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Emerging heart disease risk

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Among cardiologists, there has been a lot of talk lately about a substance produced in the body called homocysteine and its relationship to the development of deadly heart diseases.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Nutritionists take a stand on heart care

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Several risk factors have been linked to heart diseases, but one that we can have most control of is nutrition. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) revealed how cholesterol, found in all animal-based food products (such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, cheese and yoghurt), has a specific role in heart disease. According to PCRM, choosing lean cuts of meat supposedly to avoid cholesterol is a myth; much of the cholesterol is, in fact, in the lean portion.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

These 2 culprits will make your heart go ‘achy-breaky’

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HEART disease can occur even at an early age. A meat-based diet (beef, pork, chicken, egg, dairy), smoking and a sedentary lifestyle can hasten the process.

Yes, that famous song that has the singer wishing he had “two hearts” is all just wishful singing. The harsh reality is that we only have one heart, and the more frightening reality is that a lot of things out there would want to break it one way or another.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Heart problem in elderly patients up at annual meet

Cardiovascular disease does not have to be part of growing older. While aging does put the elderly at greater risk for health conditions such as coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, rheumatic heart disease and high blood pressure (hypertension), many adults 60 years old and above can be healthy and active well into their advancing [...]

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Avoid Christmas ‘coronary,’ New Year ‘heart attack’

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Health advocates and plant-based nutritionists call the holiday season binges as the “Merry Christmas coronary” and “Happy New Year heart attack” because the combination of eating cholesterol-rich foods, excessive imbibing of alcoholic beverages, and all-night partying (lack of proper sleep) have become the routine from December to January.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Holiday heart syndrome and diabetes

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The cool breeze gently reminds us that the Christmas season has started. Many families, companies and organizations are foregoing their Christmas parties in light of the dire situation in Tacloban and other typhoon-ravaged areas in the country. The saved funds are instead to be donated to help in the relief operations in these places.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Growing number of young patients alarms heart docs

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No one wants to have an angioplasty or a bypass surgery performed on him or her at the prime of life. But in the Philippines, like in many countries, this has become a disheartening reality.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

New study directly links heart disease to animal products

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HEART disease can occur even at an early age. A meat-based diet (beef, pork, chicken, egg, dairy), smoking and a sedentary lifestyle can hasten the process.

Call it the revenge of the slaughtered. A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that a byproduct of dietary choline, a component abundantly present in animal products, can lead to greater risk of heart attack, stroke and death in humans.

Posted: May 3rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Free heart lecture series for busy people

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Teaching Filipinos about the benefits of practicing a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge. Just ask Dr. Adolfo Bellosillo, president and founder of the Foundation for Lay Education on Heart Diseases (FLEHD), who had to conceive a novel way of holding his organization’s free public lectures.

Posted: April 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Eat veggies when dealing with ‘horrible’ bosses

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PLANTS versus the toxic ‘bosing’ Photo by Tessa R. Salazar

Before saying goodbye to the month of hearts, here’s a friendly reminder to all stressed-out employees: Save your heart from a “horrible boss” and other serious life stresses, by loading up on your veggies.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

This season of merriment hazardous to our heart

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THE FILIPINOS celebrate the longest Christmas season in the world, beginning as early as September and extending until January of the following year. Because of this interesting fact, we are also looking at the longest period when the country may experience the most number of heart attack cases.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Singing lectures for a healthier heart

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This weekend a small group of Filipino performing artists will fly to northern Italy to conduct a series of musical shows that the Italian audience will surely find unique.

Posted: September 16th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

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