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  • Did you know fish oil is a natural blood thinner?
  • Did you know fish oil is a natural blood thinner?
    The growing use of fish oil supplements is a reflection of the ongoing battle to fight heart disease. As you probably already know, the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil reduce inflammation and cut your risk of numerous degenerative diseases. But did you know that omega-3 fatty acids also have a natural blood-thinning effect? That's right - these healthy fats influence your ability to forms clots... ››› more
  • [13 September 2017]
  • Heavy chocolate consumption can reduce your risk of heart problems by one-third
  • Heavy chocolate consumption can reduce your risk of heart problems by one-third
    Good news, chocoholics: A study published online in the British Medical Journal has revealed that high levels of chocolate consumption might be linked to a one-third reduction in the risk of developing heart problems. The findings support the results of past studies that generally agree that eating chocolate is good for your heart health. However, the authors behind the study stress that furthe... ››› more
  • [08 September 2017]
  • These foods can cause coronary artery disease, according to science
  • These foods can cause coronary artery disease, according to science
    Coronary artery disease is a major problem in the western world. Although it's one of the major killers, it's usually a condition that you can prevent. The trick is to eat a healthy diet and avoid foods that can increase your risk of developing coronary artery disease at some point in your life. There are tons of theories over certain foods that cause the condition, but some studies show no eff... ››› more
  • [31 August 2017]
  • Eating berries can help women reduce their risk of heart problems
  • Eating berries can help women reduce their risk of heart problems
    Berries are bright, sweet superfruits that pack a ton of health benefits thanks to their dos of antioxidants and polyphenols, which help fight cancer and chronic disease. And the sweet benefits don't stop there… A new study published in the journal Circulation reveals that women who eat berries on the regular have a lower risk of heart problems such as heart attack. Ladies, if you were lo... ››› more
  • [18 August 2017]
  • The low-fat diet doesn't have to be boring and bland…
  • The low-fat diet doesn't have to be boring and bland…
    The low-fat diet is ideal for people with high levels of LDL - the bad cholesterol. As Libby Mills, a nutritionist in Philadelphia in the United States, explains: “Elevated cholesterol raises your risk of cardiovascular disease. The higher your cholesterol is, the more likely you are to develop plaque inside your arteries.” “Keeping cholesterol within the appropriate ranges is the best wa... ››› more
  • [11 August 2017]
  • Heart conditions can also affect your legs, feet, kidneys and brain
  • Heart conditions can also affect your legs, feet, kidneys and brain
    Experts from the Society for Vascular Surgery have revealed that heart conditions affect more than just your heart - they can also affect your legs, feet, kidneys and brain. The experts explained that heart conditions is a general term usually associated with arteriosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. Arteriosclerosis is progressive disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries. Ove... ››› more
  • [10 August 2017]
  • You'd never guess that these five habits can cause heart problems...
  • You'd never guess that these five habits can cause heart problems...
    Your heart is undoubtedly the most vital organ in your body. For that reason, you want to keep it in tip-top condition, so you eat a heart-healthy diet, exercise regularly and avoid smoking. But did you know that there are a number of other habits that can cause heart problems? Read on for five common habits that may be taking a toll on your ticker... Five lifestyle factors that can lead to ... ››› more
  • [04 August 2017]
  • Five signs of heart attack in women you should know about
  • Five signs of heart attack in women you should know about
    Signs of heart attack differ from men to women. Women don't always experience the same typical heart attack symptoms as men, such as crushing chest pain that radiates down one arms. Yes, some women do experience these symptoms, but in such a case they're usually vague or even silent… On that note, we're sharing five signs of heart attack in women that you should take note of - here they a... ››› more
  • [01 August 2017]
  • Weight increases of as little as 5% can lead to heart problems!
  • Weight increases of as little as 5% can lead to heart problems!
    You may think that picking up the odd kilo here and there won't lead to any serious health problems in the long run, but new research has determined that weight increases of as little as 5% can lead to heart problems and, more specifically, remodelling of your heart! The report published in the Journal of the American Heart Association was crafted by cardiologists at The University of Texas Sou... ››› more
  • [26 July 2017]
  • Some plant-based diets can increase your risk of heart problems
  • Some plant-based diets can increase your risk of heart problems
    Doctors recommend plant-based diets, defined as dietary patterns that exclude some or all animal foods to reduce your risk of heart problems. However, some plant-based diets may actually increase your risk of heart problems. This is according to a brand new Harvard study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. There have been a number of limitations in past studies that ... ››› more
  • [20 July 2017]
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