- 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
- 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
- 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, 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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!
- 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!
- 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]
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