How much weightlifting is good for the Heart?

How much weightlifting is good for the Heart? How much weightlifting is good for the Heart? Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new Iowa State University study. Spending more than an hour in the…

Daily Aspirin and younger women a bad mix

Daily Aspirin and younger women a bad mix – ” they conclude that blanket treatment “is ineffective or harmful in the majority of women with regard to the combined risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and major gastrointestinal bleeding.” – Cons of regular low-dose aspirin to stave off serious illness in women outweigh pros published online…

Trans Fats make brain go Hmmm?

Trans fat consumption is linked to diminished memory in working-aged adults – For those eating the highest amounts of trans fats, this translated to an estimated 11 fewer words (a more than 10 percent reduction in words remembered), compared to adults who ate the least trans fat. (The average number of words correctly recalled was…

Serious studies on the many risks of statins

I have decided to post a quick data rebuttal, after the publishing of a few misguided headlines (i.e ” Statins have virtually no side-effects, study finds”, and “Give statins to all over-40s, says heart surgery pioneer”, from the London Telegraph ).  This coincides with the wildly unsubstantiated recommendations being presented in prescribing statins . I felt I was…

Woman who drink 2 or more Diet sodas/fruit juice a day were 30 percent more likely to suffer a cardiovascular event and 50 percent more likely to die from related disease ( by association )

EEV: Reposted from our HRR site PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 29-Mar-2014 Too many diet drinks may spell heart trouble for older women   Largest study of its kind looks at diet drinks and cardiovascular outcomes, mortality It appears healthy postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks a day may be more likely to have…

Treatment by naturopathic doctors shows reduction in cardiovascular risk factors

Contact: Kim Barnhardt kim.barnhardt@cmaj.ca 800-663-7336 x2224 Canadian Medical Association Journal Randomized controlled trial Counselling and treatment with naturopathic care as well as enhanced usual care reduced the prevalence of metabolic syndrome, a risk factor for heart disease, by 17% over a year for participants in a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ. Researchers enrolled 246…

Chromium picolinate may lessen inflammation in diabetic nephropathy

Contact: Donna Krupa DKrupa@the-aps.org 301-634-7209 American Physiological Society Supplement linked to decreased protein in the urine of diabetic mice Bethesda, Md. (September 22, 2010) – Taking chromium picolinate may help lessen inflammation associated with diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease), say researchers at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. In a study comparing diabetic mice treated…

Antioxidants do help arteries stay healthy

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Graeme Baldwin graeme.baldwin@biomedcentral.com 44-203-192-2165 BioMed Central Long-term supplementation with dietary antioxidants has beneficial effects on sugar and fat metabolism, blood pressure and arterial flexibility in patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers writing in BioMed Central’s open access journal Nutrition and Metabolism report these positive results in a randomized…

Trial results ‘do not support the use of general health checks’ warn experts

Contact: Stephanie Burns sburns@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36920 BMJ-British Medical Journal Checks have not reduced number of deaths from cardiovascular disease or cancer Research: General health checks in adults for reducing morbidity and mortality from disease: Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis Editorial: The value of conducting periodic health checks Researchers have found that routine general health checks, which…