Stroke

Four Ways to Reduce Stroke Risk

…tragedy is that up to 80 percent of all strokes can be prevented! Fortunately, there things you can do to reduce stroke risk. Four Ways to Reduce Stroke Risk 1. Lower blood pressure. High blood pressure is the single most significant risk factor for stroke. That’s because chronically elevated…

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Four Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss

…(30 mg), and magnesium (500 mg). In addition, Ginkgo biloba (120-180 mg) helps improve circulation and prevent free radical damage. Now it’s your turn: What are you doing to prevent hearing loss? You may also be interested in: * A Sweet Cure from the Kitchen * Four Ways to Prevent a Stroke

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Nutrient Spotlight: Benefits of B Vitamins

…researchers, a high blood level of homocysteine more than triples the risk of heart attack. It also dramatically increases the likelihood of having a stroke and has been linked to other conditions caused by atherosclerosis, such as erectile dysfunction, retinopathy, peripheral vascular disease, and…

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Forget About the RDAs: Here's Why You Need More B Vitamins

…disease. Several clinical trials have demonstrated that supplemental folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12, which lower homocysteine, reduce risk of stroke, heart attack, and other cardiovascular events. 3. Keep Your Bones Strong: Everybody knows that calcium and vitamin D protect against osteoporosis…

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Tips for Preventing Cancer

…trials that evaluated the effects of daily aspirin. Although the original studies examined aspirin’s effects on heart attack and stroke, the Oxford team looked at the participants’ medical records and zeroed in on cancer deaths—both during the trials, which lasted…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

…drugs, and radiation. By decreasing LDL cholesterol and plaque deposits on artery walls, vitamin E reduces the probability of heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis. It is also an effective therapy for preventing Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Furthermore, vitamin…

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Preventing Heart Disease With Aspirin

…people who’ve had a heart attack, stroke, or TIA (“mini-stroke”), low-dose aspirin (81 mg per day) reduces the likelihood of a repeat cardiac event. 2. Regular use of low-dose aspirin lowers risk of a first heart attack in men and stroke in women (except those with diabetes,…

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How NOT to Prevent a Stroke

…procedures don’t necessarily prevent a stroke. That’s why I don’t think they should be used to treat carotid artery stenosis and/or to prevent a stroke. Carotid Endarterectomy and Angioplasty Don’t Necessarily Prevent a Stroke In a study published in the Lancet, researchers…

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Do You Have Low Thyroid Function?

…* Memory disturbances * Difficulty concentrating Of even greater concern, hypothyroidism can contribute to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and osteoporosis. If you have any of the symptoms listed above for low thyroid function, are following a weight loss program that includes a healthy…

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Improve Cognitive Function With These Brain Exercises

…older brain is extremely flexible and can reroute and establish new connections when areas of the brain are damaged by age-related shrinkage, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, or head trauma. Exercises to Improve Cognitive Function You can improve cognitive function and reduce your risk of…

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Taking OTC Lipitor? Look for a Statin Alternative

…in the dark about the complications of these meds, which include liver toxicity, muscle aches, weakness, declining memory, blackout spells, and stroke to name just a few. Research Statin Alternatives * If the FDA does approve this ridiculous proposal, don’t head to your drugstore for a statin…

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Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk in Women

…having a stroke. The reason is because of cocoa, the primary ingredient in chocolate, contains flavonoids which act as antioxidants in the body. These flavonoids help to keep “bad” LDL cholesterol from oxidizing, which can contribute to stroke risk in women. But reduced stroke risk in…

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Floss Your Way to Better Heart Health

…disease. So, keeping your teeth and gums in good shape is one more thing you can do to promote healthy arteries and stave off heart attack and stroke. While brushing is important, flossing is even more critical. A study presented at an American Heart Association conference looked at 300 patients…

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6 Reasons to Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine's Day

Stroke Risk in Women. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed that another heart-healthy benefit of dark chocolate is stroke prevention in women. Researchers found the women with the highest chocolate consumption were 20 percent less likely to suffer a stroke.

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The Scary Truth About Halloween--and 5 Guilt-Free Treats

…your blood sugar. In fact, here are five holiday indulgences you can enjoy, guilt-free… 1. Dark chocolate, eaten in moderation, reduces your stroke and heart disease risk, helps you lose weight, and improves cognitive function, mood, blood pressure, and insulin sensitivity. The biggest health…

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Diabetes is a Silent Killer

…kidney failure, and amputations in this country, or that people with diabetes are more likely to have—and die of—a heart attack or stroke than those with normal blood sugar metabolism. Nor do they recognize that diabetes is a primary contributor to erectile dysfunction (impotence)…

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