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  • Yoga can help prevent cardiovascular disease - here's how
  • As it turns out, yoga is more than just a stretch. Practising this form of meditation regularly can also help you prevent cardiovascular disease. According to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, yoga may help lower your cardiovascular disease risk as much as conventional exercise, such as brisk walking! Read on to learn more about how yoga helps your heart. ... ››› more
  • [30 December 2017]
  • Is cardiovascular disease behind your sexual dysfunction?
  • The link between cardiovascular disease and sexual dysfunction is nothing new - especially not in men. In fact, researchers have known for years that erectile dysfunction is disproportionately common among men with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease like high blood pressure and diabetes. While there are many causes of ED, including psychological ones like depr... ››› more
  • [20 November 2017]
  • Three ways rheumatoid arthritis patients can reduce their cardiovascular disease risk
  • Rheumatoid arthritis patients are 50% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, partly because body-wide inflammation affects the blood vessel lining too, according to Eric L Matteson, chair of rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic in the United States. Furthermore, certain rheumatoid arthritis drugs, such as NSAIDs and corticosteroids, can also contribute to cardiovascular disease risk. Thankfu... ››› more
  • [09 November 2017]
  • Your risk of cardiovascular disease is still higher if you're fat but fit!
  • Your weight can have a big impact on your cardiovascular disease risk. So what about if you're fat but fit? New research has revealed that carrying extra weight can increase your risk of heart attack by up to 28% even if you're otherwise healthy - meaning healthy blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. These new findings support a body of evidence that suggests that being ‘fat... ››› more
  • [31 October 2017]
  • Four totally bizarre cardiovascular disease risk factors (you won't believe #4!)
  • Cardiovascular disease and stroke have remained the leading causes of death globally in the last 15 years... If you know even just a few things about cardiovascular health, then key risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, being overweight, smoking and a lack of exercise aren't all that surprising. However, there are more risk factors than you realise - some of which are... ››› more
  • [26 October 2017]
  • Stave off cardiovascular disease by upping your potassium intake
  • Consuming the right high-potassium foods is key to preventing cardiovascular disease. “Having the right amount of potassium is critical for the heart to beat properly,” explains John Day, a cardiologist who specialises in heart rhythm disorders at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in the United States. “If your potassium levels are too high or too low, the heart is at increase... ››› more
  • [17 October 2017]
  • How to ward off cardiovascular disease by changing up your diet
  • A healthy, balanced diet is key to good health, but the stakes are especially high for people with cardiovascular disease. What you eat can either help protect your ticker or provide fuel for a heart attack. While there's no such thing as a perfect diet, little improvements sure do count. The diet plan you choose should depend on your cardiovascular disease risk factors. Read on too learn how y... ››› more
  • [12 October 2017]
  • Warning: Skipping breakfast can lead to cardiovascular disease!
  • You know that skipping breakfast can leave you feeling flat and low on energy throughout the morning. Who would've guessed that it can lead to cardiovascular disease as well? That's right - new research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has uncovered an association between skipping breakfast and an increased risk of atherosclerosis - hardening and narrowing of the a... ››› more
  • [04 October 2017]
  • The link between cardiovascular disease and depression explained
  • Did you know that you're four times more likely to die post heart attack if you're depressed? According to research, up to one in five people with cardiovascular disease will develop depression, and people who suffer from depression are about 65% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease. So which condition comes first - cardiovascular disease or depression? Keep reading to understand t... ››› more
  • [26 September 2017]
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