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  • Heavy chocolate consumption can reduce your risk of heart problems by one-third
  • Good news, chocoholics: A study published online in the British Medical Journal has revealed that high levels of chocolate consumption might be linked to a one-third reduction in the risk of developing heart problems. The findings support the results of past studies that generally agree that eating chocolate is good for your heart health. However, the authors behind the study stress that furthe... ››› more
  • [08 September 2017]
  • Eating berries can help women reduce their risk of heart problems
  • Berries are bright, sweet superfruits that pack a ton of health benefits thanks to their dos of antioxidants and polyphenols, which help fight cancer and chronic disease. And the sweet benefits don't stop there… A new study published in the journal Circulation reveals that women who eat berries on the regular have a lower risk of heart problems such as heart attack. Ladies, if you were lo... ››› more
  • [18 August 2017]
  • You'd never guess that these five habits can cause heart problems...
  • Your heart is undoubtedly the most vital organ in your body. For that reason, you want to keep it in tip-top condition, so you eat a heart-healthy diet, exercise regularly and avoid smoking. But did you know that there are a number of other habits that can cause heart problems? Read on for five common habits that may be taking a toll on your ticker... Five lifestyle factors that can lead to ... ››› more
  • [04 August 2017]
  • 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]
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