Flu Vaccine Jab Can Halve Cardiac Risk


"The flu vaccine provided an approximate 50% reduction in the risk of a heart attack or stroke compared with a placebo after one year of follow-up."

The flu jab may ward off heart attacks as well as offering protection from the infectious disease, according to a study.

Researchers found that the jab can reduce the risk of a heart attack by 50% and cardiac deaths by 40%.

They said the influenza vaccine could be an important treatment for maintaining heart health and protecting against cardiovascular events, such as strokes and heart attacks.

Cardiologist Jacob Udell and his team looked at published clinical trials on the subject dating back to the 1960s.

"For those who had the flu shot, there was a pretty strong risk reduction," he said. . .View Full Article

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