Tag Archives: stroke prevention

Red meat consumption linked to an increased risk of stroke

Reuters reports that, according to a study published online in Stroke, red meat consumption may be linked to an increased risk of stroke.

Posted in Heart Health, Nutritional Health | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Red meat consumption linked to an increased risk of stroke

Diets rich in antioxidants linked to reduced stroke risk

HealthDay reports, “Diets rich in antioxidants from fruits, vegetables and whole grains appear to lower a woman’s odds for a stroke, even if she has a prior history of heart disease,” according to a study published in the journal Stroke.

Posted in Nutritional Health, Woman's Health | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Diets rich in antioxidants linked to reduced stroke risk

Vitamin E can be harmful

You may be hearing that vitamin E increases the risk of prostate cancer. This was a surprise to many doctors, but is actually based upon reliable evidence.

Posted in Alternative Medicine, Cancer, Heart Health, Nutritional Health | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Vitamin E can be harmful

Chocolate reduces stroke risk

After so many recent blogs with negative news about your health risks, I thought you’d enjoy a positive one … chocolate reduces stroke risk!

Posted in Heart Health, Mental Health, Nutritional Health | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Chocolate reduces stroke risk

Fish consumption linked to reduced risk of stroke

According to a study published in the journal Stroke, individuals who consume fish on a few occasions weekly may face a lower risk of suffering a stroke compared to people who eat little fish or do not eat it at … Continue reading

Posted in General Health, Nutritional Health | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Fish consumption linked to reduced risk of stroke

Cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

I’m surprised how many of my patients are NOT aware of the potential cardiovascular risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or naproxen (Aleve). If you’re in their camp, don’t miss this report:

Posted in Heart Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Formula for Good Health = 0, 5, 10, 30, 150

An easy-to-remember formula for good health (0, 5, 10, 30, 150) is proposed in a wonderful editorial in American Family Physician titled “Preventive Health: Time for Change.” The author suggests this formula to physicians to “help patients achieve healthy lifestyle … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Children's Health, General Health, Heart Health, Medical Economics, Men's Health, Nutritional Health, Woman's Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Formula for Good Health = 0, 5, 10, 30, 150

Consuming one serving of chocolate every week may reduce stroke risk

Just in time for your Valentine’s weekend, a new report indicating that chocolate may both cut your risk of a stroke and reduce the risk of death after a stroke. And, the effect may only require one small serving of … Continue reading

Posted in General Health, Heart Health, Nutritional Health | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

New research questions low-dose aspirin prevent heart attacks and strokes

BBC News reports that “low-dose aspirin should NOT routinely be used to prevent heart attacks and strokes,” according to research published in the Lancet.  So, if you are on a daily aspirin for primary prevention of a heart attack or … Continue reading

Posted in Heart Health, Men's Health | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

FDA Approves Triple-Drug Antihypertensive Polypill – Should you consider a polypill?

Hidden behind all of the Swine flu news stories is this one – which I feel is significantly more important when it comes to public health. The FDA just gave its official thumbs-up to an antihypertensive polypill. Could this pave … Continue reading

Posted in Heart Health, Woman's Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on FDA Approves Triple-Drug Antihypertensive Polypill – Should you consider a polypill?

Doctor Urges Caution in Interpreting New Findings on Cholesterol Drug

On March 31, 2008, pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca trumpeted the early closing of its so-called JUIPITER trial of a cholesterol-lowering drug (statin), Crestor. The results after only two years yielded “unequivocal evidence” of the drug’s effectiveness, the trial concluded, and the … Continue reading

Posted in Health Headlines, Heart Health, Medical Economics | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Inexpensive blood test identifies people with a normal cholesterol at risk for heart attack, stroke – and a statin medicine may save lives and change preventive medicine

Whew! This is long title describing the remarkable results of a study, just announced at the American Heart Association’s meeting in New Orleans, which showed that AstraZeneca’s cholesterol fighting Crestor (rosuvastatin) slashed deaths, heart attacks, strokes, and artery-clearing procedures in … Continue reading

Posted in General Health, Health Headlines, Heart Health, Men's Health, Woman's Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment