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2009-05-18 23:51:33

Cardiac abnormalities in some marathon runners following competition are temporary, and do not result in damage to the heart muscle, Canadian researchers say. Researchers at the University of Manitoba say the study involved the first use of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in a post-marathon setting. The study examined the cardiac health of 14 runners who participated in the full 2008 Manitoba Marathon in Winnipeg.

2009-04-20 12:07:00

NEW ORLEANS, April 20 /PRNewswire/ - Eating beans and peas every day is not only good for you; it can help fight cardiovascular disease - the number one cause of death worldwide. A new clinical study by researchers at the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM) shows that daily consumption of pulses - beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas - leads to major improvements in blood vessel function in individuals with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a condition in...


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.