Egg White A Potential Hypertension Treatment

People who are health-conscious, who take the egg white alone avoiding yolk due to its high cholesterol and fat have another reason to rejoice as it also works as a potential treatment for hypertension even when it is completely cooked. Egg white which is also called as albumin is rich in essential nutrients. It contains albumins, mucoproteins, globulins and trace elements along with vitamins like Vitamin D, B6, B12 and riboflavin. It has almost no fat and cholesterol. A study presented at the 245th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in New Orleans showed that one...

Chocolate And Cardiovascular Diseases

Over 16.7 million deaths due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) were recorded globally in 2002. Various studies have suggested that cardiovascular diseases may be preventable by lifestyle modifications such as exercise and nutrition. Various health firms have indicated the importance of diet for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. A diet rich in antioxidants like fruits, vegetables, tea, wine, and chocolate have been shown to have positive effects against CVD. Flavonoids which is a class of antioxidants, commonly found in such foods, have been shown to lower the risk of CVD. Cocoa products contain great amounts of antioxidants and contain large amounts...

Thyroid Hormone Improved Heart Function After Heart Attack

According to a study published by researchers in the Journal of Translational Medicine, the administration of thyroid hormone treatment improved heart function by reducing the loss of cardiac myocytes (heart muscle cells) at the time of myocardial infraction (heart attack). Thyroid gland produces two significant hormones called T3 and T4. They play an important role in the regulation of heart rate. Slight increase in the thyroid hormone levels increases cardiac output and strengthens the cardiac muscles, whereas lower levels of the same may causes heart failure. Earlier animal studies showed lower levels of T3 after the heart attack, which by...