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Taking EFA pays off for heart patients

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are widely believed to help prevent heart disease, and two recent studies show why. In a joint clinical study, US researchers explored the possible benefits of EFAs for patients with heart disease. In this study, 18 white males with a history of heart disease were randomized into two groups. The groups [...]

Not just weight loss: Chromium also lowers heart attack risk

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Chromium is a trace element that helps balance blood sugar and may aid in weight loss. New research suggests that chromium deficiency is linked to a higher risk of heart attacks, and that the mineral may aid in healthy cholesterol levels. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University conducted a study across eight European countries and Israel [...]

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 [...]

Vitamin E Protects Heart: Diabetics benefit from daily supplement

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Despite recent reports that high-dose vitamin E is associated with a higher overall risk of dying, at least one group stands to benefit greatly. About 40% of diabetic patients can reduce their risk of heart attacks and of dying from heart disease by taking vitamin E supplements, according to a study published in the November [...]

The Heart Vitamin? Study says vitamin C may reduce heart disease risk

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Supplementing with vitamin C could reduce your risk of major heart disease events like heart attack, suggests a new analysis of studies. An international team of researchers pooled data from nine prospective studies. They included information on intakes of vitamin E, carotenoids and vitamin C, with a 10-year follow-up to check for major heart disease [...]

Lower Heart Attack Risk: Low-fat, high-fibre diet and exercise are key

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

UCLA scientists report that a diet low in fat and high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, augmented with daily exercise, significantly reduced C-reactive protein levels in study participants. High levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) in the blood indicate inflammation in blood vessel walls. Scientists now suspect that coronary artery inflammation plays a key role [...]

Lutein: For eyes only?

By | May 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Over the past few years, studies have suggested that greater consumption of lutein, a “cousin” to beta-carotene that’s found in dark green, leafy vegetables, may protect against a leading cause of vision loss in the elderly. Research now suggests that lutein may offer multiple benefits. Lutein (“LOO-teen”) is a member of the carotenoid family that [...]

Teas may prevent heart attacks

By | May 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center conclude that drinking black or green tea may help reduce a potentially harmful constriction of blood vessels after a high-fat meal. Their study adds to a growing body of research that suggests antioxidant-rich foods and beverages may help to prevent heart disease. “Consumption of a high-fat meal [...]