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The cardiovascular system is comprised of the heart and the network of arteries, veins, and capillaries that carries blood throughout the body. The average adult male has between 5-6 liters of blood while the average adult female has 4-5 liters. Blood transports oxygen and essential nutrients to all of the living cells in the body, and also carries waste products from the tissues to the systems of the body through which they are removed.
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Cardiovascular disease: Dietary cholesterol may not raise risk

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 08:00
Following heart-healthy dietary patterns may be the best choice for keeping cholesterol at healthy levels and arteries in good shape.

What to know about dysarthria

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 04:00
Dysarthria is a type of speech disorder that occurs due to muscle weakness. Learn about the causes of dysarthria and the available treatment options here.

What causes acid reflux and shortness of breath?

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 22:00
Discover the association between acid reflux and shortness of breath. We also outline the symptoms of acid reflux, and the treatment options available.

Widowmaker heart attack: Everything you need to know

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 20:00
A widowmaker heart attack occurs when a blood clot or cholesterol deposit blocks the left anterior descending artery. Learn more here.

FDA approve fish oil drug for cardiovascular disease

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 16:00
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have recently approved a new fish oil-based drug to help prevent cardiovascular events in people already at risk.

Could hot chili peppers reduce mortality risk?

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 11:00
A study finds that those who regularly eat hot chilis have a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease compared with those who eat chilis rarely.

How fish oil might reduce inflammation

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 17:00
A recent study showed that an enriched fish oil supplement reduced inflammation by increasing certain anti-inflammatory molecules in the blood.