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  • This vaccine may cut your risk of heart conditions…
  • This vaccine may cut your risk of heart conditions…
    A first phase trial to determine translation in humans following the wake of successful results in mice to immunise against high levels of cholesterol and narrowing of the arteries - both risk factors for heart conditions such as heart failure, coronary heart disease, congenital heart disease and inflammatory heart disease. The researchers started the first phase of the clinical study at the De... ››› more
  • [23 June 2017]
  • Treating atrial fibrillation - or irregular heartbeat - could save your life...
  • Treating atrial fibrillation - or irregular heartbeat - could save your life...
    A study conducted by researchers from the University of Birmingham Institute of Applied Health Research in the UK has uncovered a treatment gap in patients suffering from a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation, which causes irregular or abnormally fast heartbeat. The study, recently published in the journal Heart, found that patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation are significantly... ››› more
  • [14 June 2017]
  • If you have coronary artery disease, you won't benefit from aspirin...
  • If you have coronary artery disease, you won't benefit from aspirin...
    Researchers from the University of Florida Health have discovered that patients with coronary artery disease may not benefit from aspirin - a drug commonly used to treat minor aches and pains. While heart disease patients have been using aspirin for decades to cut their risk of heart attack and other heart problems, the team found that the drug has little or no effect on patients who have a pla... ››› more
  • [13 June 2017]
  • Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease with these cholesterol-lowering foods
  • Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease with these cholesterol-lowering foods
    High cholesterol is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. What's even scarier is that most people whose cholesterol is through the roof have no idea how much danger they're in until their doctor explains their dire state... If you have high cholesterol but aren't sold on the idea of spending the rest of your life dependent on prescription cholesterol medication to prevent cardiovascul... ››› more
  • [12 June 2017]
  • Your risk of heart problems is double if you eat these carbs!
  • Your risk of heart problems is double if you eat these carbs!
    Attention, all women: Do you eat lots of blood sugar-spiking carbohydrates such as white bread and rice? In that case, we have bad news for you - a new study of about 48,000 subjects has found that women who eat lots of these carbs are at double the risk of developing heart problems. On the other hand, the study didn't associate complex carbs such as pasta and fruits to increased risk of heart ... ››› more
  • [07 June 2017]
  • Omega-3 fish oil boosts healing after heart attack
  • Omega-3 fish oil boosts healing after heart attack
    Omega-3 fish oil aids in healing after heart attack by improving function of the heart and reducing scarring in the undamaged muscle. This goes according to a new study published in the American Heart Association's journal, Circulation. These findings are highly significant as your heart's shape and function can change after heart attack and potentially lead to heart failure. So just how much o... ››› more
  • [31 May 2017]
  • Heart problems are more common in women over 50 who eat a high-protein diet
  • Heart problems are more common in women over 50 who eat a high-protein diet
    Obesity, smoking and high blood pressure aren't the only risk factors for heart problems. According to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2016 conference, eating a high-protein diet can also cause heart problems - especially in women over 50. But there's a catch - not all protein is created equal! Keep reading to learn why higher calibrated total dieta... ››› more
  • [30 May 2017]
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