Latest Kenneth Mukamal Stories

2009-08-13 12:35:00

There's good news for chocoholics: a new study has found that eating chocolate two or more times during the week can reduce a person's risk of heart attack. Writing in the September edition of the Journal of Internal Medicine, Imre Janszky of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and colleagues were the first to show how chocolate can cut the risk of death among patients who have previously suffered a heart attack. "It was specific to chocolate -- we found no benefit to sweets in general,"...

2009-03-10 10:45:00

A new study reported in the journal Neurology has produced some of the first large-scale data on how environmental conditions like weather and even air pollution influence headache pain. Experts say air temperature as well as humidity and barometric pressure are often cited as a reason for headaches. "None of these reasons have been consistently verified. We wanted to find out if we could verify this clinical folklore," said Dr. Kenneth Mukamal, the study's leader. "We also wanted to...

2005-01-04 09:05:00

A glass of red every other day is key, researchers report HealthDayNews -- Moderate drinking has been associated with a lower risk of heart attacks, but the picture has been less clear in the case of stroke. Now, a new study points out just how moderate your drinking has to be to protect against a brain attack: It should be no more than one drink every other day, and the libation of choice should be red wine.Consuming more alcohol than that will invite cardiovascular trouble, the researchers...

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