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Diet Rich in Leafy Greens & Whole Grain Foods Linked to Reduced Risk of Heart Failure

Monday, November 13th, 2017

People who predominately follow plant-based diet—a lot of vegetables, especially leafy greens, and whole grain foods—have a lower risk of developing heart failure. When heart failure occurs, the heart is not able to pump blood adequately around the body. It is estimated that in 5.7 American adults are living with heart failure, a condition which […]

Financial stress Increases Heart Attack Risk Significantly

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Researchers have found a correlation between financial stress and increased risk of heart attack. According to a new report, the risk of suffering a heart attack increases by 13 percent when there’s financial stress, but that’s not all. Work stress, too, was found to increase the risk of heart attack. People under work stress were […]

Increasing Potassium Intake Might Help Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

A high-potassium diet might help prevent heart disease, according to a new study. Examples of foods rich in potassium include, among others, bananas, oranges, carrots, and spinach. In this study, the researchers found that mice fed a diet that was low on potassium have a greater chance of developing vascular calcification, a feature of coronary […]

Not Eating Breakfast Increases Risk of Atherosclerosis

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

A new study claims eating breakfast is good for your heart health. In this study, the researchers found increased risk of subclinical atherosclerosis in people who skipped breakfast. Buildup of excess of fatty deposits inside the walls of arteries leads to atherosclerosis, a condition marked with reduced arterial elasticity. In atherosclerosis, the heart has to […]

Excess Manganese Might Increase Your Risk to Dangerous Heart Infection

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Consuming manganese, an essential mineral, can increase the risk of heart infection, according to a new study. Manganese is found in plenty in spinach and other leafy vegetables. Other foods that are rich in this mineral include nuts, pineapple, and tea. Manganese is also included in many dietary supplements. However, too much of it is […]

Carbs More Harmful For Heart Health than Fat

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Compared to fats, carbs are more harmful for heart, according to a new study. In this study, the researchers analyzed eating habits of no fewer than 125,000 individuals from eighteen countries. The researchers found carbohydrates have greater adverse effect on heart health than fat. According to the researchers, ideal diet is one that has about […]

Lutein Might Lower Inflammation in Coronary Heart Disease Patients

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Coronary heart disease patients will benefit from consuming lutein because it reduces inflammation associated with this condition, according to a new study. Lutein is a carotenoid found in egg yolk and dark-colored green leafy veggies like kale, parsley, and spinach. Coronary heart disease, on the other hand, is the most common heart disease and occurs […]

In Future Heart Failure Might Be Treated Using Muscle Stem Cells, According to a New Study

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

In a recent study, researchers tested a novel approach to treat heart failure. The researchers were successful in patching up damaged hearts of patients by using their own muscle stem cells. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is unable to pump in adequate amounts of blood and oxygen into the body. Worldwide, […]

Viagra might reduce heart attack risk in diabetic men

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Diabetes is linked to poor heart health, with studies pointing that diabetics have a 50 percent greater risk of suffering a heart attack than those who don’t have diabetes. However, a new study has revealed that type 2 diabetes patients taking Viagra, which is used for treating erectile dysfunction, might have a lower risk of […]

Some NSAIDs Increase Risk of Heart Failure, Study Reveals

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

A new study has linked NSAIDs with increased risk of hospital admission for heart failure. The study has also identified seven widely-used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that increase this risk and shows that the risk increases significantly when NSAIDs are taken at very high dose. NSAIDs are prescribed for reducing inflammation. This class of drugs […]

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