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Do Antioxidants Preserve Youth?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and that helps us fight inflammation and disease. However, stimulation from free radicals also extends life by activating cellular repair genes! Antioxidants inhibit this response. Some antioxidants, such as beta carotene and retinol can actually shorten life in certain settings. A retrospective review of 68 studies...

Estrogen and Testosterone Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  According to a presentation at the Heart Rhythm Society in May of 2013, higher levels of estrogen are associated with an increased risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD) in both men and women. Testosterone on the other hand was lower in men and slightly higher in women with SCD. More than 350,000 people die annually in the US from SCD. Some of the...

Job Burnout Predisposes to Heart Disease

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Accprdomg to a study in Psychosomatic Medicine in March of 2013, Americans work longer hours, take fewer vacation days, and retire later than employees compared to other countries. This leads to job burnout, and it is related to premature coronary artery disease and heart attacks. The top 20% of the burnout scale had a 79% increase risk of coronary...

Using the Vascular Stiffness Test to Screen for Heart Disease

submitted by: admin on 11/19/2013
  Vascular stiffness can be measured in an artery of the finger to assess vascular stiffness, which is a measure of arteriosclerosis in the aorta as well as in the rest of the body. An article published in the August issue of the American Journal of Physiology, documented the validity of this simple test in predicting arteriosclerosis even in the...

What is Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease?

submitted by: admin on 04/24/2019
Arteriosclerotic heart disease is defined by reduced blood flow caused by cholesterol plaques, with or without blood clots, in one or more blood vessels of the heart. This situation can lead to insufficient nutrient delivery to the downstream tissues that can cause three very important complications.   Congestive heart failure develops if there is...