Tag: Heart

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Heart Disease Risk, Study Finds. About 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, and even drink wine with meals, a large and rigorous new study has found. Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet.

CAMPBELL'S SELECT Soup, Mediterranean Meatball w/Bowtie Pasta Soup   Tag: Heart
26 Feb 2013

Vegetarianism can reduce risk of heart disease by up to a third. The risk of hospitalisation or death from heart disease is 32% lower in vegetarians than people who eat meat and fish, according to a new study from the University of Oxford. Risk of hospitalization or death from ischemic heart disease among British vegetarians and nonvegetarians: results from the EPIC-Oxford cohort study.

Vegetarian stew   Tag: Heart
01 Feb 2013

Daily 'Dose' of Dark Chocolate Might Shield the Heart. Another study supports the antioxidant goodness of dark, but not milk, chocolate. There's more sweet news about chocolate and your health: A new study suggests that eating a bit of dark chocolate each day may cut the odds of heart attack and stroke in high-risk people. Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, antioxidant substances known to have heart protective effects. Until now, the potential benefits of dark chocolate on heart health have only been examined in short-term studies. The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of dark chocolate consumption as prevention therapy in people at high risk of cardiovascular disease: best case scenario analysis using a Markov model.

Chocolate, dark, 70-85% cacao solids   Tag: Heart
01 Jun 2012

Eating tree nut may help combat metabolic syndrome. Consumption of tree nut (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts) may lower risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, researchers suggest. Nut consumption is associated with decreased health risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome in U.S. adults.

Nuts, mixed nuts, dry roasted, with peanuts, without salt added   Tag: Heart, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome
14 Apr 2012

Garlic oil component may form treatment to protect heart. A component of garlic oil may help release protective compounds to the heart after heart attack, during cardiac surgery, or as a treatment for heart failure.

Garlic, raw   Tag: Heart
18 Nov 2011

New study links excessive amounts of vitamin D to onset of atrial fibrillation. While previous studies have linked vitamin D deficiency to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, new research at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute shows that too much vitamin D can lead to the onset of a dangerous heart condition known as atrial fibrillation. Vitamin D, which is synthesized by the body with exposure to sun, is used to regulate calcium and phosphate concentrations in the blood and is essential for growth and development, cellular health, and bone remodeling, a process where mature bone tissue is removed from the skeleton and new bone tissue is formed. In regions where sun exposure may be limited, supplemental vitamin D may be required to maintain normal blood levels. The exact amount of vitamin D to achieve normal levels is unknown and usage varies in different regions and communities, which can cause problems, say the researchers.

Milk, dry, whole, with added vitamin D   Tag: Heart
18 Nov 2011

Eating Nuts May Help Moderate Mood and Cardiac Function in Obese Patients. Scientists have found that regularly consuming nuts can have healthful effects for people suffering from obesity. A recently published study has found that a daily snack of mixed nuts increases the body’s levels of a number of key molecules, including serotonin, which regulates brain function and heart health.

Nuts, mixed nuts, dry roasted, with peanuts, without salt added   Tag: Heart
02 Nov 2011

High fruit-and-vegetable diet can overcome genetic risk for heart disease. It may be true that we're pretty well stuck with the genes we were born with. But for people carrying a common genetic signature that predisposes them to cardiovascular disease, it appears there's a way to get around their DNA. The Effect of Chromosome 9p21 Variants on Cardiovascular Disease May Be Modified by Dietary Intake: Evidence from a Case/Control and a Prospective Study.

Mixed vegetable and fruit juice drink, with added nutrients   Tag: Heart
12 Oct 2011

Baked or Broiled Fish May Cut Heart Failure Risk. Eating baked or broiled fish regularly may decrease the odds of heart failure in older women, new research suggests. But eating fried fish, even in small amounts, may have the opposite effect. Fish Intake and the Risk of Incident Heart Failure: The Women's Health Initiative.

