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‘Cardiovascular Disease’

Delivery of stem cells into heart muscle after heart attack may enhance cardiac repair and reverse injury

Delivering stem cell factor directly into damaged heart muscle after a heart attack may help repair and regenerate injured tissue, according to a study led by researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai presented November 18 at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014 in Chicago, IL. “Our discoveries offer insight into the power of stem cells to regenerate damaged muscle after a heart attack,” says lead study author Kenneth Fish, PhD, Director of the Cardiology Laboratory for Translational Research, Cardiovascular Research Center, Mount Sinai Heart, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In the study, Mount Sinai researchers administered stem cell factor (SCF) by gene transfer shortly after inducing heart attacks in pre-clinical models directly into damaged heart tissue to test its regenerative repair response. A novel SCF gene… Read More

7 Great Foods That Clean Arteries

There are so many reasons to celebrate food. Their ability to not just sustain life, but to improve it, is certainly high on the list, and superfoods definitely fit the bill in that regard. A relatively new name given to a select few foods, these superior sources of nourishment are chock-full of nutrients, giving our bodies everything from antioxidants to polyphenols, vitamins and minerals. Touted ‘super’ for their ability to provide a plethora of health benefits, it’s important to become aware of the ones that should be at the top of your grocery list. And if you’re looking to improve your arteries, whose health is pertinent to your overall wellbeing, then you’ll want to read on. The arteries play an important role in the body, carrying blood, rich in oxygen, from the… Read More

Why Pomegranate Juice Is ‘Roto-Rooter’ For The Arteries

Millions take toxic cholesterol and blood pressure lowering drugs that may do nothing to reduce heart disease specific mortality. Pomegranate juice, on the other hand, actually reverses underlying pathologies of the cardiovascular system that lead to bypass surgeries and heart attacks.  One of the most amazing clinical studies ever performed has been hidden away behind a pay wall for over a decade. When I first stumbled upon this clinical pearl two years ago, in the form of the publicly indexed abstract on pubmed.gov, my jaw nearly dropped. I’ve finally acquired the full version of the study and am now excited to report on its implications in greater depth to help raise awareness about the power of pomegranate to heal the body, and I believe, save millions lives from premature death from heart disease. The… Read More

Recent studies are showing dark chocolate improves artery function

Andrea Lambert Chocolate has been touted, for centuries, to have many more health benefits than health detriments due to the high polyphenol content. New research, and reviewing old research with a new viewpoint, is showing what those health benefits really are and it’s exciting! Upon studying the results, it’s clear that when dairy and sugar are added to cocoa benefits are neutralized. With all of the available evidence, including dozens of randomized controlled trials, the research is showing that arterial function was significantly improved immediately, within an hour (1). These new studies and study reviews are showing that the cocoa powder itself is the cause of these beneficial effects on reversing chronic arterial conditions like heart disease and cardiovascular conditions. Furthermore, these studies confirm that when sugar and milk are added to cacoa,… Read More

One in Three Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease is Preventable

By Dr. Mercola About one in every three deaths in the US is attributed to cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attacks and stroke. In the US, the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to heart attack. Even though the death rate from cardiovascular diseases has declined by 29 percent between 2001 and 2010, it’s still the number one cause of death in the US. According to a new report1 from the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 800,000 Americans die from cardiovascular disease annually. A quarter of these deaths—or about 200,000—could be prevented through simple lifestyle changes, and more than half (6 out of 10) of the preventable heart disease and stroke deaths happen to people under age 65. As reported… Read More