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January 03, 2006

L-Arginine May Harm Heart Patients

Heart attack patients should avoid the dietary supplement L-arginine based on a study that was scuttled after six volunteers taking the over-the-counter supplement died, researchers said on Tuesday.

The study of 153 people who had had heart attacks and continued to have symptoms of heart disease found no benefit from taking the supplement sometimes advertised as having the potential to reduce vascular stiffness. (MSNBC)

May 09, 2005

Garlic Supplements and the Heart

Garlic supplements can dramatically reduce the build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries, according to German researchers. In laboratory tests, the formation of early deposits, or "nanoplaques", was cut by up to 40 per cent. (IOL Medical)

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March 15, 2005

Vitamin E and Heart Risks

A new study has found that large doses of vitamin E do not protect against heart attacks and cancer and may raise the risk of heart failure in people with diabetes or clogged arteries.

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November 01, 2004

Olive Oil for Heart Health, Body Fat Location Predicts Heart Attack

"The monounsaturated fat in olive oil may reduce the chances of suffering coronary heart disease, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday, opening the door to revised food labels."

"The location of body fat helps predict heart attack risk for elderly women, as opposed to total body fat."

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September 05, 2004

Clinton's Age and Eating Habits, Top Heart Attack Risk Factors

Bill Clinton is a man close to 60, with a longtime love of junk food. Needing bypass surgery suggests that the former president's disease is relatively extensive.

"One of the world's widest studies into heart attacks has identified nine risk factors that account for nine out of 10 of all cardiac arrests, with cholesterol, smoking and stress topping the table."

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