Category Archives for Heart Disease

Do Vegetable Oils Raise Heart Disease Risk?

In several recent articles, we’ve see that vegetable oils, better known as industrial seed oils, are implicated in a number of diseases, including heart disease. In this article, we’ll take

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Does Sugar Cause Heart Disease?

Does sugar cause heart disease? Evidence points to it. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found highly positive and graded correlations between sugar intake and death

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Higher Heart Disease Risk in Post-Menopausal Women Is Due to Iron

One of the key pieces of evidence leading to the implication that iron causes heart disease is the differential incidence of heart disease between men and women. Men have far higher rates of heart disease,

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Does Fungal Infection Cause Male Pattern Baldness and Heart Disease?

Quite the rabbit hole I’ve been down with my research. Does fungal infection cause male pattern baldness and heart disease? There’s an iron link to fungal infection too. This started when a

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Cholesterol vs Blood Sugar in Heart Disease

Is Cholesterol Associated with Heart Disease? If older people with higher cholesterol live longer, then it seems unlikely that high cholesterol causes heart disease. Adding to the evidence, or lack of

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Why Japanese Men Have Far Less Heart Disease

Coronary artery disease, the type that causes heart attacks and is generally known as heart disease, is the leading killer in the U.S., and men have much higher rates of it than women. Things are different

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Heavy Metals and Heart Attacks

Heavy metals are exactly what they sound like: metals with a high molecular weight. They’re common as environmental pollutants; lead, for instance, used to be added to gasoline and paint; cadmium

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Why Resting Heart Rate Is Important for Health

Heart rate — the number of times the heart beats per minute — would seem to be an obvious variable in health and longevity, especially as it concerns heart disease. True to intuition, it turns

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Higher Blood Sugar and Insulin Raise the Odds of Dying

Insulin resistance and heart disease We know that there are good reasons to believe that insulin resistance may be one of the main causes of heart disease, and possibly the most important cause. Heart

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Intermittent Fasting Decreases Heart Disease Risk

Intermittent fasting — the practice of going without food for any period of time longer than about 12 hours, including sleep time — has many benefits. Among them are fat loss, better insulin

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Is Insulin Resistance the Main Cause of Heart Disease?

A recent study found that evacetrapib, a drug in trials by Eli Lilly, and which raises HDL cholesterol and lowers LDL cholesterol, did not reduce the incidence of heart attacks or any other cardiovascular

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How Intermittent Fasting Can Prevent Heart Disease

Intermittent fasting promotes autophagy Intermittent fasting, which consists of going without or with minimal food for 16 hours up to 36 hours – more than that is “prolonged fasting”

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Vitamin K2 prevents heart disease and cancer

It used to be thought that virtually everyone got enough vitamin K, since it’s synthesized to some extent by microbes in the gut, but it was later realized that much of this is not absorbed. It turns

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How evolution and exercise prevent heart disease

Exercise potently prevents heart disease It’s well-established that exercise protects against heart disease. Men who exercise vigorously have about half the risk of fatal  and non-fatal heart

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Magnesium Deficiency Is Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. While coronary heart disease rates have fallen by around half in the decades from the early 1970s to today, the incidence of sudden cardiac death

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Low Heart Disease Risk On a Low-Carb, High Fat, Paleo Diet

My blood lipid panel on a low-carbohydrate, paleo diet Recently I went to the doctor for a checkup, and he ordered a blood lipid panel, which indicates, or is supposed to indicate, heart disease risk. The

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