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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 »

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