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Access to Healthy Foods Limited In Poor Neighborhoods

Wealthier neighborhoods have more than three times as many supermarkets as poor neighborhoods, limiting access for many people to the basic elements of a healthy diet, according to a new study.

Mayo Clinic Researchers Report Diabetic Women Less Likely to Undergo Mammograms

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that women with diabetes were significantly less likely to undergo screening for breast cancer by mammography than patients in a control group.

Cardiac Stress Tests May Indicate If Blockages Will Recur After Angioplasty With Stent Implant

A nuclear cardiac stress test administered shortly after a coronary angioplasty with stent implantation may give important clues to whether the procedure was successful or whether the patient will require more procedures.

Ibuprofen Blocks Aspirin’s Ability To Protect Against Heart Attacks

The ibuprofen that you take to ease arthritis pain can counteract the aspirin that you take to protect your heart, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

High Blood Triglycerides Are Independent Risk Factor For Stroke

For the first time, researchers have shown that high triglycerides – a type of blood fat – are a strong independent predictor of a person’s risk for stroke.

Two New Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure

Researchers continue to develop treatments for this condition, in which the heart cannot adequately pump blood around the body, causing fluid to seep into the lungs and hinder breathing. Two of these treatments - a drug injection and a new type of pacemaker -recently were approved by the FDA.

Ohio State Scientists Bake Heart Healthy Soy Bread

A team of scientists at The Ohio State University has somethin' in the oven: the first soy bread that's both good for your heart and easy on the taste buds, too.

Managing High Blood Pressure In Type 2 Diabetes Sufferers Could Save Lives

High blood pressure has been known to be a bad companion of diabetes for many years. New papers offer clinicians some effective treatment options for diabetes sufferers with high blood pressure.

Unique Study to Begin Examination of Whether Treating Periodontal Disease Cuts Heart Disease

Mounting scientific evidence has suggested that a significant link exists between heart and gum disease.

World’s Largest Cholesterol-Lowering Trial Reveals Massive Benefits for High-Risk Patients

Around a third of all heart attacks and strokes can be avoided in people at risk of vascular disease by using statin drugs to lower blood cholesterol levels – irrespective of the person’s age or sex, and even if their cholesterol levels do not seem high.

Short Legs Associated With Precursor of Diabetes and Heart Disease

Short-legged men have an increased risk of heart disease and a condition that leads to diabetes, insulin resistance syndrome, shows research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Nearly Two-thirds of GPs are Unaware that Insulin Resistance, a Fundamental Cause of Type...

While GPs’ understanding of the definition of insulin resistance is excellent (85% know it is the inability of the body to respond to its own insulin), the number of patients that it affects is being greatly underestimated.

Nurses Health Study Links Dietary Glycemic Load with Cardiovascular Risk Factors

A study by Liu et al. strengthens the evidence that glycemic load, a measure of carbohydrate intake, can predict cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, especially in those who are insulin resistant.

Do Eggs Have a Lipid That Lowers Cholesterol Absorption?

Nutrition researchers at Kansas State University have published the first evidence that the absorption of cholesterol is reduced by another compound in the egg, a lecithin.

Study Finds Colesevelam Effective in Reducing LDL Cholesterol

Colesevelam hydrochloride appears to be an effective lipid-lowering agent that significantly reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, according to a study published in the October issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Estrogen Doesn’t Prevent Second Strokes: Protective Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy Challenged

Estrogen hormone replacement therapy does not reduce the risk of stroke or death in postmenopausal women who have already had a stroke or a transient ischemic attack, according to a report.

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