Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Roslindale MA

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.

Jeffrey Scott Cohen, MD
(617) 983-7420
1153 Centre St Ste 4930
Boston, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1989

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Christopher C Pickett, MD
(617) 667-8000
11 Grandview St
Roslindale, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 2000

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Lisa Mielniczuk, MD
25 Castleton St Apt 1
Jamaica Plain, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Joseph Michael Garasic, MD
(617) 726-0712
28 Beaufort Rd
Jamaica Plain, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1994

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Alberto Ramirez, MD, FACC
(617) 983-7441
1153 Centre St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Gary Brockington
(617) 522-5800
1153 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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G Brandon Atkins, MD, PHD
(617) 726-9292
29 Cerdan Ave
Roslindale, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Allison C Richardson, MD
(617) 667-4700
20 Alveston St
Jamaica Plain, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1995

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Ronald Paul Pigeon, MD
(617) 325-4445
19 Cornell St
Roslindale, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1999

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Oscar Harold lee Bing
(617) 232-9500
150 S Huntington Ave
Boston, MA
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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