Fish, carp, cooked, dry heat   Tag: Heart
24 May 2011

No Link Found Between Dairy Consumption and Heart Attack Risk. The saturated fat in milk and other dairy products has a bad reputation, but new research has failed to find a link between dairy intake and cardiovascular disease in a large study. Scientists hypothesize that other nutrients in dairy products have a protective effect on heart health that counteracts the effect of the fat. Biomarkers of dairy intake and the risk of heart disease.

WENDY'S, Frosty Dairy Dessert   Tag: Heart
23 May 2011

Alcohol Consumption Linked to Irregular Heartbeat. Drinking in moderation is the key to avoiding alcohol-induced heart problems, researchers say. Heavy drinking has been linked to improper heart contractions, leading to an irregular heartbeat. Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Atrial Fibrillation - A Meta-Analysis.

Alcoholic beverage, distilled, all (gin, rum, vodka, whiskey) 80 proof   Tag: Heart
16 Feb 2011

High-Fiber Diet Cuts Death Risk. Filling up on fiber -- particularly fiber from whole grains -- may reduce your risk of dying from heart disease, infections, and respiratory diseases, finds a new study. Dietary Fiber Intake and Mortality in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study.

CAMPBELL Soup Company, V8 Vegetable Juice, High Fiber V8   Tag: Heart, Lung
15 Feb 2011

Eating Fruits and Vegetables Lower Risk of Death from Heart Disease. A new large scale study, examining the diet and health of hundreds of thousands of people, has shown that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is linked to a lower risk of dying from a common form of heart disease. Although a healthy diet may correlate with other behaviors or lifestyle factors that cause the reduction in heart disease deaths, doctors say that increasing the amount of fruit and veggies we consume is essential to good health. Fruit and vegetable intake reduces risk of fatal coronary heart disease.

Babyfood, fruit and vegetable, apple and sweet potato   Tag: Heart, Cardiovascular
19 Jan 2011

Garlic Health Benefit, Research Studies and Side Effects. Garlic has been used medicinally since antiquity due of its antimicrobial, anticancer, antioxidant activities, its ability to reduce cardiovascular diseases, improve immune function, reduce blood sugar and also in improving immune function. Garlic is a member of the same group of plants as the onion. The bulb is the part used for consuming or as medicine. Epidemiological as well as laboratory studies have shown that garlic and onion consumption reduces certain cancer incidences in the stomach, colon, mammary, cervical, and other sites. See also: Garlic [Herbs at a Glance] .

Garlic, raw   Tag: Heart, Cardiovascular, Cancer
15 Nov 2010

Why Chocolate Protects Against Heart Disease. Numerous studies have shown that cocoa has a protective effect against cardiovascular diseases. The reason for this has now been uncovered by researchers at Linköping University in Sweden. When a group of volunteers devoured a good-sized piece of dark chocolate, it inhibited an enzyme in their bodies that is known to raise blood pressure. Effects of Cocoa Extract and Dark Chocolate on Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme and Nitric Oxide in Human Endothelial Cells and Healthy Volunteers.

Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids   Tag: Heart, Cardiovascular
11 Nov 2010

Adding Omega-3 to Margarine Doesn't Help Heart. Margarine fortified with omega-3 fatty acids does not appear to protect older men and women who have survived a heart attack from having another heart attack or other cardiac event. n–3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Events after Myocardial Infarction.

Margarine-like spread, SMART BALANCE Omega Plus Spread (with plant sterols & fish oil)   Tag: Heart
04 Sep 2010

Moderate Dark Chocolate Consumption Linked to Lower Heart Failure Risk. According to a study, middle-aged and elderly Swedish women who regularly ate a small amount of chocolate had lower risks of heart failure risks. The nine-year study, conducted among 31,823 middle-aged and elderly Swedish women, looked at the relationship of the amount of high-quality chocolate the women ate, compared to their risk for heart failure. The quality of chocolate consumed by the women had a higher density cocoa content somewhat like dark chocolate by American standards. Chocolate Intake and Incidence of Heart Failure: A Population-Based, Prospective Study of Middle-Aged and Elderly Women.

