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How an omega-6 fatty acid may keep heart disease at bay

How an omega-6 fatty acid may keep heart disease at bay

New research in a mouse model zooms in on the cellular mechanisms that may explain the cardiovascular benefits of a specific kind of omega-6 fatty acid. New research explains the potential benefit of an omega-6 fatty acid for heart health. A plethora of studies have tackled the role of omega-3 fatty acids in heart health. […]

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Plavix (clopidogrel) vs. Effient (prasurgrel)

Plavix (clopidogrel) vs. Effient (prasurgrel)

What are the side effects of clopidogrel and Effient? Clopidogrel The tolerability of clopidogrel is similar to that of aspirin. The more common side effects of clopidogrel are: Ticlopidine (Ticlid) is an antiplatelet medication quite similar to clopidogrel. It has been associated with a severe reduction in white blood cell count in between 0.8% and […]

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15 Minutes Matters With Strokes

15 Minutes Matters With Strokes

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Just 15 minutes can make a difference when someone is struck by a stroke, new research suggests. The study included more than 6,700 patients in the United States and Canada who suffered an ischemic stroke (blocked blood flow to the brain) and were treated with […]

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Plavix (clopidogrel) vs. Xarelto (rivaroxaban)

Plavix (clopidogrel) vs. Xarelto (rivaroxaban)

Clopidogrel vs. Xarelto: What’s the difference? Clopidogrel and Xarelto (rivaroxaban) are blood thinners used for preventing strokes, heart attacks, and death in individuals who have had a previous stroke, unstable angina, heart attack, or have peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Xarelto is also used to treat and reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and […]

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What causes a pulse in the stomach?

What causes a pulse in the stomach?

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How to Lower Triglycerides Naturally

How to Lower Triglycerides Naturally

What are triglycerides? Triglycerides are particles in the blood that transport fat. They come from excess sugar (refined carbohydrate) and fat intake in the diet and can also be made in the liver. Triglycerides are converted into energy in the body; for example, to fuel muscles. If people don’t use their muscles after eating, the […]

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Air pollution may raise atherosclerosis, heart disease death risk

Air pollution may raise atherosclerosis, heart disease death risk

New research examines the link between exposure to air pollution and the risk of coronary artery calcification among Chinese adults. A new study provides additional evidence that pollution may affect our cardiovascular health. Studies have linked air pollution with the risk of developing a range of conditions, from neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and […]

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High Blood Pressure, ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Risky for Young, Too

High Blood Pressure, ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Risky for Young, Too

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Act sooner rather than later to prevent heart disease, a new study suggests. This means young adults should not put off treating high blood pressure or unhealthy cholesterol levels. The study involved more than 36,000 Americans. It came to some sobering […]

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Why even slim people may benefit from calorie restriction

Why even slim people may benefit from calorie restriction

Even slim people may benefit from restricting their calories; reducing daily calorie intake by around 300 per day can significantly improve markers of cardiometabolic health. Restricting our calorie intake may yield signficant benefits regardless of our weight. This is the main takeaway of a randomized controlled trial that lasted for 2 years and included 218 […]