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A British study suggests getting a seasonal flu shot can not only prevent the flu -- it may also prevent heart attacks in some people.
9, from Dutch Settlement, N.S. receives a seasonal flu shot and the H1N1 flu vaccine at a health clinic in Elmsdale, N.S. on Tuesday
The study, by researchers from the United Kingdom, looked at 78 706 patients aged 40 years or older from 379 family practices in England and Wales. Of the total, 16 012 had had a heart attack and 8472 of these patients had been vaccinated. The researchers found that influenza vaccination within the past year was associated with a significantly reduced rate of heart attack. However, pneumococcal vaccination showed no additional benefit.
It's believed that inflammation caused by influenza may cause plaque inside
coronary arteries to break off and cause a heart attack.
Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
Once again more meaningless studies without proof, this nothing more then to promote the H1N1 flu vaccine afterall CP24 local or rather (Government news) have been promoting the H1N1 flu vaccine since day one.