Tagged: atherosclerosis

Banana peel and heart disease

Banana Peel Blocks Artery Disease

Researchers from China Pharmaceutical University’s Department of Physiology have determined that a banana peel extract blocks the ability of oxidized LDL-cholesterol from sticking to and damaging artery walls. This means that the molecule blocks the process of artery plaque build up. The molecule,...

lycopene and tomatoes

Tomatoes Reduce Hardening of Arteries

New research has confirmed that lycopene, the carotenoid that makes tomatoes red, lowers the risk of hardening of the arteries. A 2011 study from researchers at the San Camillo de Lellis Hospital Cardiology Unit in Foggia, Italy, used ultrasonic testing and blood tests...

iron

Iron Involved in LDL Oxidation

Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine have discovered that iron is involved in the process of oxidation of low-density lipoproteins, also known as LDL. The oxydation of LDL and high levels of LDL-cholesterol in the bloodstream have been linked to artery damage...

Surfing

Surfer Dies of Heart Disease at Age 32

A preliminary release of the autopsy and toxicology report for pro surfer Andy Irons indicates the 32-year old surfer died of severe coronary artery disease caused by atherosclerosis. Pathology consultant J.M. Di Maio, M.D. commented that Mr. Irons’ arteries were narrowed by as...