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Flaxseed consumption linked to lower cholesterol levels in men
Date: 2010-03-31 19:26:20
Older men who suffer from high cholesterol and who are not interested in traditional medication received good news on Tuesday. According to a new study Iowa State University's Nutrition and Wellness Research Center, men may be able to moderately reduce their cholesterol by adding small daily amounts of flaxseed to their breakfast. ... Full Story

Dark chocolate consumption linked to lower risk of heart attack, stroke
Date: 2010-03-31 19:24:37
Just in time for Easter, a new study has found that consuming small quantities of dark chocolate can help reduce heart disease risk and lower blood pressure. ... Full Story

Substituting saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats may reduce heart disease risk
Date: 2010-03-23 17:50:48
A recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health provides the first definitive evidence that replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats may decrease one's risk of heart disease. ... Full Story

Plavix reduces risk of death in certain heart failure patients
Date: 2010-03-23 17:34:04
The blood-thinning drug known as Plavix is capable of moderately reducing the mortality rate of heart failure patients who have a heart attack but do not undergo an angioplasty, which is a procedure to open blocked arteries, a recent European study has found. ... Full Story

Mild hypoglycemia linked to mortality rate in critically ill patients
Date: 2010-03-22 18:06:58
A comprehensive global study involving medical centers from New Zealand, Australia and Japan has found that mild to moderate hypoglycemia, or low blood pressure, may increase the mortality rate in critically ill patients.... Full Story

Blood test combined with risk factor assessment accurately determines heart disease risk
Date: 2010-03-15 16:29:12
U.S. researchers have reportedly developed a more accurate measurement tool to determine a patient's risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new study. ... Full Story

Plaque on abdominal CT scan linked to increased risk of heart disease
Date: 2010-03-15 16:27:19
Results of a new study suggest that the existence of plaque on an abdominal CT scan is linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease and mortality. ... Full Story

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