James L. Vacek, Subba Reddy Vanga, Mathew Good, Sue Min Lai, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, Patricia A. Howard “Vitamin D Deficiency and Supplementation and Relation to Cardiovascular Health.” American Journal of Cardiology Vol. 109, Issue 3, Pages 359-363.
Vitamin D supplements may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and also reduce the risk of all-cause mortality.
The length of telomeres, sections of DNA that cap the ends of chromosomes, may associate with the risk of cardiovascular death or heart attack.
World Health Organization official urges that health be taken into account in climate change mitigation strategies.
Women ages 65 and older with retinopathy may be more likely to experience cognitive decline and related vascular changes in the brain.
Abundant in polyphenol antioxidants, extracts of wild blackberries may help to protect brain cells from oxidative stress.
Not getting enough sleep may lead to weight gain.
Stroke survivors who like art enjoy a significantly higher quality of life and recover better from their stroke.
Whereas red meat may increase total, cardiovascular, and cancer death risks, appropriate substitutions may lower those same risks.
Large-scale study warns that men who drink a 12-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage a day put themselves at 20% increased risk of heart disease.
Not only may a diet that includes whole grains help to facilitate weight loss, but it may aid in reducing body fat and improving cholesterol levels as well.
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Nitric oxide (NO) is an important molecule that helps maintain the contractility and health of vascular smooth muscle cells. A number of previous studies have linked vascular pathology to a decreased level of NO. It is speculated that approaches that increase the availability of NO could help protect vascular health.
NO is synthesized from arginine by an enzyme called nitric oxide synthase (NOS). Brian Zuckerbraun, from the University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, USA), and colleagues, studied a lab animal model of vascular injury.