Chocolate, dark, 70-85% cacao solids   Tag: Heart
20 Aug 2010

Red Meat May Boost Women's Heart Disease Risk. Women who eat a lot of red meat may be increasing their risk of developing heart disease, Harvard researchers report. Substituting fish, poultry, low-fat dairy and nuts for red meat can significantly reduce that risk, however, the study authors suggest. Major Dietary Protein Sources and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Women.

Beef, short loin, t-bone steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, select, raw   Tag: Heart
20 Aug 2010

Chocolate May Cut Heart Failure Risk. Chocolate may be loaded with calories, but it also may be good for your heart if it's eaten in moderation and is also of high quality, new research suggests. Chocolate Intake and Incidence of Heart Failure: A Population-Based, Prospective Study of Middle-Aged and Elderly Women.

Candies, MR. GOODBAR Chocolate Bar   Tag: Heart
20 Aug 2010

Modest tea and coffee consumption cuts coronary heart disease risk. The latest look at the effects of tea and coffee consumption on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality suggests that moderate intake of either reduces coronary heart disease risk but has little effect on stroke and no effect on all-cause mortality. Tea, however, does seem to reduce coronary heart disease deaths. Tea and Coffee Consumption and Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality.

Tea, instant, unsweetened, powder, prepared   Tag: Heart
21 Jun 2010

Mediterranean Diet Helps Existing Heart Disease, Too. Eating a Mediterranean-style diet can help heart patients stay healthy, new research from Greece shows. This eating pattern, which includes lots of fruits and vegetables, nuts, vegetable oils, low-fat dairy products, legumes, whole grains, and fish, has been shown to help shield people from heart disease and may also ward off certain cancers, Dr. Christina Chrysohoou of the University of Athens and her colleagues note in their report.

CAMPBELL Soup Company, CAMPBELL'S SELECT Soup, Mediterranean Meatball w/Bowtie Pasta Soup   Tag: Heart
08 Jun 2010

Processed Meat Linked to Heart, Diabetes Risks. Study Compares Diabetes and Heart Risks of Processed and Unprocessed Meat. A new study shows eating processed red meat -- such as hot dogs, bacon, sausage, and cold cuts -- is linked to increased risks of heart disease and diabetes. Eating unprocessed beef, pork, or lamb, on the other hand, was not linked to a higher risk for heart disease and diabetes.

OSCAR MAYER, Wieners (pork, turkey)   Tag: Heart, Diabetes
18 May 2010

Bran Reduces Heart Disease Deaths. Eating bran-rich whole grains is associated with a lower risk of death and death from cardiovascular causes in women with diabetes, a new study finds. Check out more than 400 bran products in our grocery store. See also: Whole-grain, bran, and cereal fiber intakes and markers of systemic inflammation in diabetic women.

Rice bran, crude   Tag: Heart
11 May 2010

Eating Nuts Daily Lowers Cholesterol. Eating nuts on a daily basis improves blood cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, a new study says. We have more than 14k different nut products to choose from. Nuts, blood lipids and cardiovascular disease.


Nuts, beechnuts, dried   Tag: Heart
11 May 2010

Walnuts & Heart Disease. Supportive but not conclusive research shows that eating 1.5 ounces per day of walnuts, as part of a low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet and not resulting in increased caloric intake, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

Nuts, walnuts, english   Tag: Heart
28 Mar 2010

Coffee May Cut Risk of Heart Rhythm Problems. Study Shows Possible Heart Benefits From Moderate Drinking of Caffeinated Coffee. People with disturbances in their heart rhythms are often advised to avoid caffeinated coffee, but a new study shows that moderate coffee drinking actually reduces the risk of being hospitalized for heart rhythm problems.

Coffee, instant, regular, powder   Tag: Heart
28 Mar 2010

 


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