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Cranberry is Heart Healthy: Contains multiple compounds that open and relax arteries

By | July 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

Compounds that occur naturally in cranberries may be good for the heart, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found. Early results from studies indicate that feeding cranberry juice powder seems to relax and open blood vessels in pigs that are genetically susceptible to developing atherosclerosis, or clogged arteries. Kris Kruse-Elliott and co-researcher Jess Reed [...]

Recipe for Heart Health? Exercise, fish oils supplement a great combo

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

When fat (lipid) levels rise in the blood for an extended time, a condition called post prandial lipemia, it can cause a temporary risk for atherosclerosis, a leading cause of heart disease. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia found that a session of prolonged exercise along with taking a fish oil supplement dramatically decreases a [...]

Antioxidants for Arteries: Vitamins C and E slow heart disease progression

By | June 12th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Three years ago, a team of Finnish researchers reported that combined supplements of natural vitamin E and time-release vitamin C, taken over a three-year period, slowed the progression of atherosclerosis in men. Using ultrasound to document blood-vessel changes, the researchers showed that the antioxidant vitamins reduced the thickening of the interior of the carotid artery, [...]

Vitamin C, taurine ease artery damage from smoking

By | June 11th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Researchers have found that vitamin C and taurine, an amino acid in fish, reversed abnormal blood vessel response associated with cigarette smoking. “When blood vessels are exposed to cigarette smoke it causes the vessels to behave like a rigid pipe rather than a flexible tube, thus the vessels can’t dilate in response to increased blood [...]

CLA: Can one pill really do all this?

By | June 8th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a slightly altered form of the omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid. It occurs naturally in dairy products and meats from grass-fed animals such as beef and lamb. However, changes in animal feeding practices and antibiotic use over the last decades has led to a steady decline in CLA levels in [...]

Antioxidants reduce hardened arteries

By | June 4th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Hardening of the arteries, known as atherosclerosis, is a common heart condition, often associated with type 2 diabetes. In a study at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Ireland, researchers found that vitamin C can help reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness in adults with type 2 diabetes. In this double-blind study, 30 patients, aged 45 [...]