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  • 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]
  • Erectile dysfunction can indicate otherwise hidden heart problems
  • Erectile dysfunction can indicate otherwise hidden heart problems
    If you think erectile dysfunction is only a sexual problem, think again. For many men, erectile dysfunction can indicate underlying cardiovascular disease. “Cardiovascular disease is among the leading causes of erectile dysfunction, but this too often goes unrecognised, putting the man's heart at risk,” renowned cardiologist Dr Chauncey Crandall, chief of the cardiac transplant programme at... ››› more
  • [04 April 2018]
  • A single milkshake can kick-start the path to heart attack!
  • A single milkshake can kick-start the path to heart attack!
    You know that milkshakes are high in fat and sugar, and therefore bad for your waistline. What you probably didn't know is that indulging in this delicious drink can also set the stage for heart attack. That's according to a new study published in the journal Laboratory Investigation. The study, conducted by researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in the United State... ››› more
  • [01 April 2018]
  • These are the biggest culprits of statin drug interactions
  • These are the biggest culprits of statin drug interactions
    Many men and women between ages 40 and 75 take statin drugs to lower their risk of heart attack and stroke. In fact, in the United States, one in five people take these cholesterol-lowering drugs. While the use of statin drugs is common, what many users don't know is that mixing these drugs with certain supplements or even foods can make them less effective. Read on to learn about the biggest c... ››› more
  • [01 April 2018]
  • Social isolation boosts your risk of cardiovascular disease-related mortality
  • Social isolation boosts your risk of cardiovascular disease-related mortality
    A body of recent research suggests that feeling lonely contributes to cardiovascular disease. According to a brand-new study, loneliness contributes less to the risk of cardiovascular disease than recent research suggests, however, social isolation really does boost your risk of dying after a heart attack or stroke. The alleged relationship between loneliness and cardiovascular disease essentia... ››› more
  • [29 March 2018]
  • Too much or too little vitamin D boosts cardiovascular disease risk
  • Too much or too little vitamin D boosts cardiovascular disease risk
    Too much or too little vitamin D, otherwise known as the sunshine vitamin, increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, a new Norwegian study suggests. Getting the right amount of vitamin D, on the other hand, could substantially reduce your risk of death. Keep reading for the full findings, as published online in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Just enough vitamin D in... ››› more
  • [21 March 2018]
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