• Coenzyme Q10 remarkably improves function in the arteries of the heart in coronary heart disease patients

    Jul 31, 2007
    Coronary heart disease (CHD) which is also known as coronary artery disease the arteries inside the heart become clogged and narrowed. It causes heart attacks, sudden cardiac death (or a heart seizure), heart failure, and unstable angina. CHD is the leading cause of death in America for both men and women.
  • Heart disease increases the risk of blood vessel disease in the brain

    Jul 30, 2007
    Psychosomatic Medicine. An increased intake of fish oils over vegetable oils helps reduce inflammation in various tissues and organs> The new study adds to a large body of existing research showing improved control of inflammation and the ability to protect cells and organs from inflammatory damage. Scientists at the University of Michigan added various ratios of fish oils and vegetable oils to cultured human cells.
  • Having a low level of Vitamin D accounts for about 50% of all cases of high blood pressure in African Americans

    Jul 27, 2007
    Researchers from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, note that populations with a poor level of vitamin D such as seen in African Americans, have increased blood pressure compared to lighter skinned people. The analysis was restricted to 12,644 in the USA. African Americans had lower vitamin D levels on average than Mexican Americans who had lower levels than white Americans.
  • Hepatitis C virus infection strongly linked to developing diabetes

    Jul 26, 2007
    In this Chinese study 4,958 people at least 40 years of age without diabetes were followed for 7 years. Those with hepatitis C infection had a big jump in the risk of developing diabetes and the incidence of diabetes was 70% higher in these patients. Hepatitis B did not increase the risk.
  • Ultrasound gives proof that GliSODin protects the walls of arteries

    Jul 24, 2007
    French researchers used a high definition ultrasound to evaluate the level of plaque on the walls of the carotid arteries. These arteries are critical and supply the head and brain with blood and oxygen. The patients enrolled in the study were high risk for developing cardiovascular disease; they smoked, or were obese, and had high blood pressure.