Probiotics and high blood pressure

Posted on Aug 20, 2014

New study published in July 2014 in Hypertension suggests that consumption of multiple strains of probiotics may modestly lower blood pressure. [More]

Mediterranean Diets Beat Low-Fat for CVD Prevention

Posted on Mar 22, 2013

A Mediterranean diet supplemented with either extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts may cut the risk of cardiovascular events by as much as 30%. [More]

Health Benefits of Chocolate Growing

Posted on Apr 4, 2012

Chocolate is increasingly shedding its reputation as a sweet treat only. More research is uncovering health benefits when the dark stuff is eaten in moderation. [More]

Long-Term Diabetes Triples Stroke Risk

Posted on Mar 9, 2012

Long-Term Diabetes Triples Stroke Risk [More]

Young Women With MI Most Likely to Have No Chest Pain

Posted on Feb 22, 2012

Women under 55 having an MI are more likely to present without chest pain than older women or men, and they also have the highest risk of death from MI of any group, new data from the US National Registry of Myocardial Infarction (NRMI) suggest. [More]

Diet Soda May Heighten Risk for Vascular Events

Posted on Feb 1, 2012

Diet soda may not be the healthier alternative many had hoped. A new study suggests that the popular drinks may increase the risk for stroke, myocardial infarction, and vascular death. [More]

Pomegranate Juice Lowers Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Posted on Nov 20, 2011

Patients on hemodialysis consuming a moderate amount of pomegranate juice for a year saw a continuous, cumulative, beneficial effect on their lipid profile, their blood pressure, and the number of antihypertensive medications they required, Batya Kristal, MD, MHA, from the Nephrology Department at the Western Galilee Hospital in Nahariya, Israel, reported here at Kidney Week 2011: American Society of Nephrology 44th Annual Meeting. [More]

Heart Attacks Hit Smokers Younger

Posted on Oct 11, 2011

"Individuals who smoke are much more likely to have a heart attack, and will present with a heart attack a decade or more earlier," said Dr. Gregg Fonarow, a cardiologist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, who wasn't involved in the new study. [More]