Topic: Cardiovascular Disease

Moderate Drinking Can Reduce Risks Of Some Heart Conditions

A study revealed that alcohol consumption in moderation may lower the risk of developing some heart conditions. Researchers suggest that rather than starting to drink, people should instead adopt healthier lifestyles to mitigate heart failure risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Amazon Tribe Offers Clues To Preventing Heart Disease

The Tsimane tribe that lives primitive life in the Amazon jungle has the healthiest heart in the world. Elements of its people's lifestyle can be translated to Western behaviors to reduce risk for heart disease.

Public Health March 19, 2017

Amazon's Tsimane People Who Eat Monkeys And Piranhas Have Healthiest Hearts In The World

CT scans revealed that members of the Amazon tribe Tsimane have far healthier hearts than people in other parts of the world including Japan, United States, and Europe.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 17, 2017

Nearly Half Of Americans To Have Some Form Of Heart Disease-Related Health Problem By 2035

A new American Heart Association report estimates that 45 percent of the U.S. population will have some form of health problem linked to heart disease by 2035. Costs associated with cardiovascular conditions would also rise to $1.1 trillion.

Public Health February 15, 2017

Heart Disease Is Leading Cause Of Death In American Women

Heart disease is the number one killer for American women, even deadlier than cancer per experts. Women can avoid cardiovascular diseases by quitting or reducing smoking among other things.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2017

5 Heart-Healthy Breakfast Ideas Other Than Oatmeal

The American Heart Association confirmed that eating breakfast reduces your risk factors for heart disease. Oatmeal is great for you but there are other breakfast items that will also do your heart a whole lot of good.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 4, 2017

Heart Disease, Stroke Statistics 2017: Cardiovascular Disease Still Leading Cause Of Death, Reports AHA

The 2017 update of Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics of the American Heart Association confirms that cardiovascular disease is still leading cause of death. The number of deaths attributed to it is expected to rise by 46 percent by 2030.

Public Health January 30, 2017

Fat Shaming Brings Greater Health Risks Than Obesity Itself, Says Study

A new study published in Obesity has found that fat shaming increases the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease in people with obesity, above and beyond the effects of body mass index and depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2017

Caffeine May Be Key To Fighting Aging-Related Inflammation

New research has linked coffee consumption with the reduction of cardiovascular disease among the elderly. The research discovered that an underlying inflammatory mechanism that triggers cardiovascular problems can be neutralized by caffeine.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2017

Brain Scans Reveal How Stress Raises Heart Attack Risk

How does stress raise risk for cardiovascular events? Brain scans reveal that activities in the amygdala can help predict a person's likelihood of suffering from heart attack or stroke.

Neuroscience January 12, 2017

Weekend Exercise May Be Enough To Lower Death Risk From Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Says Study

‘Weekend warriors’ enjoy health benefits despite just engaging in physical activity once or twice in a week. According to researchers, that much exercise is enough to lower death risks associated with cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Public Health January 11, 2017

Shoulder Pain Associated With Higher Risks Of Heart Disease

Researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine have found a link between shoulder pain and cardiovascular diseases. People facing shoulder discomfort like pain in joints, tendons, and muscles may be blaming it on physical stress, but they could actually be suffering from a heart condition.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 31, 2016

Study Suggests Saturated Fat Could Actually Be Good For You

Saturated fat could increase HDL cholesterol levels in blood, reports a recent study conducted at KG Jebsen center for diabetes research. The concept of healthy diet doesn’t lie in the quantity of fat or carbohydrate taken but the quality of food consumed, noted the researchers.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 6, 2016

Statin Use Can Help Lower Death Risk For Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis And Psoriatic Arthritis: Study

A new study suggests that statin treatment can help improve survival rates for some arthritis patients by as much as 33 percent. This may be because of the drug's ability to reduce inflammation and lower lipids.

Medicine November 14, 2016

Belly Fat Associated With New, Worse Heart Disease Risk Factors

Belly fat increases the risk of heart disease, confirms a recent study. Of the two types of belly fat - the fat present under the skin and the fat present inside the abdominal cavity - the latter poses a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 28, 2016

Early Menopause Linked To Increased Heart Disease Risk And Early Death

Women who reach menopause by 45 years old were found to have increased risk for heart problems and early death. Hormonal changes possibly contribute to these health problems.

