Tag: Cardiovascular disease

Herbal Medicine – a snapshot

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately 80% of the world’s population use traditional medicine for their primary health care needs. Most of this therapy involves the use of plant extracts or the active components from plants. Plants have been used for their… Continue Reading “Herbal Medicine – a snapshot”

Vitamin K2

Population-based studies have shown an inverse association between dietary menaquinones (MK-n, vitamin K2) intake, coronary calcification and coronary heart disease risk, suggesting a potential role of vitamin K in vascular health. Vitamin K serves as a cofactor for γ-glutamate carboxylase, promoting the post-translational conversion… Continue Reading “Vitamin K2”

World chocolate day

Today is world chocolate day. Chocolate and cacao have numerous health benefits. Too many to name here 😉I recommend chocolate, especially high cacao, every day! Enjoy life!

The impact of diet on cardiometabolic syndrome

Optimum nutrition plays the major role in optimum health. Cardiometabolic syndrome is a disease of unhealthy diet and lifestyle. It is a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors, including elevated triglyceride levels, fasting plasma glucose level (hyperglycaemia), elevated blood pressure, increased waist circumference, and reduced… Continue Reading “The impact of diet on cardiometabolic syndrome”

The Palaeolithic diet and cardiometabolic syndrome

The Palaeolithic diet and cardiometabolic syndrome: Can an ancient diet be the way of the future? Diet and nutrition play major roles in the prevention and management of chronic disease, especially cardiometabolic syndrome. Cardiometabolic syndrome has numerous risk factors, including increased waist circumference, elevated… Continue Reading “The Palaeolithic diet and cardiometabolic syndrome”

Açai: the superfood antioxidant power punch

The superfood antioxidant power punch 🥊 any time of the day. Açai is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Combine Açai with seasonal fruit, kiwi, banana, strawberries, berries, chia seeds, coconut, nuts, seeds, and granola = awesome! This is my “go to” for breakfast or… Continue Reading “Açai: the superfood antioxidant power punch”

Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing

Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing. Diet and nutrition play major roles in the prevention and management of chronic disease. 🥗 Eat colourful foods daily: – black: blackberries, grapes, black sesame seeds, nori, kelp – blue: blueberries, plums, berries –… Continue Reading “Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing”

Heart Week – Don’t get the sits

Heart Week is 29 April – 6 May and focuses on the benefits of physical activity and empowering Australians to get moving. Cardiovascular disease is a very serious health issue. It encompasses a wide range of cardiometabolic conditions, including Type 2 Diabetes, high blood… Continue Reading “Heart Week – Don’t get the sits”

High carbohydrate intake has been associated with higher risk of total mortality

Cardiovascular disease is a global epidemic with 80% of the burden of disease in low-income and middle-income countries. Diet is one of the most important modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study is a… Continue Reading “High carbohydrate intake has been associated with higher risk of total mortality”

Can omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids improve metabolic profile in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in females of reproductive age with a prevalence of 6–20%. The main characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome are chronic anovulation with or without menstrual cycle disturbances, hyperandrogenism and ultrasound evidence of morphologically polycystic ovaries. Women… Continue Reading “Can omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids improve metabolic profile in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?”

World Thrombosis Day

Recognised on 13 October, World Thrombosis Day (WTD) (http://www.worldthrombosisday.org/) focuses attention on the often overlooked and misunderstood disease of thrombosis. With hundreds of educational events in countries around the world, World Thrombosis Day and its partners place a global spotlight on thrombosis as an… Continue Reading “World Thrombosis Day”

The FDA takes step to remove artificial trans fats in processed foods

The FDA takes step to remove artificial trans fats in processed foods Action expected to reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks every year   Based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today… Continue Reading “The FDA takes step to remove artificial trans fats in processed foods”

The effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on fibrin and thrombin generation in healthy subjects and subjects with cardiovascular disease.

Hypercoagulability plays a key role in the progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Although omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) intake has been inversely related to the risk of cardiovascular events, the mechanisms are not fully understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the… Continue Reading “The effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on fibrin and thrombin generation in healthy subjects and subjects with cardiovascular disease.”

The influence of herbal medicine on platelet function and coagulation: a narrative review.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Platelet activation and aggregation play a central role in hemostasis and thrombosis. Herbal medicines have been traditionally used in the management of CVD and can play a role in modifying CVD progression, particularly in… Continue Reading “The influence of herbal medicine on platelet function and coagulation: a narrative review.”

The influence of diet and nutrients on platelet function

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Platelet activation and aggregation play an integral role in hemostasis and thrombosis. Diets and nutrients play a potential role in modifying cardiovascular disease progression, particularly in platelet function, and have the potential of altering… Continue Reading “The influence of diet and nutrients on platelet function”

Effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on platelet function in healthy subjects and subjects with cardiovascular disease

Hyperactivation and aggregation of platelets play a major role in thrombosis and hemostasis. The aims of this study were to investigate the effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on platelet function. Light transmission aggregometry and flow cytometric analyses of platelet activation and platelet-leukocyte… Continue Reading “Effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on platelet function in healthy subjects and subjects with cardiovascular disease”