14 votes

Are the Apollo astronauts experiencing heart disease at a higher than average rate?

The basic answer is: we don't know. If you look at the original paper, you will find table 2, which shows that the number of people in the Apollo Lunar Astronauts group was 7 (n=7). Of those, 43% (...
TheBlackCat's user avatar
  • 1,171
12 votes

Does the heart pump blood through arteries?

Your reasoning is faulty. You assume that the capillaries are a single tube of length 60,000 miles. In fact they are many tubes running in parallel, so the flow of blood is divided between parallel ...
Paul Johnson's user avatar
  • 16.6k
10 votes

Did a CDC Study confirm a 13,200% increase in Autoimmune Heart Disease After Covid-19 mRNA Vaccines were administered?

Short Answer: "13,200%" increase: Maybe? Leaves out key information. Any increase: Yes. Multiple studies have shown an increase. According to the study, the vast majority of patients ...
Lee's user avatar
  • 109
7 votes

How legit is this graph of heart disease and cancer vs unrefined plant foods?

The graph is incorrect. I will just look at Hungary vs. Greece for now, but other counties' data are available at the same source. Hungary.........Greece Coronary ...
DavePhD's user avatar
  • 107k
7 votes

Does sunflower oil reduce LDL ("bad") cholesterol more than olive oil?

According to the mentioned study review, when used instead of butter, sunflower oil was associated with greater reduction of total and LDL cholesterl than olive oil. No other blood parameters or ...
Jan's user avatar
  • 5,022
5 votes

Are the Apollo astronauts experiencing heart disease at a higher than average rate?

If the question is: Are the Apollo astronauts experiencing heart disease at a higher than average rate? The answer is possibly, but the data is not rock-solid. Otherwise, if you ask if the ...
Federico's user avatar
  • 1,810
4 votes

Root canals cause heart attacks?

There has been talk of link between gum disease and heart disease for quite some time. There is an article discussing how Streptococcus bacteria can migrate from the mouth to the heart here: How ...
Beauregard Slim's user avatar
3 votes

Can hickeys induce a heart attack / stroke?

There seem to be two cases where hickeys may have caused strokes. One in 2010 in New Zealand and one in 2016 in Mexico. The case from 2016 is probably too recent to be mentioned in any papers, but ...
tim's user avatar
  • 51.9k
3 votes

Is cholesterol a significant factor in Heart Attacks?

It is not clear whether statin treatment is beneficial in a primary prevention setting, that is in people without prevalent CVD who are at relatively lower risk. The recent results of the JUPITER ...
Richard Stanzak's user avatar
3 votes

Root canals cause heart attacks?

According to current research, there is no definitive evidence that root canals lead to heart attacks or heart disease. However, the reverse may be true: research suggests that heart disease may lead ...
Giter's user avatar
  • 11.4k
2 votes

Do COVID-19 vaccines cause myocarditis in younger men at a rate higher than the virus?

This is probably a (biased) extract from a study like this (Hippisley-Cox et al.), that did look at age groups specifically: Subgroup analyses by age showed that the increased risk of events ...
the gods from engineering's user avatar
2 votes

Can skipping breakfast increase risk of heart disease?

Note: I could only find studies that either (1) correlated some sort of cardiovascular disease or (2) some sort of cardiovascular risk factor with skipping breakfast. Thus, there were articles that ...
Barry Harrison's user avatar
2 votes

Does red meat increase the risk of heart disease?

More recent studies confirm the correlation between red meat and TMAO, and between TMAO and heart disease, as mentioned in @tst's answer. … Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) is a dietary byproduct that ...
Ray Butterworth's user avatar
1 vote

Are the new lower bounds for "high blood pressure" associated with a doubling of risk of complications?

I was expecting to find plenty of evidence to support the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. After all: They were written by a panel of 21 scientists and health ...
Oddthinking's user avatar
  • 143k
1 vote

Are the Apollo astronauts experiencing heart disease at a higher than average rate?

Some problems with that article... A total of 30 astronauts traveled outside the magnetosphere of the earth: three astronauts on ten missions: Apollo 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17. Not all ...
tj1000's user avatar
  • 195

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible