Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Decatur AL

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.

Tracy Lynn Neal
(256) 340-5185
1121 Somerville Rd Se
Decatur, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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James Danl Murphy, MD
(256) 351-0688
1215 7th St SE Ste 120
Decatur, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1988

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Henry J Chen, MD
(256) 539-4080
1215 7th St SE Ste 120
Decatur, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
English, Chinese
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Decatur General Hosp, Decatur, Al; Huntsville Hosp-West, Huntsville, Al
Group Practice: Heart Center

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Shichi Cheng, MD
(256) 351-0688
1215 7th St SE Ste 120
Decatur, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1992

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Ashish Kumar Basu
(256) 351-0688
2424 Danville Rd Sw
Decatur, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Matthew J Mick
(256) 340-5185
1121 Somerville Rd Se
Decatur, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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James C Gilmore
(256) 350-4902
1101 Somerville Rd Se
Decatur, AL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Luis Nicolas Villanueva
(256) 340-5185
1121 Somerville Rd Se
Decatur, AL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Terrill Applewhite, MD
Decatur, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1997

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Gocha Saliashvili
(256) 351-0688
2424 Danville Rd Sw
Decatur, AL
Specialty
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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