Category Archives for Cardiovascular Disease

Carbohydrates, Not Saturated Fat, Are Correlated with Cardiovascular Disease

We’ve been told for many decades now to avoid saturated fat to lessen our risk of heart and other cardiovascular disease. But as with so many other pieces of mainstream health wisdom, the doctors

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Berberine May Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

Berberine (which I wrote about here) is a herbal supplement obtained from a number of different plants, which Chinese medicine has used for perhaps thousands of years. Its physiological mechanism most

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Is Viagra the Most Potent Heart Disease Drug?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is associated with heart disease, which is logical, since erections depend on the circulation of blood, and arteries must be in a healthy state for both erectile function and

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Higher Cholesterol Is Associated with Longer Life

Is it possible that mainstream medicine got cholesterol all wrong? That not only does cholesterol have no connection to heart disease, but that high cholesterol is actually a good thing? Yes, it’s

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Happy Hour: Red Wine vs. Vodka

Many scientists have attributed the cardioprotective and life-extending effects of wine to resveratrol. For instance, the so-called “French paradox” purports to explain the fact that the French,

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Aspirin increases lifespan

In the last post, we discussed a multi-ingredient supplement that increased lifespan in mice. Interestingly (at least to me), one of the ingredients was acetylsalicylic acid, or aspirin. Turns out there’s

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Could intermittent fasting save you from a heart attack?

Intermittent fasting is merely going without food for a set period of time, for 12 hours, 16 hours, or more. It increases the process of autophagy, and this may very well protect against heart attacks. The

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Testosterone therapy associated with vastly lower rate of heart attack and stroke

Testosterone Therapy Is Not Associated with Increased Cardiovascular Risk in Study Registry. I can’t copy and paste, so you’ll have to go read it there, but T therapy was associated with an

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Why modest nutrient deficiencies can lead to disease

It’s sometimes said that truly healthy people need no supplements, but personally I doubt that, except in perhaps a small fraction of cases. For one thing, illnesses can be hidden, so that we don’t

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Ravnskov on statins, prevention, and cancer

Uffe Ravnskov, a doctor who has written extensively about the falsity of the cholesterol hypothesis, writes in the BMJ on statins. In their paper Ebrahim et al refer to the 2013 Cochrane report as an argument

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The Hound of the Baskervilles effect: natural experiment on the influence of psychological stress on timing of death

The Hound of the Baskervilles effect: natural experiment on the influence of psychological stress on timing of death Objective To determine whether cardiac mortality is abnormally high on days considered

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Carbohydrates and future CVD

Carbohydrate nutrition is associated with changes in the retinal vascular structure and branching pattern in children. BACKGROUND: Higher intake of carbohydrates and high-glycemic index (high-GI) diets

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The atherogenic potential of dietary carbohydrate

The atherogenic potential of dietary carbohydrate. Kopp W.SourceUniv. Doz. Dr. Wolfgang Kopp, Diagnostikzentrum Graz, Mariatrosterstrasse 41, A-8043 Graz, Austria. wk@dzg.at AbstractOBJECTIVE:To investigate

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Socioeconomic status and heart disease

Association of educational level with inflammatory markers in the Framingham Offspring Study. Loucks EB, Sullivan LM, Hayes LJ, D’Agostino RB Sr, Larson MG, Vasan RS, Benjamin EJ, Berkman LF.Source Department

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A high menaquinone intake reduces the incidence of coronary heart disease.

A high menaquinone intake reduces the incidence of coronary heart disease. Gast GC, de Roos NM, Sluijs I, Bots ML, Beulens JW, Geleijnse JM, Witteman JC, Grobbee DE, Peeters PH, van der Schouw YT.Source Julius

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The History of Lipophobia

http://opinion.financialpost.com/2012/06/11/book-excerpt-lipophobia-and-the-bad-science-diet/

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Calcium supplements associated with increeased heart attack risk

Associations of dietary calcium intake and calcium supplementation with myocardial infarction and stroke risk and overall cardiovascular mortality in the Heidelberg cohort of the European Prospective Investigation

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