Shingles is Linked to Heart Disease and Stroke; The CBCD Explains the Scientific Evidence
Industry: Health & Fitness
Shingles is a risk factor for heart disease, and stroke, according to the journal Neurology. The CBCD reviews the scientific literature and recommends treatments.
New York (PRUnderground) May 29th, 2014
The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) has learned about a new study, which shows that Shingles is linked to both heart disease and stroke. Herpes Zoster, commonly known as “Shingles” is a condition caused by the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV). It increases the risk of transient ischemic attacks (brain dysfunction caused by a loss of blood flow), for stroke, and for myocardial infarctions (heart attacks) (1).
Study authors discovered that the VZV virus increases the risk of stroke, transient ischemic attack, and heart attack dramatically. “Risk factors for vascular disease were significantly increased in cases of HZ compared with controls… (and)…TIA and MI were increased in cases whose HZ occurred when they were younger than 40 years (1).”
According to study authors, the bottom line is that “…conditions that predispose to vascular disease…are significantly more common in subjects with HZ (1).”
“Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus stays in the body in a dormant (inactive) (latent) state. For reasons that are not fully known, the virus can reactivate years later, causing shingles.” (See the CDC’s website last updated on January 10, 2011) (2).
“A reactivation of VZV and an outbreak of Shingles can be bad enough without having to worry about the possibility of heart disease or stroke. That’s why we recommend helping the immune system target the latent Varicella Zoster Virus.” – Greg Bennett, CBCD
A recent post marketing clinical study published in the peer reviewed, medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy, in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs on August 12, 2013 showed that the Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin formula, which includes 5 natural ingredients, safely reduced viral symptoms (3).
Each ingredient of Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin was chosen through a scientific approach. Scientists scanned thousands of scientific and medical papers published in various medical and scientific journals around the world to identify the safest, most effective natural ingredients that target latent viruses (3).
Interested individuals can view the two published studies here, http://cbcd.net/Gene-Eden-VIR-Clinical-Study.php and http://cbcd.net/Gene-Eden-VIR-Decreases-Fatigue-Clinical-Study.php.
The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (http://www.cbcd.net) is a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization under section 501(c) 3 of the IRS tax code. The center’s mission is to advance the research on the biology of chronic disease and to accelerate the discovery of a cure for these diseases.
(1) Herpes zoster as a risk factor for stroke and TIA: A retrospective cohort study in the UK. Published on January 8, 2014.
(2) CDC – Shingles (Herpes Zoster). Last Updated January 10, 2011.
(3) Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing
Clinical Study. Published on August 12, 2013.
The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (http://www.cbcd.net) is a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization under section 501(c) 3 of the IRS tax code. The center’s mission is to advance the research on the biology of chronic disease and to accelerate the discovery of a cure for these diseases. The CBCD first published Dr. Hanan Polansky’s highly acclaimed “Purple” book, entitled “Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease” in 2003. In this book, he explains how foreign DNA fragments can cause many major diseases. The book has been read by more than 5,000 scientists around the world, and has been reviewed in more than 20 leading scientific journals. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.