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Statins may help prevent recurring stroke
Date: 2009-05-27 21:19:03
People who take statins after a stroke may have a lower risk of a second one, according to research published in the journal Neurology.... Full Story

Study: Triglycerides better predictor of diabetic nerve loss than blood sug
Date: 2009-05-27 19:56:46
Patients with diabetes need to monitor their blood fat levels as well as their blood sugar levels, because they are at risk of nerve damage or even loss, according to a study appearing in the research journal Diabetes.... Full Story

FDA warns Cheerios about health claims
Date: 2009-05-14 21:47:19
The U.S. Food and Drugs Administration warned General Mills that the claims on the Cheerios box concerning cholesterol are too much like those of a medical drug.... Full Story

Too few heart disease patients diagnosed early
Date: 2009-05-14 17:36:07
Only 19 percent of patients with heart disease were diagnosed through routine screening before symptoms appeared, pointing to a need for better monitoring of risk factors, according to researchers.... Full Story

Long, slow walks may be more effective exercise for the heart
Date: 2009-05-13 20:25:11
Researchers have found that an exercise plan that burns more calories over less-intense periods of exercise might do a better job helping people lose weight and reduce cardiovascular risk than standard cardiac rehabilitation programs.... Full Story

More sunlight for elderly may improve health
Date: 2009-05-11 21:14:45
Older people may be able to reduce their risk of heart disease and diabetes by spending more time in the sun, and thus increasing their vitamin D levels.... Full Story

Higher vitamin D levels linked to higher 'good' cholesterol levels
Date: 2009-05-08 16:30:02
New research indicates that low blood levels of vitamin D may be linked to various risk factors for cardiovascular disease, in addition to being an independent risk factor for cardiovascular mortality.... Full Story

Stroke can be controlled by monitoring, controlling risk factors
Date: 2009-05-05 21:08:43
Reaching and maintaining optimal levels for four major risk factors in people who have already had a stroke can reduce the risk of a second stroke or heart attack, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 61st Annual Meeting.... Full Story

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