Tag Archives: Blood

Blood test for specific metabolites could reveal blocked arteries

A Duke Health pilot project suggests that in the near future, a blood test could show whether arteries carrying blood to the heart are narrow or blocked, a risk factor for heart disease. According to the 40-person study published in the journal PLOS ONE, emergency patients who underwent a treadmill stress test and showed signs… Read More »

The Nicotinamide Riboside Supplement Improves Blood Pressure

According to a study, blood pressure and arterial health is improved in individuals consuming a natural dietary supplement known as  nicotinamide riboside, a recently discovered type of vitamin B3, especially in individuals having mild hypertension. The study found that after nicotinamide riboside supplementation, systolic blood pressure was about 10 points lower in individuals having elevated… Read More »