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  • Depression is as dangerous as high cholesterol and obesity for your heart!
  • It's well-known that having high cholesterol and being obese are two top risk factors for cardiovascular disease. As it turns out, depression is as big a risk factor, according to a study published in the journal Atherosclerosis. “There's little doubt that depression is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases,” explained researcher Karl-Heinz Ladwig. “The question now is: What's the rel... ››› more
  • [17 April 2018]
  • Nuts and seeds have a largely positive effect on cardiovascular disease
  • Getting protein intake from nuts and seeds rather than animal sources could help prevent cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published online in the International Journal of Epidemiology. For their study, the team looked at five different dietary patterns and sources of protein, including meat, nuts and seeds, fruits and vegetables, grains, legumes and processed foods and their eff... ››› more
  • [10 April 2018]
  • Erectile dysfunction can indicate otherwise hidden heart problems
  • If you think erectile dysfunction is only a sexual problem, think again. For many men, erectile dysfunction can indicate underlying cardiovascular disease. “Cardiovascular disease is among the leading causes of erectile dysfunction, but this too often goes unrecognised, putting the man's heart at risk,” renowned cardiologist Dr Chauncey Crandall, chief of the cardiac transplant programme at... ››› more
  • [04 April 2018]
  • Social isolation boosts your risk of cardiovascular disease-related mortality
  • A body of recent research suggests that feeling lonely contributes to cardiovascular disease. According to a brand-new study, loneliness contributes less to the risk of cardiovascular disease than recent research suggests, however, social isolation really does boost your risk of dying after a heart attack or stroke. The alleged relationship between loneliness and cardiovascular disease essentia... ››› more
  • [29 March 2018]
  • Too much or too little vitamin D boosts cardiovascular disease risk
  • Too much or too little vitamin D, otherwise known as the sunshine vitamin, increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, a new Norwegian study suggests. Getting the right amount of vitamin D, on the other hand, could substantially reduce your risk of death. Keep reading for the full findings, as published online in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Just enough vitamin D in... ››› more
  • [21 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]
  • 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]
  • Eating this probiotic twice a week slashes your risk of cardiovascular disease!
  • You already know that consuming probiotic-rich foods like yoghurt, kefir, kimchi and sauerkraut keep your gut bacteria balanced and promote gut health. Now, American researchers have found that yoghurt in particular also reduces high blood pressure, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Read on for more... High blood pressure affects one billion people worldwide and is a major car... ››› more
  • [19 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]
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