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Dec 3, 2005

Good Diet And Statin Key To Survival

Good Diet And Statin Key To Survival
I walk about 6 miles per week. It's fun during summer to walk on the pavement listening to the chirping of the birds and listening the music from my MP3 player knobs plugged to my ear. Now after the starting of the winter and snow, I feel less inclined to go for a walk. Once in a while I can force myself but then it takes lots of lecturing to my own body.

I was reading a study, which was presented in the recent meeting of the American Medical association. Basically it did not suggest anything that we didn't know, but just reconfirmed our thoughts.

Researchers said that a combination of diet and low-dose pravastatin (prvachol) reduced the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in people with moderately elevated cholesterol. I am sure an active exercise program would add to the benefits, even though the researchers did not mention this.

The study showed 33 percent reduction in the coronary artery disease in those people with high cholesterol level who were taking pravachol and eating a healthy diet compared to those who were on diet therapy alone. This was a study from Japan and it was the first study in Japan to show reduction in the coronary artery disease from statin therapy. The benefits were seen both in men and women.


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Heart disease
About 13 million Americans (about 7 percent of the total population) suffer from coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in American men and women amounting a staggering 20 percent of all causes of death. About half of all deaths related to cardiovascular diseases occur from coronary artery disease. Through this heart watch blog we will have our humble contribution towards making men and women aware of the risks of heart diseases.

Heart Watch Blog: Good Diet And Statin Key To Survival

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