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Blood test for specific metabolites could reveal blocked arteries

A Duke Health pilot project suggests that in the near future, a blood test could show whether arteries carrying blood to the heart are narrow or blocked, a risk factor for heart disease. According to the 40-person study published in the journal PLOS ONE, emergency patients who underwent a treadmill stress test and showed signs… Read More »

High blood pressure: A daily dose of this zesty fruit may help to lower your reading

High blood pressure, or hypertension, can be caused by eating an unhealthy diet that is high in salt, not getting enough exercise, drinking too much alcohol and smoking. The condition can lead to heart attacks and strokes, as well as other health problems if left untreated, so it’s vital to take steps to lower it… Read More »