Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Universal City TX

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 Roeth, MD
(210) 615-1366
4330 Medical Dr
San Antonio, TX
Business
William Craig MD
Specialties
Cardiology

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Sheri Yvonne N Boyd, MD
(210) 916-3525
21246 Osage Trl
Garden Ridge, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1988

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Armistead Landon Wellford
(210) 804-6000
1933 Ne Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Andrew J West
(210) 804-6000
1933 Ne Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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John Fortune Seaworth, MD
(210) 804-6000
17 Myrtlewood
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1976

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Jone Geimer Flanders, DO
(210) 658-0010
5000 Baptist Health Dr
Schertz, TX
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sceince, Des Moines, IA 50312
Graduation Year: 1992

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Edmond Joseph Leroux
(210) 804-6000
1933 Ne Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Gregory A Buser
(210) 804-6000
1933 Ne Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Edmond Joseph Leroux Jr, MD
(210) 804-6000
1933 NE Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Northeast Baptist Hospital, San Antonio, Tx; Northeast Methodist Hospital, Live Oak, Tx
Group Practice: Heart & Vascular Institute

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Richard Frederick Wilks, MD
(210) 804-6000
1933 NE Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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