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Yes, if BBC news is to be trusted. Gran's heart attack on jet with medics When the stewardess put out the call: "Is there a doctor on the plane", 15 cardiologists stood up to help 67-year-old Dorothy Fletcher. The doctors were en route to Orlando for a heart conference.


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On that related question, there was a deleted answer that stated the following (All that follows is a direct copy/paste from that deleted answer): The study they appear to be referencing for their statement is "Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation from a Cellular Phone on Human Sperm Motility: An In Vitro Study" (Erogul, Oztas, et, 2006, source) To ...


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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% (or a total of 3) died from cardiovascular disease. In general you can't use such small sample sizes to draw conclusions in this sort of situation. According to ...


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Maybe. According to this study, patients with congestive heart failure tend to unconsciously avoid sleeping on their left side, whereas healthy patients don't display this avoidance. The reason for this avoidance is unknown, though the paper offers several lines of speculation, ranging from discomfort to various forms of cardiac impairment. As far as I ...


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Short answer: Chelation does not work to unclog arteries. There were enough advertised claims, without evidence, that the FDA wrote a warning in 2010. (via the Wikipedia article on Chelation therapy) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today warned eight companies that their over-the-counter (OTC) chelation products are unapproved drugs and devices and ...


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Check out "Blood cholesterol and vascular mortality by age, sex, and blood pressure: a meta-analysis of individual data from 61 prospective studies with 55 000 vascular deaths", from The Lancet, Volume 370, Issue 9602, Pages 1829 - 1839, 1 December 2007. [Ref] Studies on Hypercholesterolemia (High cholesterol) generally find that ...cardiovascular ...


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There are a handfull of instances of people surviving much higher falls from plane crashes. Vesna Vulović is one such person. The Straight Dope also mentions a case were someone survived a jump from the Golden Gate Bridge. From this we can safely conclude that that if it was indeed the shock that kills, It definitely doesn't occur 100% of the time, so it is ...


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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 Heart Disease.....30.29%..........26.17% Lung Cancers................7.84%...........6.81% Colon-Rectum Cancers........4.70%...........2.67% Breast Cancer.....


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Not quite In 2000-2001, 2010-2011, and 2012-2013, roughly 30% of deaths over 65 in the USA were due to heart disease (30.9, 30.5, and 29.8). Source: CDC Perhaps the advertisement simply misstated the claim. Not 30% of those alive, just 30% of the deaths. Also, this is all heart disease, not just heart attacks. As the other answer notes, overall ...


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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 cavity-causing microbes invade heart A statistical study looking at tooth loss and heart disease also talks about a potential link, and seems to have eliminated ...


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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 health outcomes were compared. From the original paper (they included randomized trials lasting >3 weeks): Effects of oils and solid fats on blood lipids: a ...


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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 following is true: Apollo astronauts dying of heart disease at 4-5X the rate of normal humans This is a misreading of the original study, and is false strictly ...


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This doesn't even pass the smell test. See any spot on that graph where 30% of people die in a year? Even at 85 which is the top of the graph you see less than half that rate.


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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 trial1 have fuelled an intense debate whether statins should be given for primary prevention of CVD. http://ebm.bmj.com/content/16/1/8.full?keytype=ref&siteid=...


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Yes, it does increase the risk for chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases. Red meat consumption is associated with an increased risk of total, cardiovascular disease, and cancer mortality. Substitution of other healthy protein sources for red meat is associated with a lower mortality risk. Source: Pan A, Sun Q, Bernstein AM, Schulze MB, ...


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Yes, it does. Radiation therapy is well known in the medical community to be associated with future cardiovascular problems. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2003 Jan; 45(1):55-75. Radiation-associated cardiovascular disease. Adams MJ, Hardenbergh PH, Constine LS, Lipshultz SE. PubMed, Open access full text. Cardiol Rev. 2012 Jul-Aug; 20(4):184-8. Radiation-...


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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 here is the case report for the 2010 case, published by the New Zealand Medical Association: We report on an interesting case of blunt carotid artery trauma ...


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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 to needing a root canal, and is a potential source of the anecdotal evidence used to support the 'root canal causes heart attacks' idea. In short: there is ...


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Question: Does red meat increase the risk of heart disease? My answer: Consumption of red meat was associated with increased risk of heart disease in some, but not all, studies, which suggests that some common red meat ingredient, like sodium or other preservatives, rather than red meat by itself may be the actual risk factor. http://circheartfailure....


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As was suggested in the comment to the above answer, the premise "Clearly fats increase the amount of cholesterol in our blood" is not all that clear when you look at the literature. I'm hesitant to make this answer on a skeptics site, because ... well ... you should be skeptical when someone challenges such a long held scientific consensus. Before beginning ...


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Heart Disease There are multiple peer reviewed studies that point the link between meat-eating and heart disease, as well as meat consumption causing people to die earlier. Risk of hospitalization or death from ischemic heart disease among British vegetarians and nonvegetarians: results from the EPIC-Oxford cohort study This was an experiment that ...


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Stair climbing machine is pretty intense cardio exercise, but still not even remotely as intense as running a marathon, playing an ice hockey game, or playing a soccer game in hot weather. Yet those people are alive and well. All of them have enlarged hearts. Athletic heart syndrome - common in athletes who routinely exercise more than an hour a day - is a ...


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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 state "It is generally accepted that skipping breakfast is associated with higher incidences of cardiovascular disease." but not "Skipping breakfast was shown to ...


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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 experts who reviewed more than 900 published studies. However, the research I found went in the opposite direction. I am not convinced that it is sufficient to ...


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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 landed on the moon, but all traveled to the moon, outside of the earth's magnetic influence, which is the premise of the article. The study used seven lunar ...


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Your article is too long to address every piece of evidence in this format where we are limited to 30,000 characters. But there are problems even between the article and the evidence. For example, in the section on Randomized Controlled Trials on Wheat, you say: This advice resulted on a 22% death increase: However this result bordered on ...


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