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The End of Heart Attacks
The Daily Beast ^ | 4-25-2014 | Dale Eisinger

Posted on 04/26/2014 6:43:51 PM PDT by willk

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University may be one step closer to eradicating debilitating heart diseases in humans, particularly those caused by excessive buildup of cholesterol.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: heartattack; heartdisease; vitamink2; vitk2
I saw this while checking my email on Yahoo. This sounds like it could be a major breakthrough in the treatment of heart disease. I'm surprised this isn't a bigger story. If there is something to this, imagine how this could lower health care costs. No more bypass surgeries! I can eat all the Big Macs I want and then go to Krispy Creme for dessert. Sounds too good to be true.
1 posted on 04/26/2014 6:43:51 PM PDT by willk
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To: willk

bttt


2 posted on 04/26/2014 6:51:03 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: willk

It will NOT be covered by obama care!! He wants you to die like 55 million babies.


3 posted on 04/26/2014 6:51:32 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: willk

A lot of top docs now believe the problem isn’t with high cholesterol itself - the plaque build-up is caused by inflammation on the artery linings, and the inflammation is from the foods we eat.

#1 culprit being sugar.

Not a doc, never played one on TV, but did have a triple-bypass after years of being a runner. Never had heart issues of any kind, but when they discovered a defective aortic valve and went in to replace it, they said I had blockage and while in there they were replacing 3 arteries. I was shocked.

Because I had a runner’s heart in great shape, I was walking a mile a day one week after open heart surgery; 3 miles a day 2 weeks after, 5 miles a day 3 weeks after surgery. Running again 13 weeks from surgery.


4 posted on 04/26/2014 6:56:00 PM PDT by Arlis
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To: willk

More BS from the drug industry. The Inuit (Eskimos) have a diet almost 100% fat and they have no heart disease. Or cancer. Eliminate sugar, grains and processed foods.


5 posted on 04/26/2014 6:56:12 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: willk
Even coming from Hopkins it might be a bit too early...maybe even *way* too early...to starting eating three meals a day at Krispy Kreme.
6 posted on 04/26/2014 6:56:43 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: willk

Several years ago, I suffered a very nearly fatal heart attack, so I find this article interesting.

Many people take one adult aspirin a day which is also said to prevent a heart attack.

I swallow one every morning now.


7 posted on 04/26/2014 6:58:08 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: willk

The best guarantee against heart disease is a high HDL. As close to 100 as you can get it. Best produced by ingesting enough Omega-3’s.


8 posted on 04/26/2014 6:58:09 PM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: willk

Sheeze, this just ruined me reading more FR

Gotta run to the store, get a gallon of Jamoca Almond Fudge icecream, a large can of cashews, and a pack of smokes.

Back in a 1/2 hr


9 posted on 04/26/2014 7:02:36 PM PDT by jcon40
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To: jcon40

:-)


10 posted on 04/26/2014 7:03:36 PM PDT by Mears
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To: FatherofFive
More BS from the drug industry. The Inuit (Eskimos) have a diet almost 100% fat and they have no heart disease. Or cancer.

What then explains their much lower life expectancy?

11 posted on 04/26/2014 7:05:34 PM PDT by fso301
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To: fso301
What then explains their much lower life expectancy?

They live a hard life with polar bears in a frozen wasteland. They do not die from heart disease.

12 posted on 04/26/2014 7:10:10 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: fso301

Could be their environment.


13 posted on 04/26/2014 7:10:18 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: Arlis
and the inflammation is from the foods we eat.

Mainly grains and sugar. Eliminate them both from your diet. Eat like a caveman.

14 posted on 04/26/2014 7:12:14 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: jcon40

Don’t forget the whiskey!


15 posted on 04/26/2014 7:12:53 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Melowese Richardson - Democrat Vote Fraud Expert)
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To: fso301

That’s a good one.


16 posted on 04/26/2014 7:13:29 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: fso301

Polar bears


17 posted on 04/26/2014 7:13:38 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: FatherofFive

But don’t eskimos get most of their fat from fish?


18 posted on 04/26/2014 7:14:10 PM PDT by willk (everyone)
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To: FatherofFive
What then explains their much lower life expectancy?

Black men in Chicago have a lower life expectancy. It is related to drugs, crime and gangs. Correlation is not causality.

19 posted on 04/26/2014 7:15:02 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: willk

Next research project: how to totally reverse peripheral neuropathy.


20 posted on 04/26/2014 7:15:23 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: FatherofFive
They live a hard life with polar bears in a frozen wasteland. They do not die from heart disease.

