Category Archives: Stroke

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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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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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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Daily Drinking Diet Soda is not a Good Idea

Artificially sweetened “diet” soda may not be the healthier alternative as many had hoped.  A new study suggests diet soda may increase the risk of stroke, MI, and vascular death. The researchers asked the drinking habit of 2,500 people and … Continue reading

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The Who, When, How to Take and Store PRADAXA (dabigatran)

What is PRADAXA? PRADAXA is a medicine used to prevent stroke and blood clots in people who have a atrial fibrillation.  How to take PRADAXA? PRADAXA should be taken orally, twice daily, with or without food.  Swallow PRADAXA capsules whole. … Continue reading

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Green, but not Black, Tea Reduce Risk for Coronary Heart Disease

We have previous reported that black tea can prevent lung cancer and modest tea consumption can cut cardiovascular disease.  Now, another new study confirmed that green tea, but not black tea, has a protective role against coronary artery disease (CAD).  … Continue reading

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Chocolate Consumption Lower Blood Pressure and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

We previously have reported 2 studies that indicated chocolate could lower blood pressures and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease.  Now, there is another study that supports the previous findings.  The latest news came from a German study that evaluated the … Continue reading

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Diastolic BP Lower than 70 mm Hg Increases CV Risk in Diabetic Patients

If you are a type 2 diabetic, you might like to maintain your blood pressure below 140/70 mm Hg but keeping your diastolic blood pressure above 70mm Hg.  This can reduce your chance of having a heart attack, according to … Continue reading

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New Drug to Prevent Future Strokes

As we all knew, patients who have a stroke or a transient ischemic attack have more than double the risk of having another attack. Now a subanalysis of RE-LY study which was published in The Lancet Neurology indicated that dabigatran … Continue reading

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Eat More Fish and Less Meat Lower CHD risk

A new study indicated shifting dietary protein sources aware from red meat to more poultry, fish, and nuts can reduce an individuals’ risk of coronary heart disease.  The results came from the Nurses’ Health Study, which followed 84,000 women, aged … Continue reading

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