Public Health September 15, 2016

Saturated Fats May Not Be That Bad After All: Analysis Found Sugar Industry Manipulated Heart Studies

Documents from the 1960s revealed why cardiovascular diseases are primarily blamed on saturated fats. The Sugar Research Foundation paid researchers to conduct studies that would downplay the role of sugar on heart disease risk.

Public Health September 13, 2016

How To Save Money? Exercise Regularly

Indulging in regular physical activity helps people save not only their health but also money. Heart disease patients who performed recommended levels of weekly exercise saved up to $2,500 more than their inactive counterparts.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 9, 2016

Heart Disease Prevention: Study Recommends Mediterranean-Style Diet Over Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

A Mediterranean diet lowers the risk of death in heart patients better than cholesterol-lowering drugs. Thirty-seven percent lower risk of death was observed in heart patients that consumed a Mediterranean diet.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 30, 2016

Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease As Top Killer In 12 European Countries

Researchers from Oxford have found that cancer has overtaken heart disease as the top killer in 12 European countries. Curiously, most of these countries lie in Western Europe.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 15, 2016

Diabetes Drug Tests Show No Clear Survival Benefits

A new review finds no significant difference among type 2 diabetes patients who take antidiabetic drugs and their rates of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. Findings support the official advice that metformin is a good initial disease treatment.

Medicine July 20, 2016

Obese Seniors Live As Long As Thinner People But With Increased Heart Disease Risk

Obese or overweight senior adults can live more of their golden years but with increased risks of developing heart disease and getting it earlier in life. Findings suggest that lowering obesity rates among older people is fundamental.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2016

Sleep Loss Increases Heart Disease Risk For Shift Workers

Another reason you should get a decent amount of sleep: a new study suggests sleep loss and delayed bedtimes may increase your risk for heart disease. The risk is stronger for shift workers.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2016

Women With Migraines At Increased Risk For Heart Disease And Stroke

A large prospective study recently linked migraines in women to an increased risk for heart disease, stroke and even cardiovascular death. It appears to confirm previous studies linking this prevalent condition to cardiovascular diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 2, 2016

High Sodium Intake Linked To Increased Heart Disease Risk In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease

People with chronic kidney disease might want to start cutting down on salt. A new study linked high sodium intake with increased clinical cardiovascular disease risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2016

Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Statin May Protect People With Peripheral Artery Disease From Amputation

High doses of statin reduced risk of amputation in patients with peripheral artery disease by 33 percent. The cholesterol drug also lowered death risk by 29 percent.

Medicine May 6, 2016

NHS Health Check For Patients Aged 40 And Up Has Little Impact: Study

A study has found that the UK National Health Service health check program has little impact on its attendees. The researchers discovered that for every 4,000 attendees, only one stroke or heart disease death is prevented.

Public Health May 3, 2016

Long-term Sleep Deprivation Negatively Affects Cholesterol Metabolism, Contributes To Heart Disease

Sleep deprivation over a course of time can negatively impact cholesterol metabolism and can lead to the development of killer health diseases, reveals a new study from the University of Helsinki.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2016

Obesity In Late Teens May Increase Risk Of Sudden Death In Midlife

Obesity in late adolescence is linked to high risks of sudden death and increased mortality from stroke and heart disease in midlife. Israeli researchers find obesity in late teens can be harmful and may lead to future burdens.

LIFE April 19, 2016

Eating Pears Regularly May Improve BP, Heart Function

Fresh pear consumption every day may help improve blood pressure and vascular function in middle-aged men and women with metabolic syndrome, according to a new study.

LIFE April 12, 2016

Powdered Booze Compound May Dissolve Cholesterol Crystals That Clog Arteries

A compound in powdered booze can help dissolve cholesterol crystals in the arteries. The accidental discovery can lead to new methods in treating atherosclerosis, which is one of the most common causes of death around the world.

