Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Clackamas OR

Cardiovascular disease caused more than one third of all deaths in the US in 2004, making it the nation’s No. 1 killer. Confronted with that grim statistic, one could venture we’ve been missing something. Two new studies suggest what that might be—fruits and vegetables full of vitamin C and a daily dose of sunshine.

Sandeep Garg, MD
(503) 692-0405
19260 SW 65th Ave
Tualatin, OR
Business
Pacific Heart Associates PC
Specialties
Cardiology

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Shaun Anthony Hedmann, MD
(503) 652-2880
10180 SE Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas, OR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1981

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George Quentin Hamilton
(971) 236-9171
8440 Se Sunnybrook Blvd
Clackamas, OR
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Richard Strauss
(503) 652-2880
10180 Se Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas, OR
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robin Michael Lake
(503) 652-2880
10180 Se Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas, OR
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Walter Peter Robertson
(503) 652-2880
10180 Se Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas, OR
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Daniel Philip LaVery
(503) 652-2880
10180 Se Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas, OR
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Shaun Anthony Hedmann
(503) 652-2880
10180 Se Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas, OR
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Beth Lynne Karolle
(503) 652-2880
10180 Se Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas, OR
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Donald P Stutzman
(503) 554-1187
10180 Se Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas, OR
Specialty
Cardiology

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By Kris Kucera

Cardiovascular disease caused more than one third of all deaths in the US in 2004, making it the nation’s No. 1 killer. Confronted with that grim statistic, one could venture we’ve been missing something. Two new studies suggest what that might be—fruits and vegetables full of vitamin C and a daily dose of sunshine. In the first study, conducted at the University of Cambridge, researchers charted the vitamin C plasma concentrations of more than 20,000 Europeans between the ages of 40 and 79 for nearly a decade and documented their rates of stroke. “People in the top 25 percent of vitamin C concentrations had a 42 percent lower risk of stroke over 10 years versus those in the bottom 25 percent,” says lead researcher Phyo Myint, MD. “And the effect was independent of major classical risk factors.” Noting that few studies show vitamin C supplements alone prevent stroke, Myint posits that other goodies found naturally in fruit and vegetables, such as bioflavonoids and plant sterols, probably play important complementary roles in stroke prevention.

The second study, at Harvard Medical School, examined more than 1,700 people with hypertension over an average of five and a half years. It found that the participants with vitamin D deficiencies were twice as likely to have heart attacks, strokes, or other serious cardiovascular events than the participants with normal vitamin D levels. Most experts agree that 15 minutes of sun each day or 1,000 mg daily of vitamin D supplements will give you what you need.

Author: Kris Kucera

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