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Magnesium and Heart Disease

A decade-long study that reviewed cardiovascular disease research extending over more than 70 years found low magnesium levels contributed more to heart disease than did cholesterol or even saturated fat. Magnesium and Heart Disease: What’s the Link? –Juliann Schaeffer –Today’s Geriatric Medicine –Vol. 6 No. 3 P. 30 Many physicians are accustomed to advising patients newly diagnosed with heart disease to lay off the cholesterol-laden salami on sandwiches and steer clear of full-fat dairy items loaded with saturated fat. But… Keep Reading

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Slow Walking Pace Predicts Heart-Related Deaths

A simple self-reported measure of slow walking pace could aid risk stratification for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality within the general population,” concluded the researchers. From Nursing Times –Slow walking pace is ‘good predictor’ of heart-related deaths– –August 30, 2017– Middle-aged people who report that they are slow walkers could be at higher risk of heart disease compared to the general population, according to UK researchers. They suggested that walking pace could be a “simple” indicator of a patient’s risk of… Keep Reading

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Fish Oil Supplements Provide Benefit After Heart Attack, Heart Failure

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… Keep Reading

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Meditation and Reducing Heart Disease

“After my heart attack, I felt like it defined me,” Breece said. “Meditating helped me to get my life back. It helps me observe the moments.” American Heart Association News September 189, 2018 Meditation may decrease the risk of heart disease, according to a first-ever statement on the practice issued by the American Heart Association.   But the key word to remember is “may.” “The research is suggestive, but not definitive,” said Glenn N. Levine, M.D., chairman of the group… Keep Reading

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Losing Weight Substantially Reduces Atrial Fibrillation

 After an average of four years, 45 percent of patients who lost 10 percent or more of their body weight and 22 percent of patients who lost 3 to 9 percent of their weight achieved freedom from atrial fibrillation symptoms without the use of any atrial fibrillation surgery or medication.     from American Heart Association News March 15, 1015 Obese patients with atrial fibrillation who lost at least 10 percent of their body weight were six times more likely… Keep Reading

Sauna Provides Cardiovascular Health Benefits

Their latest study with 100 test subjects shows that taking a sauna bath of 30 minutes reduces blood pressure and increases vascular compliance, while also increasing heart rate similarly to medium-intensity exercise. From News: Medical Life Sciences New study uncovers why sauna bathing provides health benefits January 5, 2018 Over the past couple of years, scientists at the University of Eastern Finland have shown that sauna bathing is associated with a variety of health benefits. Using an experimental setting this… Keep Reading

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