Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Rossville GA

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.

Marvin Leon Mills, MD
(706) 861-2955
102 Gross Crescent Cir Ste 303
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Hutcheson Med Ctr, Ft Oglethorpe, Ga; Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn

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Merriman Clark Colvard
(706) 861-1726
102 Gross Crescent Circle
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Mark Charles Thel, MD
(423) 697-2000
2501 Citico Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1986

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William Powers Warren, MD
(423) 697-2000
2501 Citico Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1996

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Carol Lynn Gruver, MD
(423) 698-2435
2205 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1984

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David C Bosshardt
(706) 861-0004
102 Gross Crescent Cir
Ft Oglethorpe, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Merriman C Colvard Jr, MD
(706) 861-1726
102 Gross Crescent Cir Ste 300
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1966

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Steven Kenneth Austin, MD
(423) 698-2435
2515 Desales Ave Ste 205
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1990

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John Ronald Morgan, MD
(423) 622-9024
1420 Shawhan Ter
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: T C Thompson Childrens Hosp, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Arlinger Medical Ctr

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Harold David Head
(423) 624-5233
2108 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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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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