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Matti Narkia

'Fat neck' a clue to heart risk - BBC NEWS | Health - 0 views

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    Measuring the thickness of a person's neck may provide as many clues to their risk of developing heart problems as measuring their waist, a study says.
    Researchers from the Framingham Heart Study found even those with relatively trim waistlines appeared to be at greater risk if they had larger necks.
Matti Narkia

The Heart Scan Blog: What your doctor doesn't know about heart disease - 0 views

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    What causes coronary heart disease or coronary atherosclerotic plaque, this thing that we track with heart scans? \n\nWell, here are a few little-publicized facts about heart disease that you are unlikely to hear from your When's-the-next-stent? cardiologist or the What is there besides statins? primary care doctor. \n\n(Since everybody knows that smoking is a modifiable risk for heart disease that can be readily identified, let's focus on the blood tests that reveal heart disease causes.)
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The Heart Scan Blog: "High-dose" Vitamin D - 0 views

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    I stumbled on one of the growing number of local media stories on the power of vitamin D. \nIn one story, a purported "expert" was talking about the benefits of "high-dose" vitamin D, meaning up to 1000, even 2000 units per day. \nI regard this as high-dose---for an infant. \nJudging by my experiences, now numbering well over 1000 patients over three years time, I'd regard this dose range not as "high dose," nor moderate dose, perhaps not even low dose. I'd regard it as barely adequate.
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