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American Heart Association says Anxiety, Depression in Heart Disease Patients linked to increased risk of Dying

 

The findings suggest more frequent monitoring is needed for heart patients with anxiety and depression.

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Heart disease patients who have anxiety have twice the risk of dying from any cause compared to those without anxiety, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Patients with both anxiety and depression have triple the risk of dying, researchers said.

“Many studies have linked depression to an increased risk of death in heart disease patients,” said Lana Watkins, Ph.D., lead author of the study and an associate professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.  “However, anxiety hasn’t received as much attention.” «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association reports Healthy diet may help prevent recurrent Heart Attacks, Strokes

 

The benefits of eating right were in addition to those from taking preventive drugs, even in countries with varying economic levels.

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – If you have cardiovascular disease , a heart-healthy diet may help protect you from recurrent heart attacks and strokes, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

“At times, patients don’t think they need to follow a healthy diet since their medications have already lowered their blood pressure and cholesterol — that is wrong,” said Mahshid Dehghan, Ph.D., study author and a nutritionist at the Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. “Dietary modification has benefits in addition to those seen with aspirin, angiotensin modulators, lipid-lowering agents and beta blockers.”

A diet rich in vegetables and fruits with a higher ratio of fish External link to meats appeared to be more beneficial for preventing heart disease. (Photo by American Heart Association)

A diet rich in vegetables and fruits with a higher ratio of fish External link to meats appeared to be more beneficial for preventing heart disease. (Photo by American Heart Association)

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Low calorie Cranberry Juice lowers Blood Pressure in healthy adults

 

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American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – Regularly drinking low-calorie cranberry juice may help get your blood pressure under control, according to new findings presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research 2012 Scientific Sessions.

In a study that measured the effects of drinking low-calorie cranberry juice, participants drank either low-calorie juice or a placebo drink every day for eight weeks as part of a controlled diet. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association reports Sesame and rice bran oil lowers blood pressure, improves cholesterol

 

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – People who cooked with a blend of sesame and rice bran oils saw a significant drop in blood pressure and improved cholesterol levels, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research 2012 Scientific Sessions.

The researchers found cooking with a combination of these oils in a variety of ways worked nearly as well as a commonly prescribed high blood pressure medication, and that the use of the oil blend with medication yielded even more impressive results. «Read the rest of this article»

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Cost to treat Heart Disease in United States will triple by 2030

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – The cost to treat heart disease in the United States will triple by 2030, according to a policy statement published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

“Despite the successes in reducing and treating heart disease over the last half century, even if we just maintain our current rates, we will have an enormous financial burden on top of the disease itself,” said Paul Heidenreich, M.D., chair of the American Heart Association expert panel issuing the statement.

The panel estimated future medical costs based on the current rates of disease and used Census data to adjust for anticipated population shifts in age and race. The rigorous methods they devised didn’t double count costs for patients with multiple heart conditions. «Read the rest of this article»

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FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Fruta Planta Weight Loss Products

 

All Fruta Planta products being recalled by maker because it contains sibutramine

U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDAKissimmee, FL – PRock Marketing LLC is recalling all lots of Fruta Planta and Reduce Weight Fruta Planta. This is a single product marketed under two brand names. (See Fruta Planta label)

FDA testing confirmed that Fruta Planta contains sibutramine, a drug withdrawn from the market in December 2010 for safety reasons. «Read the rest of this article»

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