Tag Archives: Heart

Can Calcium Supplements Increase Risk Of Heart Attack?

There is growing evidence that the risk of cardiovascular events in older women, especially heart attacks, are increased by calcium supplements. Postmenopausal or older women are commonly prescribed calcium supplements to maintain bone health. They are often combined with vitamin D supplements, but it’s still not clear if the supplementation of calcium, with or without… Read More »

Heart of the Matter Documentary

Contrary to the saturated fat/cholesterol theory, the most significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) are actually insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes and the chronic inflammation associated with these conditions. The damage to interior layers of arteries that invites cholesterol-rich plaque buildup can also be induced by elevated blood sugar, smoking, stress and high blood… Read More »

Mental Ills May Put Veterans at Higher Odds for Heart Trouble

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 — Veterans who suffer from depression, anxiety, psychosis or bipolar disorder are more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or die from heart disease, a new study finds. Those who have most severe mental health problems, such as schizophrenia, are at greatest risk. Although it’s unclear how mental problems affect… Read More »