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Daily Aspirin Guidelines Reversed

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease, Stroke by Garry Messick0 Comments

American doctors have long advised people at risk for a heart attack to take a daily low-dose aspirin.

The idea is that aspirin makes the blood thinner. This prevents clotting, which in turn prevents a heart attack or stroke.

But major new research reveals that daily aspirin hurts more than helps many of the people who take it.[i]

The study was published in the journal JAMA Neurology.

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The Deadly Disease Caused by Lack of Sleep

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Featured Article, Health Videos, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Disease, Sleep Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Six hours.

That’s the minimum amount of sleep you need each night for a healthy heart, according to a major new study.

The research was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.[1]

About 4,000 subjects were divided into groups depending on how much sleep they got.

The researchers measured levels of atherosclerosis in the subjects’ femoral and carotid arteries using ultrasound.

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The Ancient Aztec Secret to Lower Blood Pressure

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Disease by Garry Messick0 Comments

Aztec warriors were known for their bravery, fierceness, and fighting skills. But the people of ancient Mexico prized one quality in their warriors above all others…

Speed.

Not only were fast runners superior fighters, but to maintain their vast empire, the Aztecs needed fast runners to carry messages from one village to another. Running was considered so important that one of the Aztec gods is named Paina, which means “runner.”[1]

In letters to the Spanish crown, Cortez reported that teams of Aztec relay runners could carry information 260 miles in less than a day.

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Seniors Without Heart Disease Shouldn’t Take Statins, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Cholesterol, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease, Longevity by INH Research0 Comments

Big Pharma pushes statins like candy at Halloween. And the older you get, the more likely it is your doctor will try to get you to take one of these cholesterol medications.

Nearly half of American seniors take a statin. Now, a new study has found that they do more harm than good in most people over 65.1

The data show that, if anything, the drugs increase the risk of death from a heart attack.

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