LIFE April 11, 2016

Experts Issue Guidance On Use Of Non-Statin Therapies To Lower Cholesterol In High Risk Patients

Experts released a new guidance on the use of therapies to lower blood cholesterol levels first before using statins, which have been linked to various side effects. The panel of experts announced the new guidance to help doctors during the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.

LIFE April 10, 2016

A Fruit A Day Significantly Lowers Risk Of Heart Attack Or Stroke

A large observational study including more than half a million Chinese showed that daily consumption of fresh fruits significantly lowers risk for cardiovascular diseases. Heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of preventable death worldwide.

LIFE April 8, 2016

Controlling Sugar, Blood Pressure And Cholesterol May Lower Risk For Cardiovascular Disease

A new review found that controlling blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels may reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases among diabetes patients. However, recent data show only 25 percent of diabetes patients manage to keep all three levels in check.

LIFE April 8, 2016

Paleo Diet May Help Lower Risk Of Heart Disease, Diabetes In Obese Postmenopausal Women

The diet of prehistoric humans might have significant health benefits for obese, postmenopausal women, a study reveals. In addition to lowering these women's risks for diabetes and heart disease, the Paleo diet may also help them lose weight.

LIFE April 6, 2016

Not Just For Breast Cancer: Mammogram May Help Detect Heart Disease

A new study set to be presented at the upcoming conference of the American College of Cardiology suggests that routine mammography can also be used to reveal the likelihood of a person to develop cardiovascular disease. This is because of the link between the presence of calcified plaque in the coronary and breast arteries of a patient.

LIFE March 25, 2016

Working Long Hours At The Office Ups Risk For Heart Disease

Researchers found that heart disease risk increases with every extra hour spent on work per week. Here's another reason to wrap up work earlier.

LIFE March 15, 2016

Losing Just 5 Percent Of Body Weight Yields Significant Health Benefits

A mere 5 percent loss in body weight can lower risks for developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes and improve insulin sensitivity. It may not bring dramatic cosmetic changes, but it is packed with significant health benefits.

LIFE February 24, 2016

Irregular Heartbeat Poses Greater Health Risk To Women: Women With Atrial Fibrillation Likely To Have Heart Disease

Atrial fibrillation, the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm, was found as a greater risk factor for strokes, heart disease, and death in women than in men. The cause, however, remains unclear.

LIFE January 20, 2016

Slow Heart Rate Does Not Mean Increased Risk For Heart Disease, Early Death

American researchers found people with slow heart rate don't have higher risks of developing cardiovascular disease. Bradycardia or slow heart rate is clinically defined as having less than 50 beats per minute.

LIFE January 20, 2016

Obese People Should Reduce Sitting Time To Lower Heart Disease Risk: Other Ways To Improve Cardiovascular Health

Prolonged sitting and inactivity is bad for the health, particularly for obese people. A new study suggests that obese people who spend too much time sitting in front of the TV screen should find ways to reduce the sedentary habit.

LIFE January 14, 2016

Unused Human Pancreas May Be Recycled As New Organs For Diabetics

Researchers found that unused human pancreas may be recycled as new organs for diabetics. Unused pancreas of organ donors can be used as a base to create a new-generation and bio-artificial one.

LIFE December 22, 2015

One In Three US Deaths Directly Linked To Heart Disease

American Heart Association's 2016 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update found nearly 31 percent of all deaths worldwide are linked to cardiovascular disease. The update also tracked behaviors and health factors linked to the cardiovascular deaths.

LIFE December 22, 2015

Sitting For Long Periods Can Adversely Affect Health Of Heart Patients

Heart patients are advised to take breaks from sedentary behaviors such as sitting down or watching TV for long periods of time. Researchers found that despite regular exercise, overall health of heart patients are worse compared to patients who limit inactive activities.

LIFE November 28, 2015

High Resting Heart Rates Linked To Higher Odds Of Early Death

Chinese researchers found a higher pulse is linked to higher mortality risks from all causes and cardiovascular diseases. The results do not establish resting heart rate as a risk factor, but they indicate that the pulse can be an indicator of poor health.

LIFE November 24, 2015

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