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Following on from the alert that codeine can be fatal in the under-18s, new research has discovered that other painkillers—the NSAIDs (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs), which include ibuprofen, naproxen and diclofenac—increase the risk of heart failure.
If you’ve got a heart condition, you’re twice as likely to stay alive by eating a Mediterranean diet—rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and oils—than taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug.
Although these over-the-counter and prescription pills are the modern standby for every ache and pain, what Big Pharma hasn’t told you about the risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs could just kill you, as Celeste McGovern discovers
People with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids—either from fish or supplements—are less likely to suffer a fatal heart attack. Strangely, the fish oils don’t prevent a heart attack; they just increase your chances—by 10 per cent—that you won’t die from it.
A glass of beetroot juice every day improves your blood pressure—even if you’re elderly and you’ve already suffered heart failure. The juice, rich in inorganic nitrates, also improves your endurance for aerobic exercise.
Fructose-often used as a 'healthier' alternative sweetener in fruit juices and drinks-can trigger uncontrolled growth of the heart, leading to heart failure, new research has found
Digoxin, the heart failure drug that's been used in medicine in some form for more than 200 years, increases the risk of death by nearly 30 per cent
People who've suffered heart failure dramatically reduce their chances of dying or suffering more heart problems if they supplement with coenzyme Q10, a major new study has found