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Tag: Cardiovascular Disease

Heart-Attack
Heart Attack Prevention Efforts Lag For People With Stroke

New York: Researchers have found that patients with peripheral artery disease or stroke were less likely to receive recommended treatments to prevent heart attack than those with coronary artery disease. All three are types of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Depending on the location of the blockage, atherosclerosis increases the risk for three serious conditions: coronary artery […]

Heart-Attack
Family abuse in childhood tied to heart attacks, strokes as adult

New York: Parents, read this carefully. Children who experience trauma, abuse, neglect and family dysfunction are at increased risk of having heart disease in their 50s and 60s, warn researchers. Published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the study showed people exposed to the highest levels of childhood family environment adversity were more […]

Heart Health
Men & Women May Develop Heart Disease Differently

Toronto: Do you think men and women develop heart disease in a similar way? In a recent study, researchers have revealed that the minerals that block heart valves in men are totally different, as compared to women. This discovery could impact how heart disease is diagnosed and treated for different sexes. The study, published in […]

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Kids Born Of Diabetic Mothers At Heart Risk

London: Children of mothers with diabetes have increased rates of early-onset cardiovascular disease or CVD (conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels) from childhood up to the age of 40, the researchers have warned. The increased rates were more pronounced among children of mothers with a history of CVD or diabetic complications, said the study […]

Heart-Disease
Women Who Dine After 6 P.M. Risk Heart Disease

New York: Women who consume a higher proportion of their daily calories late in the evening are more likely to be at risk of cardiovascular disease than women who do not, researchers have warned. For the study, the research team assessed the cardiovascular health of 112 women using the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 […]

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Tooth Loss Linked To Higher Risk Of Heart Disease

Researchers have found that adults who have lost teeth due to non-traumatic reasons might have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). “If a person’s teeth fall out, there may be other underlying health concerns.

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Gum Disease Has High Connection With Your BP

London: People with gum disease (periodontitis) have a greater likelihood of suffering from high blood pressure or vice versa, warn researchers. The study investigated gum disease as a potential risk factor for hypertension, but the reverse could also be true. “Further research is needed to examine whether patients with high blood pressure have a raised […]

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Improving Diet Cuts Risk Of Heart Attacks In Kids

Porto Alegre (Brazil): Encouraging physical activity and improving diet in children is crucial to cut deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD), a new study suggests. “Atherosclerosis – clogged arteries – starts in childhood and is more likely with a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy diet,” said study lead author Karine Turke. “Exposure to these behaviours throughout life […]

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Diabetes medication to reduce heart disease shows promise

Toronto: Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have shed light on how a class of medications that help regulate blood sugar for patients with Type 2 diabetes can also protect from heart disease. The findings published in the journal Cell Metabolism, focus on the effect of diabetes medication — empagliflozin — on cell repair in […]

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Eating nuts twice a week lowers heart attack risk

Paris: Eating nuts at least twice a week can slash the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by almost 17 per cent, a new study suggests. “Nuts are a good source of unsaturated fat and contain little saturated fat,” said study author Noushin Mohammadifard from Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Iran. “They also have protein, minerals, […]

Woman-Snoring
Women with sleep apnea at increased risk of cancer: Study

London: Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer than men with the condition, warn researchers. The study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, is based on analyses of registry data, collected in the European database ESADA, on a total of some 20,000 adult patients with obstructive […]

Work-stress
Stress, anxiety may not be as harmful as you think

New York: People generally think of stress and anxiety as negative concepts, now new study shows that they often play a helpful, not harmful, role in our daily lives. “Many Americans now feel stressed about being stressed and anxious about being anxious. Unfortunately, by the time someone reaches out to a professional for help, stress […]

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Vitamin D deficiency at birth ups risk of high BP in kids

New York: Those with vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood may be at 60 per cent higher risk of elevated systolic blood pressure between ages 6 and 18, says a study. Systolic refers to the first or top number in a blood pressure reading. High systolic blood pressure readings increase the risk of […]

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Frequent vacations good for your heart

New York: Take out time for travelling amid your busy schedule as frequent vacations not only help de-stress but also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, reveals a new study. The study, published in Psychology and Health journal, found that a vacation can help people reduce their metabolic symptoms and therefore their risk of cardiovascular […]

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Lowering BP, sodium intake may cut 94 million early deaths

New York: A worldwide effort to lower people’s blood pressure, cut sodium intake and eliminate trans fat from their diet could prevent 94 million premature deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) over a quarter century, says a study. Regions expected to benefit most from the interventions include East Asia, the Pacific, and South Asia, as well […]

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Eating blueberries can improve heart health

London: Eating a cup of blueberries daily reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by up to 15 per cent, according to a study. The findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggest that blueberries and other berries should be included in diets to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. “Having metabolic syndrome […]

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Eating walnuts daily lowers heart disease risk

New York: Eating a handful of walnuts daily may lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), says a study. The study, published in Journal of the American Heart Association, examined the effects of replacing some of the saturated fats in participants’ diets with walnuts. It found that when participants ate whole walnuts daily in […]

Exercise
Office workers who sit a lot need to exercise

Sydney: Office workers who sit for long periods of time can reverse the health risks of their modern sedentary lifestyle by exercising just 20 minutes per day, a new study revealed on Tuesday. Published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the University of Sydney-led collaboration with the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, […]

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Say no to cheese omelettes for healthier heart

New York: Do you savour cheese omelettes? If so, think again as consuming more eggs and dietary cholesterol may up the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death from any cause, researchers have warned. The study suggests that egg yolks are one of the richest sources of dietary cholesterol among all commonly consumed foods. One […]

Pregnancy
Foul air may affect foetal heart development

New York: Pregnant mothers exposed to particulate matters may experience damage to the developing cardiovascular system in their foetuses, finds a study. Exposures to these microscopic materials early in the gestation period significantly impact foetal heart development, especially the main artery and the umbilical vein. A single exposure during the third trimester could restrict maternal […]

menopause
Night shifts can raise risk of early menopause, says Study

Toronto: Women who work in night shifts, even occasionally, are at an increased risk of early menopause, which can heighten the possibility of developing cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and memory problems, finds a new study. The study showed women who had done continued night shifts for 20 months or more in the preceding two years had […]

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Nuts can keep diabetics' heart healthy

New York: Eating a handful of nuts daily, particularly tree nuts, may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among people with Type-2 diabetes, associated with an increased risk for high cholesterol, heart disease and stroke, say researchers, including one of Indian origin. Tree nuts such as walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, pistachios, pecans, macadamias, hazelnuts […]

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Diabetes drugs linked to heart disease risk: Study

New York: Intake of two commonly used drugs to treat Type-2 diabetes carry a high risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke, heart failure or amputation, warns a new study. The two drugs — sulfonylureas and basal insulin — are the second-line medication after metformin, a widely accepted initial Type-2 diabetes treatment. The […]

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Excess or poor sleep linked to heart disease, death

Toronto: Do you sleep too much or do you not get sufficient sleep? If so, there is bad news. The amount of time you sleep, including daytime naps, is associated with the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death, a new study warns. The study found that people who slept for longer than the […]

Aerobic-fitness
Poor aerobic fitness can up diabetes, heart disease risk in kids

London: Lack of exercise, particularly poor aerobic fitness, in children increases their risk for developing Type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says a new study. Children with poor aerobic fitness in proportion to their total body mass were found to have a significantly higher risk of Type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease than their peers having better aerobic […]

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