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Flaxseed: The true superfood?

By Swati Shetty, Every morning my parents make a hearty bowl of oatmeal and mix in their one and only miracle ingredient: flaxseed powder. According to nutrition experts, this seed is supposed to help lower cholesterol levels in the blood and promote a healthy cardiovascular system. However, does recent research support these claims and how [...]

By |June 7th, 2018|Article|0 Comments

Understanding Heart Attacks

In Canada, 2.4 million adults over the age of 20 live with diagnosed heart disease.1 Among these adults, as well as the general population, there is a high incidence of heart attack, with men being two times more likely to suffer a heart attack than women.1 According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, [...]

By |May 24th, 2018|Article|0 Comments

The Mediterranean diet and your cardiovascular health

By Aleksandar Borisov, Canadian healthcare in the 21st century is at an important crossroads. Over the past 50 years, Canadians’ needs have changed, however, our healthcare system has remained almost unchanged. What was once an effective healthcare system equipped well to deal with acute disease is today struggling in certain aspects and ranked 9th out [...]

By |May 8th, 2018|Article|0 Comments

SCBC Research – “HRE Study”- NOW RECRUITING!

In healthy individuals, systolic blood pressure (BP) increases in a stepwise manner with increasing exercise intensity. The increased systolic BP during exercise is largely due to increased cardiac output, which is generated to meet the increased demand for oxygenated blood in active muscular beds. However, some individuals present with abnormally exaggerated rise in systolic BP [...]

By |December 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Human Adaptations to Endurance Running and Present Day Dysevolution

By Aleksandar Borisov,   When my exercise physiology professor walked into our lecture one day wearing an absurdly large belt buckle with ‘100’ on it, my classmates and I couldn’t hold back a quiet chuckle. None of us suspected that this was a reward for finishing a 100-miles-in-a-day ultramarathon. That remains one of my most [...]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Article|0 Comments

Fitness and Fido: Cardiovascular health for you and your pet!

By Johanna Fee,   Animal companions are known for the positive impact they have on their owner’s lives, but how can they affect our cardiovascular and overall health? The presence of a pet has the ability to positively influence blood pressure, increase fitness levels, and increase the likelihood of heart attack survival. However, they can [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Article|0 Comments

Live better, Sleep longer: An insight to the effects of sleep deprivation

By Kenzie MacDonald,   Based on reports from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the National Institute of Health recommends that adults over the age of 18 get 7-8 hours of sleep a night in order to feel refreshed.1 Although we may be aware or these recommendations, it has been reported that nearly one-third [...]

By |September 7th, 2017|Article|0 Comments

How Do Performance Enhancing Drugs Affect Cardiovascular Health

By Aliza Hirsch,   Exercise has the power to confer extensive health benefits. However, at extreme levels, there are those athletes and competitors who are willing to sacrifice their wellbeing for the sake of improved performance. Despite the recent stricter enforcement of drug testing and punishment for drug use amongst competitive athletes, the use of [...]

By |August 18th, 2017|Article|0 Comments

Orthorexia Nervosa: Classification

By Johanna Fee, Orthorexia nervosa is an eating behavior. It is an obsession of eating only foods deemed ‘biologically pure’ or ‘healthy’. It includes severe limitation of diet, coupled with obsessive thoughts about food consumption, and can lead to social isolation. [1] This issue may be augmented by current trends in health and diet such [...]

By |July 6th, 2017|Article, Uncategorized|0 Comments

SportsCardiologyBC Physician Engagement Initiative!

Spearheaded by Medical Lead Dr. Saul Isserow, SportsCardiologyBC built a successful proposal to undertake a physician engagement initiative at UBC Hospital aimed at improving collaboration between physicians from the spread out Vancouver sites of UBC, St. Paul's, Women and Children's, VGH and GF Strong. The program will include 'spin' cycling classes twice/week within the SCBC's [...]

By |June 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments