Mitochondrial Therapy in Complicated Pregnancies Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Issues in Offspring

Babies that experience low oxygen levels in the womb due to pregnancy complications often go on to develop heart disease in adulthood. A study using sheep has discovered that mitochondrial therapy with a specialized patented CoQ10 supplement antioxidant (MitoQ) may reduce the risks of heart disease, according to the journalRead …

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What Does an “Almost Vegetarian” Diet do to Blood Pressure?

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Researchers at University of Warwick posed this question and found that consuming a plant-based diet can lower blood pressure even if small amounts of meat and dairy are consumed too. Published online by a team from Warwick Medical School in the Journal of Hypertension, they argue that any effort toRead …

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Discovery: Caper Berry’s Quercetin Activates KCNQ Potassium Channel

For many years now, Amanda Archibald, RD, culinary genomics expert and author of The Genomic Kitchen, puts the caper berries at the top of her superfood list because of high levels of quercetin. It is well known that quercetin has been shown to decrease decrease the transcriptional activity of theRead …

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COVID-19 Can Cause Serious Cardiovascular Issues

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Emergency room doctors want physicians to know that COVID-19 can cause serious cardiovascular complications including heart failure, heart attacks and blood clots that can lead to strokes. In this study, published in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, emergency medicine doctors also caution that COVID-19 treatments can interact with medicinesRead …

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Part II: The French Paradox, Microbiota–Gut–Brain Axis–Heart Shunt, Prosaic Foods and the Brain–Heart Connection in AD

In second of a two-part series on the French Paradox, researchers researchers explore the concept of a heart shunt within the microbiota-gut-brain axis and underscore the close association between brain and heart health. The so-called French Paradox offers clues for understanding neurodegenerative and cerebrovascular such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). ReadRead …

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The Microbiota–Gut–Brain Axis Heart Shunt Part I: The French Paradox, Heart Disease and the Microbiota

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“Part I, of a two-part series published in Microorganisms of concept papers, on the French Paradox, heart disease and the microbiota focuses on novel findings involving nutrition, biochemistry, microbiology and metabolism to suggest a heart shunt, as occurs when two organ systems are coupled and in this case within theRead …

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Protein Intake in Women Could Reduce Risk of AFib in Women

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Women who ate slightly more than the recommended daily amount of protein were significantly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation (AFib), a dangerous heart rhythm disorder that can lead to stroke and heart failure, when compared with those who consumed less protein, according to research being presented at the AmericanRead …

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