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How can vitamen e prevent heart disease?

How can vitamen e prevent heart disease?

Not obvious: Vitamin e was heavily promoted to help the heart a decade or so ago. Further studies have not borne this out and there is some indication that excess e might be problematic. Best not to overindulge your vitamin e. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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How does laughter help to prevent heart disease?

How does laughter help to prevent heart disease?

Hmm: laughter is good for you in general. No, there are no studies that show that it lowers your risk of heart disease but who cares - it's good to laugh. Heck, maybe it helps lower your BP or something. Enjoy life. ...Read more

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Must I exercise daily to prevent a heart disease?

Must I exercise daily to prevent a heart disease?

See Dr./not have to.: Exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease but you do not have to do it every day. Your heart works better, and your blood vessels and lungs are more used to exerting extra effort. Just walking can help greatly. It also improves blood pressure, another serious issue that can result in heart disease, as well as stroke.. See your doctor to be sure of how much you can/should do. ...Read more

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Why does vitamen e prevent the risk of heart disease?

I'm sorry: You can waste weeks wading through all the studies of vitamin e supplementation and the cardiac benefits that were supposed to happen. You'll probably come away concluding that outcomes were at best "disappointing." in the big prospective studies, folks randomized to take vitamin e had more heart attacks & strokes and died sooner on the average. ...Read more

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What diet will prevent the progression of heart disease?

What diet will prevent the progression of heart disease?

Avoid toxic foods : Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat to prevent heart disease and stroke?

What foods should I eat to prevent heart disease and stroke?

Walking/eating right: I recommend preventing major health problems by engaging in two activities over which most of us have control nearly every day. ...Read more