Blog Entries Tagged as heart-disease

  • Sep
  • 16

Heart Disease Is on the Decline, but We Can Do Better

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Newsflash! A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report indicates that hundreds of thousands of people could be saved from heart disease if they just made simple lifestyle changes.

Oh, wait … did I say it was a newsflash? Actually, it’s the same thing that PETA has been saying for more than three decades. Hmm. Well the “news” made USA Today and other …

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  • Apr
  • 23

A New Threat From Eating Meat

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Many of us would be about as likely to toss back energy drinks as we would be to take up chainsaw juggling. As it turns out, one of the dangerous substances found in energy drinks is also found in meat.

Red meat, like energy drinks, contains L-carnitine, an amino acid that helps transport fatty acids into cells’ …

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  • Apr
  • 18

Statins: Not the Magic Bullet They Were Once Believed to Be

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A large study of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs conducted over a period of nine years has confirmed what previous studies have found: Statins, such as Lipitor and Crestor, can lower cholesterol levels—but at a price. Known side effects include muscle pain, nausea, and damage to the liver and nervous system. In fact, the study, which was recently published in the …

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  • Feb
  • 27

New Link Between Dementia and Diet

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There are two important health reasons for women to go vegan: heart disease and dementia . Researchers from the Mayo Clinic recently found that women with heart disease are three times more likely to develop cognitive problems that are associated with certain types of dementia. But thankfully, both men and women can work to prevent heart disease, dementia, and other degenerative illnesses by …

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  • Nov
  • 16

Fighting the Big Four: Heart Disease

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Fighting the Big Four: Heart Disease

Four of the biggest health problems in America—heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer—are largely preventable. In many cases, they can even be reversed with simple lifestyle changes.

For the next few weeks, PETA Prime will be reviewing the latest health findings on all four of these problems, which touch millions of Americans each year. Today, …

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  • Dec
  • 7

Best of PETA Prime: Why Do People Go Vegetarian?

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One of the most effective ways to prevent animal suffering is to encourage more people to adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet. What inspires people to make this change? I’ve tried to understand the motivations so that I can be a better advocate for animals.

People stop eating animal foods for many reasons, and often vegetarians will discover …

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  • Sep
  • 1

Yet Another Study Confirms: Plant-Based Diets Lower Cholesterol

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A recent study out of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto has confirmed what many of us already knew—that a vegan diet can dramatically lower LDL, or the “bad” type of cholesterol.

The new study, which included 351 men and post-menopausal women with mild to moderately high cholesterol, demonstrated that a low saturated-fat diet that includes oats, fruit, nuts, grains, soy …

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