Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Park Hills MO

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.

Charles Churchill Freeman, MD
(405) 644-5410
1311 Maple St
Farmington, MO
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: C C Freeman Inc

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Sudhir K Jain, MD
(314) 894-4900
11124 S Towne Sq
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Washington University Division of Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Attila Kovacs
(314) 996-3200
1020 N Mason Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Tillmann Cyrus
(314) 362-1291
4921 Parkview Pl
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Leonard F Fagan Jr, MD
(314) 965-9980
1001 S Kirkwood Rd Ste 100
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Health Center, Saint Louis, Mo; St Joseph Hospital Of Kirkwood, Kirkwood, Mo
Group Practice: Metro Heart Group

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John R Raabe, MD
(314) 965-3032
13358 Manchester Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Optima Heartcare Inc
Specialties
Cardiology

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William R.m. Ogle
(573) 331-6333
1723 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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John P Marbarger
(314) 251-6970
625 S New Ballas Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Michael J Lim
(314) 577-8890
3660 Vista
St Louis, MO
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mark C Johnson
(314) 454-6095
1 Childrens Pl
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Cardiology, Pediatric 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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