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Researchers Identifies Gene That Might Help Prevent Heart Disease

Friday, February 16th, 2018

In the U.S., more people die from heart disease than any other health condition. That’s why there’s need for better strategies to help prevent heart disease. Latest research hints that we might be now closer to addressing this need. In this research, the experts located a gene that helps clears extra cholesterol from our blood […]

New Blood Test Diagnose Heart Attack Twice Faster Than Previous Tests

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Doctors are using a new test to check if a person has experienced a heart attack. The new test is significantly more sensitive than previous tests. In fact, it takes less than half time as previous tests. At the same, however, experts caution against relying too heavily on this test for diagnosing occurrence of heart […]

Five Servings of Nuts a Week Reduces Heart Disease Risk Significantly

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

New research shows that nuts are great for heart health. The researchers found the risk of heart and stroke was lower in people who regularly eat tree nuts, walnuts, and peanuts. The higher the intake of nuts, the greater the benefit. If you want to reduce your heart attack and stroke risk, eat a handful […]

Unmarried Heart Disease Patients Have a Greater Risk of Death

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

According to new research, heart patients who are unmarried have a greater risk of dying than married heart patients. Heart disease causes more deaths in the world than any other condition. It is estimated that 17.3 million people die from heart disease every year. By 2030, this figure will be 23.6 million. Heart disease is […]

Your Body Shape Affects Your Heart Health

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

It is not only the amount of extra fat that you carry but also where you have it that affects your heart health, according to a recent study. The researchers have found that extra fat around the abdominal area increases the risk of heart attack most. People with superficial fat on their thighs are also at […]

Varicoceles Might Increase Risk of Heart Disease

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Varicoceles is a male condition, marked by dilated veins in scrotum. In a new study, the researchers have declared that the risk of developing metabolic disease is greater among men with this condition. For this study, the researchers checked data of several hundreds of insurance records. The researchers noted that the incidence rate of heart […]

Acute Kidney Injury Increases Risk of Heart Failure

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

A new study finds a considerable connection between acute renal failure and a greater heart failure risk. The incidence rate of acute renal failure, also known as acute kidney injury (also called AKI for short), is rising in the U.S. The exact reasons behind AKI are not known. However, rising incidence rate of AKI is […]

New Diabetes Drug Shows Potential to Reverse Atherosclerosis

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

According to researchers, a new experimental diabetes drug has shown potential to lower arterial fat. What’s more impressive is that it might even reverse atherosclerosis. The name of this drug is trodusquemine. This research was done in mice. The researchers treated mice with a single dose of trodusquemine or multiple doses of it or saline (this […]

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 […]

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