Protein predictor of heart disease and kidney disease, caused by high blood pressure.

A study by the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic has revealed that “Troponin” is a predictor for end-stage renal disease and all-cause death. High blood pressure, is a common cardiovascular disease in the U.S., and more than 40 percent of the population will have some form of disease, including hypertension by 2030. End-stage renal disease or end-stage kidney failure often is associated with hypertension and affects approximately 600,000 people at a cost of nearly $50 billion annually.

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Sodium consumption causes 1.6 million deaths per year.

salt-300x118-150x118.pngA study analyzing across 187 countries found that high intake, of more than 2,000 mg per day, caused 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year. The study was published in the New and reveals the extent of the damage that high (salt) intake can cause to the . Continue reading “Sodium consumption causes 1.6 million deaths per year.”

Excessive alcohol use causes 88,000 deaths per year.

alcoholA new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention published in Preventing Chronic Disease specifies that alcohol accounts for one in 10 deaths among working age adults and that excessive alcohol use leads to approximately 88,000 deaths per year from 2006-2010. Continue reading “Excessive alcohol use causes 88,000 deaths per year.”

Almonds reduce the risk of heart disease and lower blood pressure.

almondsA new study published by Aston University in Britain has determined that almonds can reduce the of heart disease by maintaining the of blood vessels. They significantly assist in lowering blood pressure and improve blood flow. Continue reading “Almonds reduce the risk of heart disease and lower blood pressure.”

Pistachios reduce ravages of stress.

 

pist-150x150Penn State Researchers confirm that pistachios may reduce the body’s response to everyday stress. The study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association and investigated the body’s response to two daily servings of pistachios. Continue reading “Pistachios reduce ravages of stress.”

Exercise reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, only half of U.S. adults meet the federally recommended guidelines

heart5A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology from the ACC Sports and Exercise Cardiology Leadership Council has demonstrated that only half of U.S adults meet the federally recommended exercise guidelines. Continue reading “Exercise reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, only half of U.S. adults meet the federally recommended guidelines”