Category Archives: Cardiovascular disease

New Evidence Suggests Chocolate Lowers Stroke Risk

Chocolate lovers have another reason to indulge. A new study shows that consuming chocolate on a regular basis may decrease stroke risk by 20%.  New data reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found an inverse association … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Protect Diabetic Patients from Having Arrhythmia and Heart Attack

Diabetic patients who have experienced a heart attack may get protection from future irregular heart beats and fatal heart attacks by taking daily doses of omega-3 fatty acids (DHA,ALAand EPA).  In the study published in the journal of Diabetes Care, … Continue reading

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Drinking Black Tea Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

Black tea is a common source of flavonoids, which have been suggested to contribute to improve vascular health.  Now, a small study conducted at the University of Western Australia has shown that drinking black tea three cups a day, which … Continue reading

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Chocolate is Good for the Heart and Brain

Good news for chocolate lovers!! A new study reported that chocolate is beneficial to the heart and the brain.  The investigators performed an analysis on 7 studies to evaluate the effects of chocolate consumptions in various forms (such as chocolate … Continue reading

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Yellowish Plagues on the Eyelid Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Events

If you have yellowish, flat plagues on the upper or lower eyelid (Xanthelasmata), you might like to see a cardiologist.  A new study published in BMJ indicated that occurrence of xanthelasmata is linked to an increased risk of mycardial infarction … Continue reading

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15 Minutes Exercise Improves Survival!

We were told by doctors that we need to exercise at least 30 minutes every day to keep our bodies healthy.  Now, a new study indicated only 15 minutes a day of moderate-intensity exercise might be enough!  The new study … Continue reading

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What should you do if you have Prostate Cancer?

You should check whether you are overweight or obese*.  If you have prostate cancer and are overweight, you should try to lower your weight immediately.   A new study presented at the American Urological Association inWashington,DCfound that overweight and obese prostate … Continue reading

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Tai Chi May Prevent Falls, Improve Mental Health in Elderly

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, ill health is viewed as an imbalance between yin and yang (the 2 opposing life forces).  Tai chi, the practice that combines deep breathing, relaxation with slow and gentle movements, is supposed to rebalance such energy … Continue reading

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Pradaxa Is Effective in All Types of Atrial Fibrillation

A new subgroup analysis of the Randomized Evaluation of Long-Term Anticoagulant Therapy (RE-LY) trial Treatment indicated that the 150mg twice daily dose of dabigatran (Pradaxa) is equally safe and effective in patients with permanent, persistent, and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.  Dabigatran … Continue reading

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Yoga can Prevent Atrial Fibrillation from Recurring

Previously, we have mentioned that regular exercise can prevent atrial fibrillation and its associated complications such as heart failure.   Now, a new study, presented at the American College of Cardiology 2011 Scientific Sessions, suggested that taking a 45-minute yoga class … Continue reading

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