Skip to comments.The Shot That Prevents Heart Attacks
Posted on 11/26/2012 10:01:36 PM PST by shove_it
If youre tempted to skip your flu shot, consider this: Getting vaccinated cuts risk for a heart attack or stroke by up to 50 percent, according to two studies presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.
Scientists from TIMU Study Group and Network for Innovation in Clinical Research analyzed published clinical trials involving a total of 3,227 patients, half of whom had been diagnosed with heart disease. Participants, whose average age was 60, were randomly assigned to either receive flu vaccine or a placebo shot, then their health was tracked for 12 months.
Those who got the flu shot were 50 percent less likely to suffer major cardiac events (such as heart attacks or strokes) and 40 percent less likely to die of cardiac causes. Similar trends were found in patients with and without previous heart disease. The findings suggest that flu vaccine is a heart vaccine, lead study author Jacob Udell told Fox News.
Why do flu shots help prevent heart attacks? [...]
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As far as I’m concerned this is just another reason to skip the shot.
What a bunch of BS....read the comments after the article....
I don’t need a reason to skip the flu shot.
Something just isn’t right with this study...
It’s like saying....”Those who root for the Alabama school with red helmets are more likely to see winning football than those who root for the Alabama school with white helmets”
They explain it fully in the article that you didn’t bother to read.
Lots of looney comments for sure. The dark ages have returned. It is sad to also see that there are so few educated and enlightened FReepers left.
Oh another study funded by a government. Kinda like the government funded hoax called global warming . Sure there is no agenda and it’s all fake but accurate. I don’t trust anything from the media or government. government doesn’t work. I wonder why they want us to take the flu shot so badly? Any ideas?
It’s pretty interesting. It kind of debunks all of the cholesterol-high fat-sedentary lifestyle theories of heart disease. Or at least a good portion of it.
These studies are so stupid. I learned that me punching you in the face increases your anger 10 fold.
Maybe the ignorant are just more vocal in response to articles like this.
Oh, really? I’ll stick with my fish oil, Vit D3 and niacin...thank you.... The flu shot only covers something like 1-2 different viruses.....and there are MANY more out there....So, WHICH version of the “flu” does this particular shot cover?
If this is so, maybe the reason why is that fewer flus means fewer strenuous coughs, which in turn can stress the circulatory system. Just a guess. It’s worth investigating to see if it’s true. Vaccines of any sort are a health trade off, and if I were king I’d make them all voluntary.
Uh oh. Lisa Collier Cool must have missed this piece of the puzzle.
“Ill stick with my fish oil, Vit D3 and niacin...”
I’m with you. I’ve added natto to my daily regime. Check it out.
My father got the flu shot religeously and chastized me for skipping it. He died of a massive stroke anyway inspite of this and including watching his weight, diet, and taking meds for the last 20 years. So much for this propaganda.
” - - - I wonder why they want us to take the flu shot so badly? Any ideas? “
Big pharma makes billions off them. And their minions go back and forth into big gov.
I think I heard on coasttocoast that they can make CHIPS small enough to fit the injectors. hmmmmm did I also hear someone who knew they were making chips by the zillions ...
Your reading comprehension isn’t too good.
They didn't say it totally eliminated the risk, did they?
So much for this propaganda.
Kind of like saying you know someone who died in a fire even though he had a smoke alarm, therefore smoke alarms are useless.
I have not had a flu shot since 1978. I am still alive.
I can say, this does not correlate with my personal experience in a hospital environment. Maybe they should claim flu shots cure cancer or supercharge your sex life. Of course, my finding are not government funded and documented, just 25 years of observation. I have not had a flu shot since the military mandate... that would be 20 years. Might have had one mild case of the flu. A simple does of Walmart Mag-Zinc for an immune boost while people cough and spread their vaccination all around me. In the medical field I have a high exposure to every acute infection endemic to our region. Happy, healthy and full of energy.
if you want to be niave enough to believe this rubbish, it’s your preference
50 percent of the participants have heart disease.
50 percent of the participants receiving flu shots did not have a heart attack.
Sounds like they gave flu shots to the healthy 50 percent, and then concluded the clinical trial was a success. Who funded this?
Magnesium, potassium, vitamin E, fish oil, Lisinopril and an aspirin work for me. Creds to FReeper Swordmaker(?) on the magnesium and potassium suppliments. They took care of chest pains and heart discomfort I had when sleeping on my right side.
How can you skip something you have never done? Getting the shot is not the default position.
So.....this is being piloted as ObamaCare therapy for a heart attack? A freegin’ flu shot?!!!!!
Can we just stop already with promoting products for pharma !!!!!!!!!!!!
It is not productive to make and take pills unnecessarily.
Money (=time=work) spent on something that is not needed.
Just go write a check every day to a pharma company for $500. Go ahead, do it !!!
Studies show, if you do that, you’ll live forever.
The objective of this article is to encourage dependency on government and its cronies.
Yep - let my wife talk me into the shot this year after missing the last 6 years - been sick on and off for 7 weeks with something that won't let go. She's also been sick since a week after getting hers and is going on 5 weeks of being sick. Time to swear off the shots for good.
Boy oh boy are they pushing this shot hard this year.. next thing you know they will claim it reduces global warming and cures cancer.. lol
I wonder when people will question as to WHY there is such a hard push to get this garbage in people’s arms every year.
Actually they do, heart attacks tend to be preceded by respiratory infection, flu shots help prevent those, thus reducing heart attacks.
Which still leaves the old situation of if you don’t get the flu you don’t need the shot. Because it won’t stop people who already don’t get the flu (and subsequent infections) from having non-infection related hear attacks.
I’ve NEVER had one.
I’m going on 85.
I’ve only had the flu once in 14 years.
A search of stories regarding Baxter and European innoculations would be enough to make anyone swear off flu shots forever. Unless they've been scrubbed. Frankly, I don't trust the government any more.
Never trust a woman’s judgement in my experience...a woman ate the apple and got us booted from paradise and women put Obama back in office. Sorry you’re not feeling well, but check Baxter in Europe regarding vaccinations and you will never have another government shot.
Two Baxter videos. Research more if you want...
The Flu Shot is Bull Crap.