Tag: Cardiovascular Disease

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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Heart patients should take walk breaks every 20 minutes: Study

Toronto: Heart patients should engage in light physical activities such as standing up or walking at casual pace for about seven minutes after every 20 minutes of sitting at a computer or watching television, suggests new research. Previous research has shown that being sedentary for long periods could shorten life but taking breaks to move […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Aspirin doesn't reduce heart attack risk: Australian study

Canberra: Australia’s largest clinical trial has concluded that taking a daily dose of aspirin does not reduce the chance of death, disability or cardiovascular disease, the results of a five-year study revealed on Monday. Led by researchers at Monash University and involving more than 19,000 participants, the study known as Aspirin in Reducing Events in […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Being fit in middle-age may not prevent risk of cardiovascular disease

Toronto: While a lot of middle-aged adults have begun exercising, after realising its potential health benefits, new research claims that even the fittest among them are not immune to cardiovascular disease (CVD)– and they often do not have any symptoms. The study, from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, highlights how important it […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Mental distress may increase CVD risk in older adults

London: Older adults who experience psychological distress such as depression and anxiety may have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), a new study suggests. The findings, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, showed that high/ very high psychological distress was associated with a 44 per cent increased risk of stroke […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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Your forehead wrinkles may predict cardiovascular death risk

London: The wrinkles on your forehead may not be just an inevitable consequence of ageing, but could also signal an early death due to cardiovascular disease (CVD), researchers have warned. The findings showed that increased deep forehead wrinkles, more than what is typical for their age, could be linked to death atherosclerosis, or hardening of […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Sleep for 7 hours to keep your heart younger

New York: Sleeping for seven hours a day may reduce the age of your heart as well as decrease the risks for cardiovascular disease, say researchers. The study showed that excess heart age is the lowest in adults who sleep seven hours a night. Sleeping times less than or greater than seven hours were associated […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Even 'Healthy' obesity linked to higher risk of heart disease; know the detail

London: Are you obese but free from conditions such as high blood pressure, poor blood sugar control, and abnormal blood fats? Beware, you may still be at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease compared to women of normal weight, according to a study of over 90,000 women. The findings, published in The Lancet Diabetes and […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Eating yogurt may reduce risk of heart diseases

New York: Higher intake of yogurt may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among hypertensive men and women, a new study suggests. According to the researchers, clinical trials have previously demonstrated beneficial effects of dairy consumption on cardiovascular health. Yogurt may independently be related to cardiovascular disease risk. “Our results provide important new evidence that […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Manipulating levels of gut bacteria may cut obesity, diabetes risk

New York: Manipulating levels and ratios of gut bacteria can help prevent obesity and diabetes — a common risk factor for developing cardiovascular diseases, finds a new study. The study with the rodent equivalent of metabolic syndrome showed evidence that the intestinal microbiome — a ‘garden’ of bacterial, viral and fungal genes — plays a […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Night shifts may raise risk of diabetes

New York: Do you frequently work in night shifts? Beware, you are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, a precursor to cardiovascular diseases, researchers have warned. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose). The study found that people working irregular or rotating shifts with […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Caffeine may lower death risk in diabetic women

London: Drinking coffee or tea may lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer as well as increase lifespan in women with diabetes, researchers have suggested. The findings showed that women with diabetes who consumed up to 100mg per day of coffee were 51 per cent less likely to die than those who consumed […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021