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June 25, 2005

Dark Chocolate Healthy for Arteries

Eating dark chocolate may have a protective effect on the cardiovascular system in healthy people, the results of a new study suggest. (Reuters)

Posted by news editor at 10:07 AM

June 20, 2005

C-Reactive Protein and Heart Disease Risk

As cholesterol builds up on artery walls, blood vessels shrink and blood pressure goes up. Now, there's a new test to help predict dangerous ruptures in those clogged arteries -- ruptures that can lead to heart attack or stroke. The cheap, easy blood test measures circulating levels of an inflammation-linked compound called C-reactive protein (CRP), and it's becoming increasingly popular in doctor's offices nationwide. (HealthDay News)

Posted by news editor at 01:16 PM

June 18, 2005

Blood Test for Stroke Risk

A blood test already used to help screen for heart problems won U.S. approval to help predict a patient’s risk for stroke, officials for the firm that makes it said Friday. (Reuters)

Posted by news editor at 09:13 AM