Tag Archives: Cardiovascular disease

Sunshine Vitamin Improves Stroke Outcome

A new study shows that low vitamin D (25-OH-D) levels are associated with larger brain “infarct” volume in patients with “ischemic” stroke.  Both words really describe the same basic condition, which is that the brain is being deprived of oxygen. … Continue reading

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It’s All In Your Genes!

As granny used to say to explain your behaviour, “It’s in your genes, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”  Well, granny was only half right. There is something you can do about it – change your lifestyle. Medical … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating in middle age… healthier aging in later age

Various studies have shown that a healthy Mediterranean diet may contribute to reduced fasting glucose concentrations and lipid levels in those at risk for diabetes, may lower the risk for cardiovascular events and stroke, and improve cognition. A new study … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diets Beat Low-Fat for CVD Prevention

In my previous blogs, I talked about the controversy surrounding long term low calorie or low carb diet. Now new evidence also brings the benefits of low fat diets into question. We actually need fat – that is, good fat … Continue reading

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