How many times have we been told that “Covid vaccines may cause myocarditis, but Covid itself causes myocarditis too”

Turns out that’s probably not the case.

A new large-scale Israeli study of 196,992 unvaccinated adults after [testing positive for] Covid showed that “Covid infection was not associated with either myocarditis or pericarditis.”

Read the full paper, published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine here:

Study: Eating Hot Chili Peppers May Help You Live Longer « CBS Philly

If hot chili peppers are your thing you might be ahead of the curve when it its come life expectancy, a new study suggests.

The researchers note that people who ate hot red chili peppers tended to be “younger, male, white, Mexican-American, married, and to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and consume more vegetables and meats . . . had lower HDL-cholesterol, lower income, and less education,” in comparison to participants who did not consume red chili peppers.

Source: Study: Eating Hot Chili Peppers May Help You Live Longer « CBS Philly

An American Heart Association Expert Guide-5 tips to loose weight

AHA Loose weightTo lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you eat. But it’s not always clear how to do that. For most people, a successful weight-loss plan has two parts: healthy food choices and physical activity. Understanding the balance between the two can help you lose weight more easily and keep it off!

Managing Heart Alongside Diabetes


Cardiovascular disease risk factor control as primary prevention in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus has changed substantially in the past few years. (released august 25th, 2015), check A JOINT Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association

Statin the cholesterol lowering drug- A recent study states , “Statin Discontinuation Might Increase Quality of Life”

statinsAdverse reactions occur less frequently with the statins than with most other classes of lipid lowering agents. Hepatic dysfunction has been a source of concern; however, the actual risk appears to be very small. Myopathy remains an important side effect. Statin Discontinuation Might Increase Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced Life-Limiting Illness without Affecting Median Survival.

Breaking!!!New WHO guideline clamps down on intake of free sugars

Adults and children should reduce their daily free sugar intake to less than 10% of their total energy intake, according to a new guideline from the World Health Organization.

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“We have solid evidence that keeping intake of free sugars to less than 10% of total energy intake reduces the risk of overweight, obesity and tooth decay,” says Dr. Francesco Branca.

Today, a report from a panel of the nation’s top nutrition experts urged Americans to adopt healthier eating habits and reduce the sodium they eat.

Clarissa Garcia, American Heart Association shared a link with me today on a report regarding salt intake and the primary take home message is, ” It described a healthy eating pattern as rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish/seafood, legumes, and nuts; moderate in non- and low-fat dairy products and alcohol; lower in red and processed meats; and low in sugar-sweetened foods and beverages and refined grains (i.e., grains that are stripped of some of their nutrients and thus are not whole grains).”

The Gambling Game: Clot vs Bleeding

atrial fibrilationAmongst some definitions of the web search one can define, Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow to the body. Stroke on the other hand is, a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to your brain stops. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. There are two kinds of stroke. The more common kind, called ischemic stroke, is caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. The other kind, called hemorrhagic stroke, is caused by a blood vessel that breaks and bleeds into the brain.

Why do statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus?

Why do statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus?.

Statins are the most powerful drugs available for lowering LDL-C and are the most effective lipid lowering drugs for improving clinical outcomes when used for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. The choice of statin depends upon a number of factors, including the degree of hyperlipidemia, pharmacokinetic properties, drug interactions, the presence of renal impairment, and cost.

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