Chapter 14 Internet Research

Chapter 14 Internet Research - of vitamin D in the blood...

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Shannon Sterling HHP200 Internet Research Chapter 12 Site URL: Name of site: Natural Optimal Vitamin D levels & Acai fight arterial plaque, lower heart disease risk. Summary of site visit: Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine found that by increasing the levels of vitamin D circulating through the blood improved cardiovascular health and dramatically reduced the risk of heart disease and heart attack. The study included over 550 adults with an average age of 47 years. Researchers observed the participants’ blood vessels ability to relax and measured their elasticity. The arterial elasticity was directly related to about
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Unformatted text preview: of vitamin D in the blood; the higher the deficiency in vitamin D the higher degree of hardening in the blood vessels. Acai juice was found to have a powerful anti-inflammatory benefit that protects the delicate coronary arteries from hardening and protects against the development of atherosclerosis by inhibiting pro-inflammatory compounds known as cytokines that promote arterial thickening and the beginning stage of heart disease. Acai juice was also shown to lower levels of lipid peroxidation, a process that causes normal LDL cholesterol to combine with oxygen and incorporate with other materials to become arterial plaque....
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This note was uploaded on 10/31/2011 for the course HHP HHP 200 * taught by Professor Miles,helenm during the Spring '10 term at Fort Hays.

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