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One Type of Food Prevents America’s Biggest Killers

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, General Health, Heart Disease by INH Research0 Comments

Heart disease and cancer are the two biggest killers in America. They cause nearly half of all deaths in the U.S.

But a major study shows that one type of food dramatically cuts the risk of both lethal conditions while also protecting against other major killers such as stroke and diabetes.

The meta-analysis was published in the journal The Lancet.

The research team looked at over 40 years of research.… Read More

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Is a Heart Attack in Your Future? Here’s How to Find Out

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

A study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session conference found that coronary calcium tests predicts heart risk far more accurately than the cardiac risk equations used by most doctors.[1]

Dr. Jeffrey L. Anderson is a cardiologist and researcher at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. He says that unlike risk equations, coronary calcium is a marker that shows the actual presence of heart disease.… Read More

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Don’t Let Your Doctor Give You This Routine Heart Test

In All Health Watch, General Health, Heart Disease by INH Research0 Comments

There is a simple heart test that doctors often give as part of routine physicals. 

It’s cheap, painless, and easy. It takes just a couple minutes. 

But this screening actually does more harm than good in most patients. And you should avoid it unless you have symptoms. 

It’s called an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG for short). 

The doctor or a nurse puts electrodes on your arms, chest, and legs to record your heart’s electrical activity. Read More

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The Surprising Way Vaping Kills 

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

 

For tobacco smokers, e-cigarettes can seem like a win-win. 

E-cig vapor does not contain the carcinogenic tars in tobacco smoke. So the risk of cancer is likely lower. 

Vaping also doesn’t produce secondhand smoke that can poison people around you. 

And e-cigs save money. They are 40% cheaper per puff than regular tobacco cigarettes.i 

But a major study has found that vaping carries an unexpected—and potentially deadly–health risk.Read More

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7 Strange Heart Disease Symptoms

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

You probably know that the classic signs of heart disease…  

They are chest pain and shortness of breath when you exert yourself.  

Other common symptoms include pain, numbness, or weakness in your legs, arms, upper abdomen, back, or neck.i 

But there are other, lesser-known signs of cardiac problems that you might never associate with heart disease. It’s important to be aware of them because heart disease remains America’s number one killer. Read More

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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.… Read More