Cardiovascular

Christmas Pudding
By Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
December 19, 2018

The December 12 issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) contains a study by Moman A Mohammad and several colleagues in Sweden who examined the risk of myocardial infarctions (heart attacks) in relation to various national holidays, sporting events along with the time of day.1https://www.bmj.com/content/363/bmj.k4811

This study has received significant press attention over the past few days because of one reported observation, the risk for heart attacks is highest on Christmas Eve. Given...

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Pulse Monitor
By Tori Hudson, ND
June 20, 2017

Over the past six years, there have been published trials raising concerns regarding calcium supplementation and excess risk for myocardial infarction and stroke. While the findings have not been consistent, a recent updated systematic review and meta-analysis on the effects of calcium intake from diet and supplements, either alone or with vitamin D, on the risk for cardiovascular disease in generally healthy adults, provides some clarification.1

The researchers analyzed four randomized trials and 27 observational studies. Calcium supplementation ranged from 400 mg/day to...

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