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  • Omega-3 fatty acids slash overall risk of cardiac death
  • Omega-3 fatty acids slash overall risk of cardiac death
    For years, we've known that omega 3 fatty acids, the healthy fats found in fish oil and fatty fish, are heart-healthy, and a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology confirms the validity of that advice. The study, which reviewed 14 randomised, controlled trials, found that DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids reduced the overall risk of cardiac death by a statistically significant ... ››› more
  • [13 March 2018]
  • You can ward off stroke by eating breakfast every day
  • You can ward off stroke by eating breakfast every day
    You know that eating breakfast every day contributes to a more nutritionally complete diet higher in vitamins and minerals, improves concentration and performance in the boardroom and boosts endurance to engage in physical. Well, that's not all - a daily morning meal can also ward off stroke, according to new research from Japan's Osaka University. Keep reading for more on the relationship betw... ››› more
  • [12 March 2018]
  • The flu vaccine is a lifesaver for heart failure patients
  • The flu vaccine is a lifesaver for heart failure patients
    As it turns out, the flu vaccine does a lot more than reduce the risk of the flu - it also reduces the risk of death in heart failure patients. This is according to a new study from the American College of Cardiology. The study found that people with heart failure who got an annual flu vaccine slashed their risk of dying during flu season by 50%. What's more the benefit lingered through the res... ››› more
  • [06 March 2018]
  • Lycopene may help people with metabolic disorders live longer
  • Lycopene may help people with metabolic disorders live longer
    It's well-established that lycopene, the health-boosting antioxidant found in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables, helps reduce risk of prostate cancer and protects and repairs the body from damage caused by multiple diseases. According to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Nebraska in the United States, lycopene may also help people with metabolic disorders live... ››› more
  • [05 March 2018]
  • Premature menopause could mean a higher risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Premature menopause could mean a higher risk of cardiovascular disease
    Women who entered menopause before age 47 or started menstruating at the age of 11 or younger have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. This is according to a new study published in the journal Heart. The study also tied miscarriage, stillbirth, undergoing a hysterectomy and bearing children at a young age to elevated odds of cardiovascular disease and other heart health issues l... ››› more
  • [28 February 2018]
  • Bikram yoga without the heat offers the same benefits for your heart
  • Bikram yoga without the heat offers the same benefits for your heart
    Bikram yoga, a type of hatha yoga characterised by a set series of 26 postures and breathing exercises performed in a room heated to a very high temperature, is renowned for its cardiovascular health benefits. Bikram yoga increases your pulse rate and metabolism, allowing your blood vessels to become more flexible (not to mention making your body burn some serious calories!). Now, a small st... ››› more
  • [26 February 2018]
  • Getting sunlight may help prevent cardiovascular disease and reverse previous damage
  • Getting sunlight may help prevent cardiovascular disease and reverse previous damage
    Generally speaking, we associated vitamin D3 with bone health. As it turns out, this vitamin may also help prevent cardiovascular disease and reverse previous damage, says a new study from Ohio University in the United States. The study found that vitamin D3, which your body makes when your skin is exposed to the sun, can repair damage to the cardiovascular system caused by heath conditions suc... ››› more
  • [21 February 2018]
  • Slash your risk of cardiovascular disease with these cholesterol-lowering supplements
  • Slash your risk of cardiovascular disease with these cholesterol-lowering supplements
    You already know that high cholesterol is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. But with the host of supplements and drug alternatives on the market, trying to find the right treatment plan for you can be overwhelming. It really comes down to what works for you in terms of preference, tolerability and price. However, experts warn that you have to be careful and know what to look for w... ››› more
  • [14 February 2018]
  • Five tips for a heart-healthy Valentine's Day
  • Five tips for a heart-healthy Valentine's Day
    What's more romantic than a bunch of flowers and box of chocolates on Valentine's Day? The gift of good health of course. Your partner may hold the key to your heart, but staying active and eating healthy provides the real key to a healthy heart. “Valentine's Day is the ideal time to focus on heart-healthy options for both you and your partner,” says Dr Kevin Campbell, a cardiologist based... ››› more
  • [13 February 2018]
  • Five natural ways to lower your triglycerides and prevent heart attack
  • Five natural ways to lower your triglycerides and prevent heart attack
    When it comes to heart attack, you know that high blood pressure and cholesterol play a role. But what about elevated triglycerides? While many people overlook the dangers of having high triglycerides, high levels of these fats in your bloodstream is actually as dangerous as having high levels of LDL cholesterol! Studies haven't only tied high triglycerides to blocked blood flow to the heart... ››› more
  • [12 February 2018]
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