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Heart Attack Risk Increases with Respiratory Infections

The risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher in the seven days following a respiratory infection. Science Daily May 15, 2017 Heart attack risk increases 17-fold following respiratory infections The risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher in the seven days following a respiratory infection, research has found. The increased risk peaks in the first 7 days and gradually reduces but remains elevated for one month. Published in Internal Medicine Journal, this is the… Keep Reading

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Anger, Heart Attack and Strokes

Although the risk of experiencing an acute cardiovascular event with any single outburst of anger is relatively low, the risk can accumulate for people with frequent episodes of anger. Harvard School of Public Health March, 2014 Angry outbursts appear to boost heart attack, stroke risk People who have angry outbursts appear to be at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, especially within the first two hours of an outburst, according to a study by Harvard School of Public Health… Keep Reading

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Intense Anger Increases Risk of Heart Attacks

Researchers found that in the 2 hours after a period of intense anger, the risk of heart attack may increase by 8.5 times. Medical News Today –February 25, 2017 –Honor Whiteman Angry outbursts may raise the risk of heart attack You have probably seen it in a number of films or TV shows: a character has an angry outburst before clutching their chest and falling to the ground – they are having a heart attack. But a new study shows… Keep Reading

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Pomegranates and Heart Health

Preliminary evidence suggests that drinking pomegranate juice every day may help lower systolic blood pressure. University of Maryland Medical Center Introduction Pomegranates have been used as medicine for thousands of years. More recently, they have been called a “superfood” that can protect against disease. In laboratory tests, pomegranate shows antiviral, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. But more research is needed to determine whether it can help prevent or treat illness in humans. In addition, there is some concern that pomegranate juice… Keep Reading

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Beet Juice Can Increase Exercise Endurance in Heart Failure Patients

After analysis, researchers found that exercise endurance improved by 24% after one week of daily beetroot juice consumption. American College of Cardiology March 08, 2016 Nitrates in beet juice may help improve blood flow and exercise ability. A daily serving of beet juice may improve quality of life for heart failure patients, based on recent findings linking beetroot juice to blood pressure reductions and improved exercise endurance. Published in JACC: Heart Failure, this study tested the benefits of beet juice… Keep Reading

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Lutein and the Reduction of Chronic Inflammation

Our study confirms that one particular carotenoid, lutein, can suppress long-term inflammation in patients with coronary artery disease. Medical News Today –July 7, 2017 A new study finds that lutein, a compound that gives egg yolk and some plants their color, can reduce chronic inflammation in patients with coronary artery disease, the most common type of heart disease. Researchers have recently found that lutein, a compound found in egg yolk, can reduce inflammation levels among patients with heart disease. In… Keep Reading

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