25 The American Heart Association Antioxidants and Heart Disease The American Heart AssociationDOES NOT support the use of vitamin E supplementation to reduce the risk of heart disease and they strongly discourage the use of beta carotene supplements which have been associated with an increased risk of cancer, particularly among smokers.
26Dark Chocolate Flavonoid-rich; powerful antioxidant Improves vascular functionDecreases platelet adhesionDecreases blood pressureNo more than 1-2 small squares daily
27Homocysteine & Heart Disease What elevates homocysteine? Genetics (defective gene) Chronic Kidney Disease ; Diabetes Cigarette smoking; Alcoholism AgeHomocysteine levels are 40 times more predictive of heart attack or stroke than Cholesterol levels!!