Cardiovascular health

Discovering how diabetes leads to vascular disease

August 7, 2019

A team of UC Davis Health scientists and physicians has identified a cellular connection between diabetes and one of its major complications — blood vessel narrowing that increases risks of several serious health conditions, including heart disease and stroke. The authors hope their work leads to diabetes treatments — beyond blood sugar monitoring and insulin […]

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Low vitamin K levels linked to mobility limitation and disability in older adults

July 17, 2019

Low levels of circulating vitamin K are linked to increased risk of mobility limitation and disability in older adults, identifying a new factor to consider for maintaining mobility and independence in older age, according to a study led by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. The […]

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Walnuts may help lower blood pressure for those at risk of heart disease

May 17, 2019

When combined with a diet low in saturated fats, eating walnuts may help lower blood pressure in people at risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new Penn State study. In a randomized, controlled trial, researchers examined the effects of replacing some of the saturated fats in participants’ diets with walnuts. They found that when […]

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May 2, 2019

The American Heart Association has published a new study examining the effect excessive inactive Matrix Gla Protein (MGP) has on cardiovascular health, namely increased stiffening and calcification of large arteries. This stiffening increases cardiovascular stress, which can be accurately assessed using pulse wave velocity measurements, and can be alleviated by improving one’s Vitamin K2 status. […]

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A nap a day keeps high blood pressure at bay

April 26, 2019

It seems that napping may do more than just reboot our energy level and improve our mood. New research being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session found that people who took advantage of a midday snooze were more likely to have a noticeable drop in blood pressure compared with those […]

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Recent Study identifies Risk Factor for PAD

March 23, 2019

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a global health problem that affects more than two hundred million people worldwide with evidence of increasing incidence. PAD is a disease of systemic atherosclerosis and has been associated with an increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events and mortality as well as high morbidity due to claudication symptoms, impaired quality […]

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Cannabinoids, The Heart of the Matter

August 3, 2018

GB Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: GBLX) is pleased to announce the publication of a review article co-authored by GB Sciences and key collaborators in the Journal of the American Heart Association, which explains the potential medical benefits of using cannabinoid-based therapies for the treatment of heart diseases. GB Sciences’ own Chief Science Officer, Dr.?Andrea Small-Howard, joins […]

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Drinking Kefir May Prompt Brain-Gut Communication to Lower Blood Pressure

May 19, 2018

Drinking kefir may have a positive effect on blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut and brain. Kefir is a fermented probiotic milk beverage known to help maintain the balance of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system. Researchers will present their findings today at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology […]

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Relaxation response may reduce blood pressure by altering expression of a set of genes

May 19, 2018

High blood pressure — or hypertension — is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke that affects as many as 100 million Americans and 1 billion people worldwide. Decades of research have demonstrated that the relaxation response — the physiological and psychological opposite of the well-known fight-or-flight stress response that can be achieved […]

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