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Researchers have estimated that reducing sodium by a half teaspoon a day could prevent nearly 100,000 premature deaths a year, and up to 120,000 new cases of coronary heart disease, 66,000 strokes, and 99,000 heart attacks.
The presence of this fatty ring has been shown to be associated with some of the risk factors for coronary heart disease.
People with coronary heart disease sometimes experience buildups of plaque — a combination of fat, calcium, cholesterol and other cellular junk — on the insides of their arteries.
Lower your risk of cancer: Beta-carotene may help prevent aging-associated health problems, including gastric and prostate cancer as well as inflammation and coronary heart disease.
According to the most recent Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update from the American Heart Association, about 15.5 million Americans aged 20 and older have coronary heart disease.
To study the rivaling effects of air pollution and exercise, researchers examined 119 volunteers over 60 years old who were either healthy or had stable coronary heart disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).
Those who ate more cheese had a 10% lower risk of having a stroke and were 14% less likely to developing coronary heart disease.
In the 1960s, however, even as coronary heart disease rates skyrocketed, writes Alun Evans for the British Medical Journal, the only places defibrillators were to be found were hospitals.
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medical Definition of coronary heart disease
- High blood cholesterol … is an important risk factor for coronary heart disease—the leading cause of death in the United States.
- —The Journal of the American Medical Association, 22 Sept. 1993
- The fatty acids called triglycerides significantly contribute to the progression of coronary artery disease, researchers have found.
- —The New York Times, 19 July 1994
- … exercise testing is a safe and relatively simple way to quantitate cardiovascular performance and detect coronary disease when interpreted in conjunction with other clinical findings.
- —Terry Jopke, The Physician and Sports Medicine, March 1981
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