Atherosclerosis -- The Silent Killer

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What is atherosclerosis and what are its consequences? As we have seen, with atherosclerosis plaques form alongrepparttar inner lining ofrepparttar 151164 arteries. Sometimesrepparttar 151165 plaques may weaken and become unstable and eventually rupture. When this occurs,repparttar 151166 contents ofrepparttar 151167 plaque, when coming into contact withrepparttar 151168 blood flow withinrepparttar 151169 artery, form a clot or thrombus. Such clot may totally blockrepparttar 151170 blood flow. Ifrepparttar 151171 clot breaks off and travels throughrepparttar 151172 artery to another part ofrepparttar 151173 body, this is called an embolus. Ifrepparttar 151174 clot blocks an artery torepparttar 151175 heart, a heart attack will berepparttar 151176 result. Ifrepparttar 151177 clot blocks an artery that suppliesrepparttar 151178 brainrepparttar 151179 result will be a stroke. Finally ifrepparttar 151180 clot blocks a peripheral artery ofrepparttar 151181 leg, walking may become and difficult and gangrene There is much debate just lately as to whether diet, in particular our intake of fats and cholesterol, is such an important issue. We haverepparttar 151182 big medical establishments saying we should limit eating foods such as red meat, eggs and cheese and onrepparttar 151183 other hand apparently healthy people eating a high protein, low carb diet. Such diets are frequently based on meat, fish, cheese and eggs.

To avoid any confusion, it is a safe approach to eat a healthy well balanced diet and pay particular attention torepparttar 151184 way in whichrepparttar 151185 food is prepared. Limit frying and opt for steaming or broiling. Regular exercise is also highly recommended and if you smoke: stop. These measures will greatly help to keep your cholesterol under control and makerepparttar 151186 progression of atherosclerosis less of an issue. the site that tells you how it is! Articles, tips, advice and the latest news on how to take care of your heart. You can get articles like this in your mailbox each month by submitting to our eZine “The Web’s Heart”

Medicne for diabetes

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which contained zero, 500, 700 or 1,000 milligrams of Salacia oblonga extract. Afterward,repparttar researchers usedrepparttar 151163 finger-prick method to draw blood samples from each person every 15 to 30 minutes for three hours. These blood samples were used to determine insulin and blood glucose concentrations. The biggest changes in blood glucose and insulin levels usually happen withinrepparttar 151164 first two hours after eating. : : The beverage that containedrepparttar 151165 highest concentration ofrepparttar 151166 herbal extract - 1,000 milligrams - providedrepparttar 151167 most dramatic reduction in insulin and blood glucose levels. Insulin levels were 29 percent lower, while blood glucose levels were 23 percent lower as compared torepparttar 151168 control drink, which contained no herbal extract. : : As Salacia oblonga can cause intestinal gas,repparttar 151169 researchers hadrepparttar 151170 study participants collect breath hydrogen samples hourly for eight hours after drinkingrepparttar 151171 test beverage. The participants collected their breath in small plastic tubes. The researchers then analyzed these breath samples for hydrogen and methane content -repparttar 151172 level of either substance inrepparttar 151173 breath corresponds torepparttar 151174 level contained inrepparttar 151175 colon. : : The subjects also ratedrepparttar 151176 frequency and intensity of nausea, abdominal cramping and distention and gas for two days after consuming each test meal. : : Whilerepparttar 151177 test beverages containing Salacia oblonga caused an increase in breath hydrogen excretion, reports of gastrointestinal discomfort were minimal, Hertzler said. : : Right now he and his colleagues are trying to figure out what dose ofrepparttar 151178 herb is most effective, and when it should be taken relative to a meal. : : "We want to know how long it takes forrepparttar 151179 herb to bind torepparttar 151180 enzymes that break down carbohydrates," Hertzler said. "The participants in this study tookrepparttar 151181 herb with their meal, but maybe taking it before eating would be even more effective." : : The researchers also want to studyrepparttar 151182 effects of Salacia oblonga in people with diabetes. : : "A lot of studies show that lowering blood sugar levels reducesrepparttar 151183 risk for all kinds of diabetes-related complications, such as kidney disease and nerve and eye damage," Hertzler said. "We want to see if this herb has this kind of effect." : : Salacia oblonga is still relatively difficult to find inrepparttar 151184 United States, Hertzler said, although there are manufacturers that sellrepparttar 151185 herb throughrepparttar 151186 Internet. : : This study was supported byrepparttar 151187 Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories in Columbus. : : Hertzler is continuing to conduct Salacia oblonga studies withrepparttar 151188 Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories. He has no links torepparttar 151189 company beyond this affiliation. : : Hertzler conductedrepparttar 151190 work with former Ohio State colleague Patricia Heacock, who is now at Rutgers,repparttar 151191 State University of New Jersey; Jennifer Williams, a clinical scientist with Ross Products Division, Abbott Laboratories; and Bryan Wolf, a former research scientists with Ross Products Division

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