How to improve endothelial function?

How to improve endothelial function?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
Easy way to improve endothelial function which affects cardiovascular risk.     Endothelial function is an independent predictor of cardiovascular risk. The endothelium is the inner layer of the blood vessels. One way of evaluating endothelial function is by measuring flow-mediated dilation which relates to the artery's ability to open...
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The neurovascular system, oxidative stress and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. What can you do to protect yourself?

  It is very important to have a good blood supply to every tissue in the body.  All tissues, but especially the brain, depending on the good blood supply to function properly. This is most important for the brain because it has a very high energy demand. Neurons, glial cells,...
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Can being exposed to heat help your memory, and reduce your risk for Alzheimeras disease?

  If you follow us regularly you saw that the stress of high heat as in sauna use provided protection against cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease and memory disorders share some of the same risk factors. Does that mean sauna use would provide some protection from Alzheimer's disease as well? The...
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Is fat from dairy like butter and cheese decreasing or increasing cardiovascular risk?

Is fat from dairy like butter and cheese decreasing or increasing cardiovascular risk?

 Fat from butter and cheese is mainly saturated fat. We used to be warned about saturated fat and it was recommended to reduce the intake of saturated fat because it increased the risk of cardiovascular disease. Now many are recommending to eat saturated fat claiming it is healthy, and that...
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How and when does cardiovascular disease start?

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This was found to be the most important risk factor for atherosclerosis.

This was found to be the most important risk factor for atherosclerosis.

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If you don’t get enough of this mineral it could increase your risk for cardiovascular disease.

If you don’t get enough of this mineral it could increase your risk for cardiovascular disease.

A lot of people may think that they need to completely change their life style to reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease, and theydon’t want to do that. If you have an unhealthy lifestyle, I would absolutely recommend that you make changes, but sometimes you can actually reduce your risk...
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Is Saturated Fat Bad For You?

Is Saturated Fat Bad For You?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
It is important to know the facts about saturated fat, because there are different opinions on this topic. If you get it wrong, there may be serious health consequences as a result. I think you agree that it is important to have a healthy cardiovascular system, because the blood is...
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New and interesting research on the risk of heart disease.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
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What you don't know can harm you.

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What nutritional supplements can you take to support healthy endothelium function?

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Carbohydrates and cardiovascular disease risk.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
  Maybe you have been told that it’s the fat in your diet that will increase your cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol. To improve your numbers and cardiovascular risk you should decrease your fat intake and eat more carbohydrates, but will that produce good results? If you’ve tried that without...
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More on salt, how much do you need?

Salt and rosemary This research is interesting because it measured sodium and potassium excretion and examined the association between major cardiovascular events and death(O’Donnell M et al. 2014).Urine samples from 101,945 persons in 17 countries were included in the study with a follow up time of an average 3.7 years....
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Reduce your cardiovascular risk with the right fat.

Common opinion goes like this: fat creates heart disease. New research is questioning that assumption and proving the opposite, that fat can be heart protective. The research reviewed is one of these studies. 7447 participants were assigned to one of three diets: A Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil...
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The risk of sugar sweetened beverages

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Vitamin D and Early Death

New research on the importance of vitamin D is published all the time. The reviewed study was quite large and was conducted in Denmark (Brondum-Jacobsen P, et al. 2012). The participants were 10,170 men and women, the vitamin D levels were measured, and the follow-up time was 29 years. The...
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Improve your blood sugar control and decrease your blood pressure by eating more of a specific food.

Eating low glycemic index foods is the key to keeping your blood sugar in a low and normal range. This is also important when it comes to reducing cardiovascular risk. The reviewed research compared two different types of food for efficiency when it came to these issues (Jenkins DJ, et...
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Is a low carbohydrate, high protein diet increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease?

A low carbohydrate, high protein diet has been promoted by many as a healthy way to eat and also a way to lose weight. Since this is a low glycemic index diet you can certainly lose weight eating that way, but is it healthy long term? This is exactly what...
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Nuts lower risk factors for some serious diseases.

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Easy way to help reduce the risk of heart disease

This study is interesting because it provides information on how we can easily reduce the risk for a common problem like heart disease (Brondum-Jacobsen P, et al. 2012). 10,170 Danish men and women were tested for plasma 25-hydroxy vitamin D and followed for 29 years. Decreasing plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels...
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