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  • 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]
  • Crash diets may clog your heart and reduce its function!
  • Crash diets may clog your heart and reduce its function!
    It goes without saying that everyone wants a slim, sexy body. Some people are even willing to go on crash diets like The Master Cleanse, The XTreme Fat Loss Diet, The Cabbage Soup Diet and The Grapefruit Diet to achieve it. It's no secret that insane diets like these leave you feeling starving, sick and dizzy. What you probably didn't know is that they can also wreak havoc on your heart. Accord... ››› more
  • [09 February 2018]
  • This cholesterol test could save you from having a heart attack!
  • This cholesterol test could save you from having a heart attack!
    Approximately 50% of people who have heart attacks have perfectly health cholesterol levels. This is something that has long puzzled doctors all around the world. Up until now, at least... Doctors are finally starting to understand how, for example, patients whose total cholesterol was just about 145 - that's well below the 200 threshold - have suffered heart attacks. Keep reading to learn more... ››› more
  • [07 February 2018]
  • This trio of risk factors boosts your heart failure risk by 86%!
  • This trio of risk factors boosts your heart failure risk by 86%!
    If you're a middle-aged adult free of obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes, we have some good news about your heart health! According to a study recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure, middle-aged adults who've avoided these health conditions are far less likely than others to experience heart failure in their later years. The researchers ... ››› more
  • [31 January 2018]
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