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Vegetarian diet greatly reduces risk of dying from heart disease; New stroke guidelines from the American Stroke Association
Vegetarian diet greatly reduces risk of dying from heart disease; New stroke guidelines from the American Stroke Association

(February 2, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Oxford - Vegetarians are at significantly reduced risk of dying from heart disease, according to a report published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers studied nearly 45,000 adults, 34% of whom were vegetarian. Participants were recruited throughout the 1990s and were followed until 2009. After accounting for risk factors such as age, smoking, alcohol consumption, socioeconomic background and physical activity levels, researchers found that vegetarians were at 32% reduced risk of being hospitalized or dying from heart disease--when compared to those who ate meat and fish.

From South Carolina - Stroke patients should receive treatment within 60 minutes of arriving at the hospital, according to new recommendations published in Stroke. The new guidelines, prepared by the American Stroke Association, recommend clot-dissolving treatment within 60 minutes of arrival, and if feasible, immediate transfer to the closest available stroke centre. Administration of tPA must be given within 4.5 hours of symptom onset.

 
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