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  • 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
  • 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]
  • Keep heart problems at bay by eating an avocado a day!
  • If you're an avocado lover, you'll be happy to know that new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association has found that eating one avocado a day as part of a heart-healthy, cholesterol-lowering, moderate-fat diet could help keep heart problems at bay! According to the research, eating an avocado a day can stave off heart problems in overweight and obese individuals by im... ››› more
  • [12 July 2017]
  • Shingles boosts your risk of heart problems like heart attack and stroke!
  • According to a new South Korean study, shingles - a reactivation of the chicken pox virus that commonly affects older people - boosts your risk of heart problems like heart attack and stroke. If you had chicken pox as a child and assumed that that was the end of it, you've been mistaken… Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, meaning “belt” or “girdle” is characterised by a rash and ... ››› more
  • [10 July 2017]
  • Dietary gluten and heart problems - study clears up the link
  • You've read that consuming foods that contain gluten can increase your risk of heart problems. But is it true? According to a new study, dietary gluten is associated with increased risk of heart problems - but only in people with celiac disease. Read on for the full story... Researchers determine that dietary gluten only increases risk of heart problems in people with celiac disease The stu... ››› more
  • [28 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]
  • 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]
  • Your heart is a lot older than your real age...
  • The age on your birth certificate may say one thing, but the age of your heart is likely significantly older, according to a new report that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier this week. The report explained that 3 in 4 Americans have a predicted heart age that's older than their real age, which means they're at a greater risk for heart issues, like strokes and hear... ››› more
  • [04 September 2015]
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