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Category: CVD Prevention

“A Yogurt A Day…?”

A new study in the American Journal of Hypertension suggests that higher yogurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women.

High blood pressure is one of the primary risk factors for cardiovascular disease; while clinical trials have previously demonstrated the beneficial effects of dairy consumption on cardiovascular health, yogurt itself may be independently related to cardiovascular disease risk.

High blood pressure affects approximately one billion people across the globe, but may also be a major cause of cardiovascular health problems. Higher dairy consumption has been associated with beneficial effects on cardiovascular disease-related comorbidities such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and insulin resistance.

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Vitamin D3 Could Prevent CVD Damage

A new study conducted by researchers and scientists at Ohio University has found that vitamin D3 – a vitamin that is naturally produced when skin is exposed to sunlight – could prevent and restore damage caused by several cardiovascular diseases, including diabetes, hypertension and atherosclerosis.

The study shows that Vitamin D3 — which is made by the body naturally when skin is exposed to the sun — can significantly restore the damage to the cardiovascular system caused by several diseases, including hypertension, diabetes and atherosclerosis. Vitamin D3 supplements are also available over-the-counter.

The study, by Marvin and Ann Dilley White Chair and Distinguished Professor Dr. Tadeusz Malinski and two graduate students, Alamzeb Khan and Hazem Dawoud, has been published in the International Journal of Nanomedicine.

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