Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Valley AL

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.

Albert Lucian Cousins, MD
(334) 756-0822
39 Medical Park
Valley, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1970

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Michael Lamont Aikens
(334) 826-5577
3320 Skyway Dr
Opelika, AL
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Patricia Barbara Gurczak, MD
PO Box 2145
Opelika, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1985

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John Wayne Mitchell, MD
(334) 705-1710
2000 Pepperell Pkwy
Opelika, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1980

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Thomas B Gore
(706) 884-2641
1551 Doctors Dr
Lagrange, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Steve Gary Hubbard
(334) 528-1720
2000 Pepperell Pkwy
Opelika, AL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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William Ross Davis, MD
(334) 704-0307
2123 Executive Park Dr
Opelika, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: East Alabama Med Ctr, Opelika, Al
Group Practice: East Alabama Cardiovascularl Associates; East Alabama Medical

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Lee Douglass Roberson
(334) 528-1720
2000 Pepperell Pkwy
Opelika, AL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Michael Aikens, MD
(334) 826-5577
2123 Executive Park Dr
Opelika, AL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1992

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James Peter Monahan, MD
303 Smith St
Lagrange, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: St Therese Med Ctr, Waukegan, Il
Group Practice: Northern Lake Medical Ltd

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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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