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  • Know what stress does to your heart? Take a look...
  • Know what stress does to your heart?  Take a look...
    You've heard the saying, 'Stress kills,' right? But when you're in the thick of things, it's hard to separate stressing from living. That's because stress is a normal part of life in today's 'rat race'... Stress can be brought on from physical causes, like lack of sleep or an illness. Emotional stress - or worrying - is another source. And then there's the everyday pressures, like being caug... ››› more
  • [10 July 2018]
  • The link between cardiovascular disease and depression explained
  • The link between cardiovascular disease and depression explained
    Did you know that you're four times more likely to die post heart attack if you're depressed? According to research, up to one in five people with cardiovascular disease will develop depression, and people who suffer from depression are about 65% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease. So which condition comes first - cardiovascular disease or depression? Keep reading to understand t... ››› more
  • [10 May 2018]
  • Study reveals: Fainting is the first sign of heart problems
  • Study reveals: Fainting is the first sign of heart problems
    Fainting is a symptom that can indicate a number of potential health problems, so it's often tough for doctors to determine just what caused a first fainting episode. According to a large Danish study that looked at a nationwide picture of how one-time fainters fared over several years, these people were 74% more likely to eventually be admitted to hospital for heart attack or stroke and five t... ››› more
  • [24 April 2018]
  • Stop cardiovascular disease in its tracks with aged garlic extract
  • Stop cardiovascular disease in its tracks with aged garlic extract
    Aged garlic extract is well-known for its benefits for the heart health, blood pressure, cholesterol and the immune system. It's also been shown to have benefits for skin and hair. As it turns out, this common supplement can also help prevent the progression of cardiovascular disease by reversing the build-up of deadly plaque in the arteries, according to a new study. The study, conducted b... ››› more
  • [23 April 2018]
  • Regularly eating nuts could lower your risk of atrial fibrillation
  • Regularly eating nuts could lower your risk of atrial fibrillation
    A new study published online in the journal Heart has found that regularly eating nuts could help lower your risk of atrial fibrillation. Also known as heart flutter, atrial fibrillation sis a heart rhythm irregularly. Keep reading for the full findings of the large-scale Swedish study. Swedish study links regular nut consumption to a lower risk of heart problems The study was conducted by ... ››› more
  • [23 April 2018]
  • Depression is as dangerous as high cholesterol and obesity for your heart!
  • Depression is as dangerous as high cholesterol and obesity for your heart!
    It's well-known that having high cholesterol and being obese are two top risk factors for cardiovascular disease. As it turns out, depression is as big a risk factor, according to a study published in the journal Atherosclerosis. “There's little doubt that depression is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases,” explained researcher Karl-Heinz Ladwig. “The question now is: What's the rel... ››› more
  • [17 April 2018]
  • Severe menopausal symptoms? It could be your heart…
  • Severe menopausal symptoms? It could be your heart…
    The severity of your menopausal symptoms could determine your risk for heart disease, according to a new study published in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society. While the study didn't prove a cause-and-effect relationship between menopausal symptoms and heart disease, it's “yet another important study which highlights gender-specific risk factors for heart disease,... ››› more
  • [12 April 2018]
  • Nuts and seeds have a largely positive effect on cardiovascular disease
  • Nuts and seeds have a largely positive effect on cardiovascular disease
    Getting protein intake from nuts and seeds rather than animal sources could help prevent cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published online in the International Journal of Epidemiology. For their study, the team looked at five different dietary patterns and sources of protein, including meat, nuts and seeds, fruits and vegetables, grains, legumes and processed foods and their eff... ››› more
  • [10 April 2018]
  • Another reason to eat your veggies: Healthy blood vessels
  • Another reason to eat your veggies: Healthy blood vessels
    Your mother always told you to eat your veggies when you were younger. As it turns out, she was onto something: According to new Australian research, eating lots of vegetables can help older women keep their blood vessels healthy. The study found that the greatest benefit came from cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. It linked these strong-smel... ››› more
  • [06 April 2018]
  • A noisy workplace could lead to heart attack or stroke!
  • A noisy workplace could lead to heart attack or stroke!
    If your workplace is noisy, you're more likely to develop high blood pressure and cholesterol, according to a new US study conducted by a study team from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Ohio. The link between noisy jobs and hearing difficulties is nothing new, however, the new study offers fresh insight that louder work conditions might contribute to the risk factor... ››› more
  • [06 April 2018]
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