Heart Beat: March 2017

Silent or mild heart attacks may go unnoticed in people with a high tolerance for pain, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association has long recommended the consumption of one gram daily of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to help lower the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). While moderate alcohol consumption may afford some heart-health benefits, excessive drinking appears to increase the risks of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), heart failure, and heart attack to the same degree as type 2 diabetes.
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