Posts Tagged ‘Heart Disease’

Cardiovascular disease consists of disorders involving the heart, blood vessels and the circulating blood. Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada, the first is cancer . Worldwide, heart disease is the primary cause of death. Also known as coronary artery disease, heart disease occurs when the bloo…

Folate and folic acid are forms of a water-soluble B vitamin (B9). Folate occurs naturally in foods and folic acid is the synthetic form of the vitamin. All B vitamins help the body convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is used to produce energy. These B vitamins, often referred to as B-complex vitami…

Women’s health needs are different than the needs of men due to social and environmental factors and a difference in genetic make-up. The life expectancy of women worldwide is on average longer than men; however, women tend to experience poorer treatment outcomes for the same chronic diseases. Furthermore, women are tr…