Sunshine Coast Cardiology regularly publishes news articles related to cardiology.

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Not All Vegetarian, Plant-Based Diets Equal for CHD Risk

After two decades of follow-up in more than 200,000 adults, researchers found that adherence to a plant-based diet rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes was associated with a substantially lower relative risk of coronary heart disease (CHD).

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10 Tech Advances That Can Change Medicine

Last year, I put out my first top 10 tech list, and it received a lot of interest. So here is this year’s list, not in any rank order. There are more important advances than I list here, but I have focused on the ones that can make a real difference for patients.

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For John Mellencamp and Other Smokers

This is for Mr Mellencamp and all smokers: Quitting smoking is the very best bet to have more “time to put things right.” Please don’t let your time run out too soon and leave us wanting more. And please, don’t ever let it be said that those of us who care stopped trying.

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Heart disease is one of the leading killers in the UK.

Heart disease is one of the leading killers in the UK. According to the British Heart Foundation, heart attacks lead to one hospital visit every three minutes. They are caused by a decrease in blood flow to the heart, usually as a result of coronary heart disease. Symptoms may include sudden chest pain or a

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Studies Suggest Cardiovascular Sweet Spot at Two Drinks per Day

This article was by By Patrice Wendling February 28, 2017 TORONTO, ON and LONDON, UK — Two new studies provide reassuring evidence that drinking two alcoholic beverages per day is not harmful to cardiovascular health. The first study[1], a meta-analysis of 36 trials, found that reducing alcohol intake lowered blood pressure in a dose-dependent fashion.

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Mediterranean Diet With Olive Oil Boosted HDL Function: PREDIMED

In an article by by  Patrice Wendling February 13, 2017 appearing at, more evidence was presented for the beneficial effects of a mediterranian style diet: BARCELONA, SPAIN — More research suggests that a Mediterranean-style diet supplemented with either virgin olive oil or mixed nuts enhances the function of HDL cholesterol[1]. In a subset of

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The Amount of Exercise Needed to Reduce All-Cause Mortality

This article originally appeared in According to Dr. JoAnn Manson, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, two recent reports from the UK (England and Scotland) shed light on several key questions about physical activity and health, including how much, how often, and what type is best. Current physical activity

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Coronary Artery Calcification Predicts All-Cause Mortality

by  Lara C. Pullen, PhD July 06, 2015 original source:          The extent of coronary artery calcification (CAC) is an accurate predictor of 15-year mortality in asymptomatic individuals, according to a new study published online July 6 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Leslee J. Shaw, PhD, from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta,

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