Lowering homocysteine levels can decrease risk of heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer’s

Homocysteine is an amino acid produced when proteins are broken down. High homocysteine levels, called hyperhomocysteinemia, are known to increase disease risk. As a case in point, the condition is linked to heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. High homocysteine levels and cardiovascular disease Previous research has found that homocysteine can damage the endothelium, the tissue lining the blood vessels throughout … Continue reading Lowering homocysteine levels can decrease risk of heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer’s

The Consequences of a Poor Diet Could Epigenetically Persist Despite Improving Eating Habits

A majority of people know that improving your diet will lead to an improvement in your health. But not everyone knows that the consequences of eating poorly can actually persist even after you’ve changed your dietary habits for the better. New research on mice suggests that even following the treatment of atherosclerosis – the build-up … Continue reading The Consequences of a Poor Diet Could Epigenetically Persist Despite Improving Eating Habits

Researchers: Good cholesterol may help fight atherosclerosis

Did you know that not all forms of cholesterol are bad? High-density lipoprotein, or HDL, is commonly known as the “good” cholesterol. One particular study has found that it may even help fight atherosclerosis, a condition characterized by the hardening of the arteries as a result of plaque buildup. A group of researchers from the United States … Continue reading Researchers: Good cholesterol may help fight atherosclerosis

Lower heart attack and stroke risk by increasing your intake of this essential vitamin

Heart disease is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It puts a person at risk of heart attack and stroke, which can leave survivors disabled for the rest of their lives. There are drugs used to treat heart disease, such as statins. But these medications often come with side effects and are found ineffective … Continue reading Lower heart attack and stroke risk by increasing your intake of this essential vitamin

Improve blood flow and circulation with these supplements

Blood circulation powers life. It is responsible for delivering key nutrients to cells, tissues and organs throughout the body, as well as carrying away unwanted carbon dioxide and waste products. The circulatory system is the main bodily system that is involved in blood flow. It works in conjunction with the heart which pumps blood that … Continue reading Improve blood flow and circulation with these supplements

You are what you eat: 3 foods that look eerily similar to the organs they heal

Mysterious recurring patterns rule the universe. Natural foods and organs of the human body, for example, share these patterns and are said to be connected: Foods can, in some way, heal the organ it resembles. In ancient times, people used this idea and developed natural medicine to treat diseases. Herbs and other organics were their sources of … Continue reading You are what you eat: 3 foods that look eerily similar to the organs they heal

Calcium levels in the heart a potential biomarker for heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A serious and often fatal condition, heart disease is caused by cardiometabolic dysfunctions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, insulin resistance and obesity. However, a recent study published in Endocrinology and Metabolism revealed that excessive levels of calcium … Continue reading Calcium levels in the heart a potential biomarker for heart disease

Research: The real cause of heart attacks is vitamin C deficiency

Vitamin C deficiency is linked to a higher risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a recent review. Published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, the article also suggests that vitamin C may help regulate blood pressure, reduce arterial stiffness and decrease the amount of cholesterol in the blood. The link between vitamin C and cardiovascular … Continue reading Research: The real cause of heart attacks is vitamin C deficiency

It’s in the air: Air pollution can increase the risk of atherosclerosis, study says

Aside from the lungs, a recent study showed that air pollution affects heart health as well. Researchers from the University of Buffalo, University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health found that exposure to ground-level ozone may damage the arteries and increase the risk of atherosclerosis. The research and its findings are published in Environmental Health … Continue reading It’s in the air: Air pollution can increase the risk of atherosclerosis, study says

Children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia may grow up to have heart problems, study finds

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. It is the most common type of cancer developed by children. Although ALL is known to progress quickly, advances in modern medicine have increased the survival rate of children with this disease. However, a recent study by researchers from the Medical University … Continue reading Children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia may grow up to have heart problems, study finds