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.

Sonya Mariam Vaziri, MD
(617) 421-6050
45 Holbrook St
Jamaica Plain, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1985

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Alberto Ramirez
(617) 522-6010
1153 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Thomas Andrew Gaziano
(617) 983-4100
640 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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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 Maurice Brockington, MD
(617) 524-0371
1153 Centre St Ste 40
Boston, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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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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Chester H Conrad
(857) 364-5579
150 S Huntington Ave
Boston, MA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Andrew Huvos, MD, FACC
(617) 983-7987
1153 Centre St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Charles Joseph Vaughan, MD
150 S Huntington Ave
Boston, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Of Cork, Nat'L Univ Of Ireland, Fac Of Med, Cork
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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