Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Clarksdale MS

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.

Pat S Burke
(662) 627-2231
645 Evelyn Ave
Clarksdale, MS
Specialty
General Practice, Cardiology

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Andrea Lea Smith
(662) 624-5464
785 Ohio Avenue
Clarksdale, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Gus D Berryhill
(662) 627-7438
860 Desoto Avenue Ext
Clarksdale, MS
Specialty
Cardiology

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Thomas Albert Randle, MD
(662) 234-0332
551 Azalea Dr
Oxford, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Mem Hosp -North Missi, Oxford, Ms
Group Practice: Internal Medicine Assoc

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Eric Wiggins Enger, MD
(601) 268-5601
415 S 28th Ave
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1987

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Roger D Weiner
(662) 621-1915
785 Ohio Ave
Clarksdale, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Roger David Denby Weiner, MD
(610) 595-3360
785 Ohio Ave Ste 3D
Clarksdale, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1973

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Michael R Duckworth
(662) 327-0197
2225 5th St N
Columbus, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Frazier Earl Fyke III, MD
(601) 969-2860
501 Marshall St Ste 101
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Cardiovascular Associates

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Paul E Mullen
(228) 392-7429
1720a Medical Park Dr
Biloxi, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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