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November 18, 2005

Decaf Coffee May Raise Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Decaffeinated coffee may boost certain risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

In a study reported Wednesday at the American Heart Association's annual meeting in Dallas, decaffeinated coffee raised LDL -- or "bad" -- cholesterol, possibly by increasing levels of a blood fat called apolipoprotein B. (Forbes.com)

November 04, 2005

Waist-Hip Ratio Better Measure for Heart Attack Risk

Checking a person's hip-to-waist ratio, not their body mass index (BMI), is the best obesity measure for assessing heart attack risk, according to an international study in this week's issue of The Lancet medical journal. (Forbes.com)

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November 03, 2005

Shortness of Breath Could Indicate Heart Disease

Even people without any other cardiac symptoms were up to four times more likely to die of heart problems in the next few years if they had shortness of breath, a study of nearly 18,000 people suggests. (MSNBC)

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September 17, 2005

Dick Cheney Will Have Surgery for Aneuryism

Vice President Cheney will undergo surgery next week to repair a weakness in a blood vessel behind his right knee, his spokesman confirmed on Friday. (NYTimes)

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May 12, 2005

Test Predicts Risk of Sudden Heart Death

Scientists in France think they’ve figured out how to predict which people are at risk of dropping dead suddenly from a heart attack. They found that those whose hearts beat too fast during rest and too sluggishly during exercise have a higher chance of sudden cardiac death. (AP)

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