If your workplace is noisy, you're more likely to develop high blood pressure and cholesterol, according to a new US study conducted by a study team from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Ohio.
The link between noisy jobs and hearing difficulties is nothing new, however, the new study offers fresh insight that louder work conditions might contribute to the risk factor... ››› more
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
You know that milkshakes are high in fat and sugar, and therefore bad for your waistline. What you probably didn't know is that indulging in this delicious drink can also set the stage for heart attack. That's according to a new study published in the journal Laboratory Investigation.
The study, conducted by researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in the United State... ››› more
Many men and women between ages 40 and 75 take statin drugs to lower their risk of heart attack and stroke. In fact, in the United States, one in five people take these cholesterol-lowering drugs.
While the use of statin drugs is common, what many users don't know is that mixing these drugs with certain supplements or even foods can make them less effective. Read on to learn about the biggest c... ››› more
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
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
Chinese dishes like chow mein and sweet and sour pork are favourite takeaway dishes of many, but if your blood pressure is high, you might want to pass them on.
A new analysis that looked at over 150 Chinese dishes found that many of them contain such high levels of salt that they may pose heart risks. Some dishes should even contain a warning label, the researchers said. Read on for more.
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Millions of South Africans take a daily fish oil supplement because they believe the omega-3 fatty acids it contains benefits their heart health.
Up until now, scientific studies on this topic have been contradictory, but new research finds that taking fish oil supplements every day can improve the heart health of seniors in just 12 weeks!
Read on for the full findings, as published in Phys... ››› more
A recent study published in the online edition of the journal Neurology has uncovered the five healthy habits that can cut a woman's stroke risk in half.
While other studies have looked at single stroke risk factors, only a few have examined the combined effects of a healthy lifestyle on stroke risk, according to study author Susanna Larsson, a researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
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If you're one of those people who puts salt on everything you eat, you're probably wondering if eating a healthy diet counteracts the effects of eating too much salt on your blood pressure. A new study published in the journal Hypertension says no…
To arrive at this conclusion, researchers from several institutions, including Imperial College Lonon and Northwestern University, looked at the d... ››› more
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