circulation Keith Jones, PhD, a researcher in…

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Salty Diet Kills Good Gut Bacteria

Excessive salt intake wipes out levels of good bacteria in the gut and this can cause blood pressure to rise, a German study has found. From SBS News November 16, 2017 Research has found a high-salt diet reduced levels of Lactobacillus bacteria in mice and increased production of immune cells linked to high blood pressure. Excessive salt intake wipes out levels of good bacteria in the gut and this can cause blood pressure to rise, a German study has found.…

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Fish Oil Supplements Provide Benefit After Heart Attack, Heart Failure

FIsh oil and the heart

Omega-3 fish oil supplements do not prevent a second heart attack, but taking about a gram a day could reduce deaths from coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death by about 10 percent. Source: American Heart Association News March 13, 2017 Omega-3 fish oil supplements may slightly lower the risk of dying after heart failure or a recent heart attack, but they don’t prevent heart disease, says an advisory issued Monday by the American Heart Association. About 18.8 million adults…

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