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Ibuprofen Cancels Heart Benefit of Aspirin
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
When low-dose aspirin is taken for cardiovascular risk reduction and ibuprofen for the pain of osteoarthritis, the heart is the loser, found investigators.

Long-Term Aspirin Use Associated with Reduced Risk of Dying in Women
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Women who take low to moderate doses of aspirin have a reduced risk of death from any cause, and especially heart disease-related deaths, according to a new report.

Omega-3 EPA Linked to Heart Disease Protection
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
People with high cholesterol levels and taking statins reduced their frequency of major cardiac events by about 20 per cent when supplemented with the omega-3 of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), researchers have reported.

Can Tight Glucose Control Increase Mortality in Critically Ill Patients?
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
The study showed that "intensively lowering blood glucose to a target of 81 to 108 mg/dL does not benefit critically ill patients and may well increase their risk of…

Heart Bypass Surgery Vs. Angioplasty Depends on Age, Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
What type of life-saving heart operation you should undergo — bypass surgery or angioplasty — largely depends on your age and whether you have diabetes, according to the largest-ever assessment of the two rival procedures. Stanford University researchers found significantly lower death rates among patients….

Diabetes Ups Aspirin Resistance- More May Be Needed
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2007
Aspirin resistance is more common among diabetics patients than nondiabetics, potentially requiring higher doses then Low-Dose asprin for adequate protection against a heart attack, researchers said.
Resistance to low-dose aspirin recommended for cardioprotection was found among 13% to 37% of patients with diabetes but only 3% to 14% of nondiabetic patients with a history of coronary artery disease.

More Diabetes, More Heart Disease: Study
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2007
Two-thirds of diabetics will die from heart attack or stroke, researchers warn. Yet, just 30 minutes of physical activity reduced the risk by 58%!

Glucose Level Predicts Hospitalization for Congestive Heart Failure
Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2007
In diabetic patients at risk for congestive heart failure (CHF), fasting plasma glucose level is an independent predictor for hospitalization, according to the results of a study.

Bowl of Wholegrain Cereal Daily Reduces Risk of Heart Failure by 27%
Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2007
"The Physicians' Health Study shows that even in a population with overall healthy behavior, it is possible to see less heart failure in those who eat a wholegrain cereal breakfast."

Diabetes Risk Factors Develop Earlier in Women
Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2007
The "diabetes clock" may start ticking in women years in advance of a medical diagnosis of the disease, new research has shown.

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