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To: Innovative
Actually donating blood twice a year does even better at reducing stroke and an incredible job of reducing heart attacks. Maybe those medieval blood letting doctors knew something after all.

“...The study shows that men who donate blood every six months or so may reduce their risk of having a heart attack by up to 88 percent, and their risk of having a stroke by 33 percent...”

http://www.talkingaboutmenshealth.com/want-to-reduce-your-heart-attack-and-stroke-risk-donate-blood/

5 posted on 03/16/2013 10:07:11 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Robert357

This is very interesting, I haven’t heard of this.

Thanks for posting it.


7 posted on 03/16/2013 10:08:29 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Robert357
“...The study shows that men who donate blood every six months or so may reduce their risk of having a heart attack by up to 88 percent, and their risk of having a stroke by 33 percent...”

Fresh cells. I donate four times a year.

I still think exercise and diet matter more.

8 posted on 03/16/2013 10:13:49 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics is.)
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To: Robert357

Few people who would benefit — older people — would find their blood accepted (due to medications they take). Your statistics are based mostly on younger people who have very few heart attacks and strokes anyway.


20 posted on 03/16/2013 11:12:43 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Robert357

Sweet! I do both!


24 posted on 03/17/2013 12:07:08 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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