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How Does High Altitude Affect People with Heart Problems?

Highlights High Altitude Exposure Among People With Cardiovascular Conditions   Physiological acclimatization to altitude can impose an increased workload on the cardiovascular system. At high altitudes, considered those higher than 2500 m (~8200 ft) above sea level, physiologic responses may start to represent challenges for the human body. High altitude is associated with progressive reduction in barometric pressure, air temperature, and humidity. A reduction in barometric pressure results in “hypobaric hypoxia.” High altitude is associated with increases in systemic blood…

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Oats Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Long-term dietary intake of oats or oat bran has a beneficial effect on blood cholesterol. Highlights from the article: Oats and CVD risk markers: a systematic literature review High consumption of whole-grain food such as oats is associated with a reduced risk of CVD and type 2 diabetes. Out of sixty-four studies that assessed systemic lipid markers, thirty-seven (58 %) and thirty-four (49 %) showed a significant reduction in total cholesterol (2-19 % reduction) and LDL-cholesterol (4-23 % reduction) respectively, mostly in hypercholesterolaemic subjects.…

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