- 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...
- 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
- 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!
- 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]
- Improve congestive heart failure, high cholesterol, and other heart problems with probiotics
- The systems of your body don't function alone, but rather in a very complex, interconnected web. So if you think your gut and your heart seem remote, think again - by boosting your intake of gut-friendly probiotics, you can also improve heart problems like congestive heart failure, high cholesterol and many more!
For years, doctors have been recommending probiotic foods and supplements to heart... ››› more
- [06 June 2017]
- 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
- 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]
- Japanese researchers explain how trans-fatty acids promote cell death and lead to atherosclerosis - a leading cause of heart attack and stroke
- We've long known that trans-fatty acids, the unsaturated fatty acids produced as by-products during food manufacturing, raise bad cholesterol levels and increase risk of type 2 diabetes.
A new study by researchers at Tohoku University in Japan has found yet another reason to avoid trans-fatty acids: They promote cell death in a direct manner, which can lead to the development of atherosclerosis... ››› more
- [23 May 2017]
- American researchers uncover link between consuming too much salt and early signs of cardiovascular disease in young adults
- It's well-known that consuming too much salt is associated with high blood pressure and increased risk of disease.
But that's not all - a new study presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in San Francisco has found that consuming too much salt may lead to changes in blood vessels and arterial stiffness, which is associated with early signs of cardiovascular disease in young ... ››› more
- [16 May 2017]
- Preliminary study discovers that cinnamon may reduce the risk of cardiovascular damage of a high-fat diet
- Sure, high-fat foods are filling and delicious - but studies have proven that high-fat diets feed heart disease!
If you can't seem to give up fatty foods despite the potential damage they're doing on your heart, today's your lucky day...
According to a preliminary study presented at American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Peripheral Vascular Disease 20... ››› more
- [11 May 2017]
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