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Study suggests new strategy against vascular disease in diabetes

Recent findings suggest a novel approach for protecting people with diabetes from their higher risk of advanced blood vessel disease, which sets the stage for early heart attacks and strokes

Omega-3 fatty acids not found to up risk of heart disease

Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids is not associated with fatal or nonfatal coronary heart disease or major vascular events, according to a review published online Jan. 31 in JAMA Cardiology.

Detecting the subtle signs of heart disease in women

Heart disease develops the same way in both men and women—with blockages in the arteries. The difference is in how the symptoms present themselves.

Stroke: Could looking into the eyes help with diagnosis?

Scientists have made a surprising discovery about the eye and its blood supply that may help to improve the diagnosis and treatment of stroke.

Researchers find low magnesium levels make vitamin D ineffective

A review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found Vitamin D can't be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans.

More TV viewing linked to higher risk of blood clots in veins

A study that followed more than 15,000 people has found that those who reported watching television the most often had the greatest risk for blood clots in their veins compared with those who infrequently or never watched television.

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure whereby a chemical, the sclerosant, is injected into a vein to entirely obliterate it. The sclerosant damages the innermost lining of the vessel, resulting in a clot that blocks the blood circulation in the vein beyond. Veins carry unoxygenated blood from the peripheral tissues back to the heart

LDL cholesterol found to be the main modifiable predictor of atherosclerosis in individuals with no risk factor

A study that followed more than 15,000 people has found that those who reported watching television the most often had the greatest risk for blood clots in their veins compared with those who infrequently or never watched television.

Study links common male medical condition and vascular disease

Men with varicoceles appear to be more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and diabetes than those without the condition, according to a study published in Andrology.1

Mental stress-induced constricted blood vessels more likely in women

In women with heart disease, constriction of peripheral vessels during mental stress affects the heart circulation more than men's, potentially raising women's risk of heart-related events and death, according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal.

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