Tag Archives: Heart health

IN BRIEF: Metabolic Syndrome Can Lead To Serious Heart Disease

IN BRIEF: Metabolic Syndrome Can Lead To Serious Heart Disease

Metabolic Syndrome manifest itself as: abdominal obesity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, impaired fasting glucose  higher blood pressure  According to (1), this results in a higher risk for development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes, if not already present Although easily dismissed at the onset as just a nuisance, it often …Read the Rest

Study: Soy (and Cocoa) Promote Heart Health In Post -Menopausal Women With Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Study: Soy (and Cocoa) Promote Heart Health In Post -Menopausal Women With Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

 We are going to discuss a study Soy (and Cocoa) Promote Heart Health In Post -Menopausal Women With Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes: That study was funded by a UK based Charity, Diabetes UJK, and supported by Frutarom Ltd., Israel, and Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality …Read the Rest

8 Nutrients For The Prevention of Heart Disease

8 Nutrients For The Prevention of Heart Disease

MND: Nutrition is always a substantial part of the prevention of disease. Heart disease is no exception. We follow here 8 of these nutrients that have been shown in at least one study to have heart health benefits. Here they are:  Lycopene, Cocoa, Zinc, Soy , vitamin B12, Fish oil, Onions, …Read the Rest

Chocolate’s health benefits: How real?

Chocolate’s health benefits: How real?

A study published in the journal of Physiology shows that cocoa  contains epicatechins, one of several flavonoids found in red wine, green tea, apples and in particularly high concentrations in dark chocolate [1]. The study shows that epicatechins translate into better cardiovascular health for the consumer. Then again , cocoa …Read the Rest

Heart Health: Synthetic fish oil pill shown very effective against high triglycerides

Heart Health: Synthetic fish oil pill shown very effective against high triglycerides

MND: Amarin corporation has publish results of a Phase III clinical trial of their AMR101  drug which is an ethyl icosapentate (ethyl-EPA). “..The MARINE study, investigating AMR101 as a treatment for very high triglycerides (≥500 mg/dL)” Reported results are significant   ”….patient group treated with 4 grams of AMR101 showed a significant …Read the Rest

Heart health:   Omega-3 fatty acid supplements plus statins could help control triglycerides

Heart health: Omega-3 fatty acid supplements plus statins could help control triglycerides

MediNewsDigest: This is encouraging news for people who have a hard time comtrolloing the lipid level in their blood. Quoting European Journal of chemical nutrition EJCN: “….After 6 weeks of  treatment [Omega-3 supplements and simvastatin ] , triglyceride levels decreased by 41.0% in the combination treatment group…” Triglycerides are bad for your heart, …Read the Rest

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