Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Live Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Live | Why Do South Asians Have Such High Rates of Heart Disease? Supported by “We all have someone in our first-degree circle that has either died suddenly or had premature cardiovascular disease,” said one researcher. ByAnahad O’Connor Feb. 12, 2019 Mahendra Agrawal never imagined he would have a heart attack. He followed a vegetarian diet, exercised regularly and maintained a healthy weight. His blood pressure and cholesterol levels were normal. But when Mr. Agrawal experienced shortness of breath in June 2013, his wife urged him to go to a hospital. There, tests revealed that Mr. Agrawal, who was 63 at the time, had two obstructed coronary arteries choking off blood flow to his heart, requiring multiple stents to open them. “I’m a pretty active guy and I eat very healthy, my wife … [Read more...] about Why Do South Asians Have Such High Rates of Heart Disease?
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Saturday, February 09, 2019 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: cardiovascular health, Carnitine, disease prevention, goodhealth, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, myocardial infarction, nutrients, supplements, vitamin E (Natural News) A heart attack, also known as myocardial infarction, is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent the occurrence of this deadly disease. A study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines suggests taking vitamin E and carnitine supplements to lower your risk of heart attack. Researchers from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia looked at the effect of carnitine in combination with vitamin E in the prevention of heart attack induced by isoproterenol in rats. A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to the heart is suddenly blocked. For the study, the researchers observed five groups of rats. Two groups served as the control … [Read more...] about Supplementing with carnitine and vitamin E reduces risk of heart attack
(Reuters Health) - The risk of heart disease and premature death may be higher for people who experience sudden, unpredictable income drops in early adulthood, a new study suggests. Young adults with two or more significant drops in income over a 15-year period had more than twice the risk of developing heart disease and nearly twice the risk of dying early, compared to those with a more stable income, according to the study published in Circulation. “Typically studies that assess the association between income and death use older populations,” said lead author Tali Elfassy of the University of Miami, Florida. “We looked at adults who were aged 23 to 35 at the beginning of our study.” A drop in income can be very stressful, Elfassy said. “Think about the average American family,” she explained. “A $5,000 to $10,000 decrease in income can be really devastating.” Elfassy and her colleagues analyzed data from the ongoing Coronary … [Read more...] about Sudden income drops in early adulthood linked with risk of heart…
A COMMON painkiller prescribed to millions of people could increase the risk of heart attack or stroke by 50 per cent, experts have warned. Diclofenac - marketed under the brand name Voltarol - can cause heart failure and irregular heartbeats, new findings show. The drug was recently withdrawn from being sold over the counter in the UK - over fears about serious side effects. It's widely used to treat a range of painful conditions, typically back pain, headaches and arthritis. Since January 2015, it has only been available with a prescription. The change came as the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency warned the anti-inflammatory tablets carried a "small but increased" risk of heart problems. The drug can still be bought over the counter in most other countries, including the US and parts of Europe. But, now the biggest study of its kind - of more than six million people - has linked diclofenac to "major cardiovascular events". Dr Morten Schmidt, of Aarhus University … [Read more...] about Common painkiller taken by millions ‘increases risk of heart attack and stroke by 50%’
FIVE million Brits have at least triple the normal risk of having a heart attack even though they have no warning symptoms, a shocking study has revealed. Millions of other people are also at a much higher risk of conditions including bowel disease, breast cancer and type 2 diabetes, due to their genetics, the study found. But because they show no warning signs they are unlikely to be unaware they suffer from an increased risk. The scientists behind the research, which was published in the journal Nature Genetics, said they hoped everyone could be given a “heart attack score” from birth that would tell their chances of suffering a heart condition on their basis of their genetics alone. Coronary heart disease is the number one cause leading to death worldwide. In the UK alone it is responsible for 66,000 deaths every year. Being aware of which people are at great risk could mean doctors could take steps earlier to take counter measures, such as prescribing statins or telling … [Read more...] about Five million Brits have TRIPLE the normal risk of heart attack despite displaying NO warning symptoms