Atherosclerosis

Four Ways to Reduce Stroke Risk

…most significant risk factor for stroke. That’s because chronically elevated blood pressure weakens blood vessels and contributes to atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries). This in turn increases the risk of a blood clot disrupting flow to the brain—in other words, a stroke. Here…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Benefits of B Vitamins

…cardiovascular disease. Excess homocysteine spills out of the cells and into the bloodstream, where it damages the arteries, setting the stage for atherosclerosis (the buildup of plaque in the arteries). According to Harvard researchers, a high blood level of homocysteine more than triples the risk…

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Should You Have an Angiogram?

…illuminates the arteries detects blockages as a series of lumps or bumps that are interpreted as prime offenders in heart disease. However, atherosclerosis is generally diffuse, with smooth and symmetrical layers of buildup as well as random projections into the opening of the artery. Since an…

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Insulin: A Little-Known Cause of High Blood Pressure

…endothelial cells lining the arteries. Insulin also has growth factor–like activity that thickens blood vessels and increases risk of atherosclerosis. Since diabetics are already at dramatically increased risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, the last thing they need is a…

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Surprising Connection Between Insulin and Hypertension

…of the endothelial cells lining the arteries. It also has growth factor–like activity that thickens blood vessels and increases risk of atherosclerosis. Since people living with diabetes are already at dramatically increased risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, the last thing they…

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Vitamin E Benefits for Diabetes and Heart Health

…shown that high doses of supplemental vitamin E may even reverse damage to nerves caused by diabetes and protect against diabetic cataracts and atherosclerosis. Research Proves Vitamin E Benefits Additional research suggests that approximately 40 percent of people with diabetes have a gene variation…

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Antioxidants Are Key When Managing Diabetes

…shown that high doses of supplemental vitamin E may even reverse damage to nerves caused by diabetes and protect against diabetic cataracts and atherosclerosis. Supplementation with both of these antioxidants is associated with a reduced risk of diabetic retinopathy. If you are living with diabetes,…

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Manage Diabetes With Vitamin D and Vitamin E

…that high doses of supplemental vitamin E may even reverse damage to nerves caused by diabetes and protect against diabetic cataracts and atherosclerosis. Additionally, research suggests that approximately 40 percent of people living with diabetes have a gene variation (haptoglobin (Hp) 2-2 gene)…

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Supplements for Erectile Dysfunction

…dysfunction, as a circulatory disease, but in most cases that is exactly what it is. The greatest risk factors for erectile dysfunction are age, atherosclerosis, smoking, diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol—and every single one of them is associated with impairments in blood flow and…

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How To Maintain Natural Prostate Health

I know there are many health topics most men aren't comfortable talking about. They'd rather suffer in silence, pretending everything's fine--even if it's not. Since this Sunday is Father's Day, I thought I would dedicate today's blog post, and Friday's, to talking about…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

…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 E helps alleviate…

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Improve Your Health With Amino Acid Supplements

…and causes the arteries to dilate, increasing blood flow and lowering blood pressure. Plus, it reduces inflammation, a primary cause of atherosclerosis. And if that’s not enough, it protects against free radical damage, while also blocking the adhesion of white blood cells to the arterial…

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