First Nations people and Inuit face some serious health-related challenges, such as high rates of chronic and contagious diseases and shorter life expectancy. For example, 15 per cent of new HIV and AIDS infections occur in Aboriginal people.

Compared to the general Canadian population,

* Heart disease is 1.5 times higher;

* Type 2 diabetes is 3 to 5 times higher among First Nations people and rates are increasing among the Inuit

* Tuberculosis infection rates are 8 to 10 times higher.

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/diseases-maladies/index-eng.php

21 posted on 04/26/2014 7:16:41 PM PDT by fso301
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To: willk
But don’t eskimos get most of their fat from fish?

Yes, their diet is very high in fat from eating foods like whale, seal, and salmon. And other wild game. Almost no carbs. No sugar. No processed foods. No grains. No veggies. No heart disease. No cancer.

22 posted on 04/26/2014 7:21:38 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Arlis

You are absolutely correct about the sugar. And more specifically, fructose, especially the high fructose corn syrup.

For those who have heard about what Arlis is saying about sugar, accepted it, but don’t know the details, and nevertheless have allowed themselves to choose to eat it, knowing “it’s bad, but I want it anyway!” (Like I was for too long!) - here is some I-guarantee-you-eye-opening information:

Read anything by Dr. Robert Lustig.
One of our favorites is “Fat Chance.”

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_12?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=dr.%20robert%20lustig&sprefix=Dr.+robert+L%2Caps%2C480

There is also a wonderful series of lectures of his which can be found on youtube. In his lecture “The Bitter Truth,” he actually proves that high fructose corn syrup is a long acting poison with 8 out of the 12 problems we associate with the poisoning caused by ethanol (drinking alcohol.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM

It is about 1 1/2 hours long. Worth every minute.

You might also want to view “Sugar, the Elephant in the Kitchen.” It is only about 20-23 minutes long.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmC4Rm5cpOI

I am sorry to hear about your recent surgery, but grateful to hear you are well on the way to mending!


23 posted on 04/26/2014 7:22:50 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Thinking of having a Kaluha and Cream instead


24 posted on 04/26/2014 7:28:12 PM PDT by jcon40
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To: willk

Check out Vitamin K2 MK-7. It does what these people are claiming, according to studies.


25 posted on 04/26/2014 7:29:09 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: fso301
First Nations people and Inuit face some serious health-related challenges

They combine on-reserve with off-reserve stats. Alcohol plays a role.

26 posted on 04/26/2014 7:33:06 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: DIRTYSECRET; reg45; willk; wastedyears
That’s a good one.

See post #21

27 posted on 04/26/2014 7:36:15 PM PDT by fso301
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To: willk; neverdem

ping


28 posted on 04/26/2014 8:09:38 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: Arlis

“#1 culprit being sugar.”

I’d call it #2, with wheat, specifically today’s wheat being #1. Stay clear of wheat and 80% of the issues go away (and just to be clear, that includes “whole grain”). Stay clear of processed sugar too, it’s 95%.


29 posted on 04/26/2014 8:13:11 PM PDT by NoAmnestyEver
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To: NoAmnestyEver
but why grains?....why?.....its a perfectly natural food straight from the fields...

I know cavemen didn't eat grains....but they lived in CAVES....

our diets have changed, and we are living longer....we live in buildings and drive cars and send people to the moon....

if the human diet has evolved, so has the human race, for the better....

its like pork....the use of pork as I understand it saved western civilization in Europe...now, in the world, which populations have prospered and grown, and which populations remain in the dark ages (mid east) and who eats pork and who doesn't...???

30 posted on 04/26/2014 8:26:49 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

“but why grains?....why?.....its a perfectly natural food straight from the fields...”

It’s the modifications since made, due to hybridization. There are books on it - it’s bad. For example, wheat used to grow to 6 feet throughout history - until about, now it grows to 18”, and that’s just the part of the physical changes. The chemical changes are horrendous. Look it up.


31 posted on 04/26/2014 9:00:16 PM PDT by NoAmnestyEver
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To: willk

Raw fish. Green tea.


32 posted on 04/26/2014 9:32:34 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: fso301

“What then explains their much lower life expectancy?”

Polar bears.


33 posted on 04/26/2014 9:35:29 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Rembrandt

Polar bears will eat you. Manbearpig will give you a heart attack!


34 posted on 04/26/2014 9:53:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: jcon40

You’re late. I just ate a whole pack of Oreos along with a pint of whole milk.

Thought about going down to the donut shop and sending Wide Load a dozen in D.C. since all the heat is off on her proper diets now.


