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Mediterranean Lifestyle May Decrease Cardiovascular Disease by Lowering Blood Triglycerides

A new review article published in the American Journal of Physiology–Endocrinology and Metabolism explores the effects of the “ingredients” of Mediterranean lifestyle as a whole on post-meal blood triglyceride levels (PPL). Consistently...
22-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Drinking Beet Juice Regularly May Lengthen Your Workouts

A clinical study finds that regular consumption of beet juice had positive cardiovascular effects on subjects during exercise and led to increased endurance. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory,...
22-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Why Does PTSD Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

A new review article finds that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) leads to overactive nerve activity, dysfunctional immune response and activation of the hormone system that controls blood pressure. These changes can ultimately increase risk of...
15-Jul-2015 12:00 AM EDT

Common Diabetes Drug Can Also Treat Liver Cirrhosis, Study Suggests

New research reports that diabetes drug metformin can treat portal hypertension--high blood pressure in the liver resulting from cirrhosis. This study adds to the growing body of evidence showing that use of metformin goes beyond treating type 2...
15-Jul-2015 12:00 AM EDT

Can Four Fish Oil Pills a Day Keep the Doctor Away? For Healthy Seniors, Perhaps

Omega-3 fish oil is a popular supplement because of its perceived cardiovascular benefits, but the scientific evidence has been conflicting. New research in Physiological Reports supports the claims for seniors, finding that healthy seniors who took...
6-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

How to Use the Good to Combat the Bad in Cardiovascular Disease

New research shows that cardiovascular disease conditions trigger pathways that protect the blood vessels. The response may be a new therapeutic strategy for cardiovascular disease. This research is highlighted as one of this month’s “best of...
1-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Brown Fat Transplant Reversed Type 1 Diabetes without Insulin in Non-Obese Diabetic Mice

Vanderbilt University researchers have found embryonic brown fat transplants reversed type 1 diabetes and restored glucose tolerance to normal in non-obese diabetic mice. The research is published in the American Journal of...
1-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Electrical Nerve Stimulation Can Reverse Spinal Cord Injury Nerve Damage in Patients

Researchers find that nerve stimulation can improve the function of peripheral nerves damaged by spinal cord injury (SCI). This technique may be a new approach to preventing long-term changes in nerve and muscle function after SCI and improving SCI...
1-Jul-2015 11:30 AM EDT

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