Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Gum Health Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Prostate...

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder that causes gum tissues to pull away from the teeth, allowing bacteria to accumulate and trigger an inflammatory reaction that leads to the loss of bone tissues and teeth.

New Hope for Stroke Recovery: Mechanism for Repairing Damaged Brain Cells...

A previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new nerve cells after a stroke has been discovered at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet...

Traditional Chinese Herbs For Arthritis

Arthritis is a generic term for more than 100 different disorders, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and fibromyalgia. Osteoarthritis, or wear-and-tear arthritis, is the most prevalent and disabling of all chronic conditions, affecting approximately 80 percent of all U.S. adults over 65.

Too Much Vitamin D Linked to Strokes and Heart Attack

The level of vitamin D in our blood should neither be too high nor to low. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen are the...

Egg Consumption Shown to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease

Contrary to years of misinformation about eggs raising blood cholesterol levels and increasing risk for cardiovascular disease, people who consume an egg a day...

Stressed Proteins Can Cause Blood Clots For Hours

New research from Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) has revealed how stresses of flow in the small blood vessels of the heart and brain could cause a common protein to change shape and form dangerous blood clots. The scientists were surprised to find that the proteins could remain in the dangerous, clot-initiating shape for up to five hours before returning to their normal, healthy shape.

Bananas Aren’t Best Source of Potassium For Reducing Stroke Risk

Until middle age, women tend to have lower stroke risks than men. But then menopause happens, and a swirling mix of hormones changes everything....

Mummy CT Scans Show Preindustrial Hunter Gatherers Had Clogged Arteries

Like nearly 4.6 million Americans, ancient hunter-gatherers also suffered from clogged arteries, revealing that the plaque build-up causing blood clots, heart attacks and strokes is not just a result of fatty diets or couch potato habits, according to new research in the journal The Lancet.

Nuisance Or Nutrient? Kudzu Shows Promise As A Dietary Supplement

Kudzu, the nuisance vine that has overgrown almost 10 million acres in the southeastern United States, may sprout into a dietary supplement. Scientists in Alabama and Iowa are reporting the first evidence that root extracts from kudzu show promise as a dietary supplement for a high-risk condition — the metabolic syndrome — that affects almost ...

Every Single Junk Food Meal Damages Your Arteries, New Study Reveals

A single junk food meal -- composed mainly of saturated fat -- is detrimental to the health of the arteries, while no damage occurs after consuming a Mediterranean meal rich in good fats such as mono-and polyunsaturated fatty acids, according to researchers at the University of Montreal-affiliated ÉPIC Center of the Montreal Heart Institute. The Mediterranean meal may even have a positive effect on the arteries.

Significantly Higher Risk of Stroke in Young Adults with Insomnia

The risk of stroke may be much higher in people with insomnia compared to those who don't have trouble sleeping, according to new research...

Soda Consumption Increases Overall Stroke Risk

Researchers from Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Institute and Harvard University have found that greater consumption of sugar-sweetened and low-calorie sodas is associated with a higher risk of stroke. Conversely, consumption of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee was associated with a lower risk.