35 posted on 04/26/2014 11:53:25 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: willk

I’d be willing to take any medication that comes out of this research, so long as it doesn’t give me the troubles statins do. I can’t handle the side effects from them.


36 posted on 04/27/2014 12:06:14 AM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: fso301; FatherofFive

>> What then explains their much lower life expectancy?

I think there’s a diabetic connection.


37 posted on 04/27/2014 12:30:08 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Slyfox

“The best guarantee against heart disease is a high HDL. As close to 100 as you can get it. Best produced by ingesting enough Omega-3’s.”

More specific EPA, Amarin Corp. is about 2 years in on a 5 year study with their high EPA no DHA purified Fish oil pill. Trigs and inflammation seem to be the real Cardiac issues that need to be resolved which Amarins Vescepa does. Currently Vescepa is only approved for High Trigs over 500, but many Doctors feel anything over 100-150 should be addressed. Amarin is out to prove them right.


38 posted on 04/27/2014 4:46:42 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Gene Eric; Rembrandt
I think there’s a diabetic connection.

See post #21.

39 posted on 04/27/2014 5:43:56 AM PDT by fso301
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To: reg45

I don't know. If I saw one of these while in the arctic wasteland it would probably give me a heart attack.

40 posted on 04/27/2014 6:15:37 AM PDT by xp38
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To: ConservativeMind
Check out Vitamin K2 MK-7. It does what these people are claiming, according to studies.

'Buy one, get one free' at Swanson's right now...

41 posted on 04/27/2014 6:24:00 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?
'Buy one, get one free' at Swanson's right now...

The number one place I order from/ I get so many promos from them and when I can't find one they have ones on facebook too
For heart health I take niacin the kind that gives you a flush....2000mg/day
Niacin is good in other ways too

42 posted on 04/27/2014 7:06:39 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: NoAmnestyEver
“but why grains?....why?.....its a perfectly natural food straight from the fields...”

It’s the modifications since made, due to hybridization. There are books on it - it’s bad. For example, wheat used to grow to 6 feet throughout history - until about, now it grows to 18”, and that’s just the part of the physical changes. The chemical changes are horrendous. Look it up.

So buy wheat or flour from a good source and make your own bread or other wheat products
The people with gluten problems should try this. Bread has been the staff of life for a few thousand years with plenty of Biblical mentions

43 posted on 04/27/2014 7:15:32 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: TEXOKIE

Mending? Sorry I left out that surgery was 5 years ago in June.

Doing fine but arthritis in knees has killed my running days....hate biking and swimming, not sure what to do for cardio other than fast walking - but sure miss my running.......

Not sure about wheat, except processed.....processed anything isn’t good........


44 posted on 04/27/2014 6:59:31 PM PDT by Arlis
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To: Arlis

Oh wow! 5 years. Congrats on that...but sorry to hear about the arthritis. That is very hard.

You seem quite informed on healthful information, so I imagine you already use natural supplements to support your body with the challenges you have. I’m thinking in particular that everyone, especially heart and arthritis patients, should be sure to have adequate omega 3S. I have also heard that apple pectin is somehow very helpful for arthritis.

Wheat is a poser. I know that probably I should do away with it altogether, but so far I have found that in miniscule amounts, my body can tolerate the occasional indiscretion. Generally for my morning cereal, I use rolled barley, quinoa, bran, flax, and chia seeds. Sometimes I’ll throw in a tablespoon of rolled spelt or oats. Pour hot water, flavor with a 1/4 banana, stevia, and cinnamon, and let it steep for about 15 minutes. Yum.

I agree that processed anything should be used with caution. I guess the ancients had it right: moderation in all things.


45 posted on 04/27/2014 9:26:58 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: TEXOKIE

We’ve been big into healthy eating, natural supplements for decades. Can’t imagine where we’d be without them. Yes, Omega 3S, glucosamine/chondroitin (saved me 10 years ago when I started to lose mobility to do anything- now virtually painfree.....except for arthritis under kneecaps....actually knees are fine at 69!)

Wife is constantly doing research, adding new discoveries, eliminating ones with problems like fish oil....


46 posted on 04/27/2014 9:54:38 PM PDT by Arlis
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To: willk

The Kanamits are back!


47 posted on 04/27/2014 10:03:55 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Arlis

You’ve got it covered! God bless your wife! (and you!)


48 posted on 04/28/2014 9:13:15 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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bkmk


49 posted on 05/30/2014 8:56:45 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: FatherofFive

On the money.


50 posted on 05/30/2014 9:00:02 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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