- The little-known heart health benefit of quitting smoking
- Quitting smoking comes with many benefits. After one day, your lungs start to clear. After two days, your body is free of nicotine and your sense of smell and taste improve. After three days, your energy levels increase and you can breathe more easily.
And the list of benefits has just been extended - a study published in the American Heart Journal has revealed that smokers who've quit may also... ››› more
- [21 December 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]
- 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]
- Regular use of a sauna can cut the risk of dementia up to 66%!
- According to a recent study by University of Eastern Finland researchers, regular use of a sauna may reduce the risk of dementia - a group of thinking and social symptoms that interfere with daily functioning - in men.
So how exactly does using a sauna help boost the brain and prevent dementia? Keep reading to find out!
Study discovers that regular use of a sauna can reduce risk of dementia ... ››› more
- [26 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]
- Keele University study uncovers that people with heart failure have a higher risk of death than those with most common cancers
- It's true that cancer is a leading cause of death globally. But is it number one?
According to a recent study led by Keele University in England in collaboration with the Universities of Aberdeen and Manchester, men and women who suffer from heart failure are actually at a higher risk of death than people with most common cancers.
This study is the first of its kind to compare survival of h... ››› more
- [10 May 2017]
- New German study finds that women who have regular migraines may be 50% more likely to have a stroke or heart attack
- You may think that your migraines are a result of stress, hormonal changes or eating certain foods and are nothing serious. But a new study has confirmed that if you're a woman, regular migraines may be linked to increased risk of stroke or heart attack.
“Migraine should be considered a marker for increased risk of cardiovascular disease, at least in women,” reported Dr Tobias Kurth, direc... ››› more
- [26 April 2017]
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