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2 Supplements May Be as Effective as Exercise at Protecting Your Heart

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Disease by INH Research0 Comments

Researchers at West Virginia University have found that glucosamine and chondroitin supplements—commonly taken for joint health—dramatically lower the risk of heart death.[1]

Subjects taking the supplements had a 65% lower chance of dying of heart disease. This is comparable to the benefit a sedentary person would get by starting an exercise program, the study authors noted.

Professor Dana King looked at data from 16,686 adults.

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How to Get an Accurate Blood Pressure Reading at Home

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research0 Comments

Do you know which health condition is the number one risk factor death and disability?

You might guess obesity, since so many people have it and it leads to so many different ailments. But you’d be wrong.

Or you might think it’s high cholesterol, since heart disease kills more Americans than any other illness. But you’d be wrong again.

Another good guess would be diabetes.

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One Fruit Protects Your Heart

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research0 Comments

It doesn’t get nearly the publicity of other deadly health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. But it may be even worse.

That’s because metabolic syndrome is the root cause of many of the most lethal illnesses. And more than a third of Americans have it.

Metabolic syndrome increases your risk of heart disease fourfold. And it makes you 30 times more likely to develop diabetes.

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The Secret Weapon Against High Blood Pressure

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research0 Comments

When it comes to high blood pressure, sodium seems to get all the attention. Cutting out salt is likely the first advice your doctor will offer if your numbers are high.

Sodium raises your blood pressure by pulling water into your blood vessels. This raises your total blood volume which, in turn, increases your blood pressure. Reduce your sodium and you lower your blood pressure.

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Watching Super Bowl Linked to Heart Deaths, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks by INH Research0 Comments

It’s the Super Bowl. The game is close. You’re screaming at the TV as your team makes a disastrous mistake.

“You’re killing me!” you might shout.

Actually, you could be right…

Researchers have found that stress from watching the Super Bowl increases the risk of a deadly heart attack by a small but significant amount.

Scientists studied the death records in Los Angeles County for two-week periods starting on Super Bowl Sunday in 1980 and 1984.

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One Vitamin Makes Your Arteries Younger

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research0 Comments

Doctors rarely talk about artery flexibility. But it may be just as important to your health as other more familiar markers such as weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar.

When your arteries lose flexibility, it can be the start of a destructive chain reaction. Having stiff arteries means your heart has to work harder to move blood through your body.

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