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Sugared beverages raise heart, diabetes risks for women


November 15th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) Drinking two or more sugared beverages daily could not only bloat a woman's waistline but also elevate the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Researchers compared ... Read more...

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Coronary artery calcium may help predict heart disease risk


April 28th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A new research suggests that adding coronary artery calcium scores (CACS) to traditional risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) events significantly improves predictions of risk, and results ... Read more...

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Even mild lung condition reduces heart’s pumping ability


January 21st, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): A new American study has found that the common lung condition, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), brings down the heart's function even when the disorder shows no or ... Read more...

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Air pollution takes a toll on blood vessels


November 18th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Air pollution apparently has short and long-term ill effects on the health and resiliency of blood vessels, a study has found.In the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and ... Read more...

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Healthy neighbourhoods linked to lower diabetes risk


October 13th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Individuals living in healthy neighbourhoods may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says a new study.In the study, Amy H. Auchincloss, Ph.D., M.P.H., of Drexel ... Read more...

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Childhood exposure to tobacco smoke may lead to early emphysema later


May 20th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Constant exposure to tobacco smoke puts kids at a higher risk of developing early emphysema later in life, say researchers."Emphysematous 'holes' in the lung that begin as small ... Read more...

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Sex hormones may influence hardening of arteries


November 12th, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 12 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers say that naturally produced sex hormones may influence the risk and progression of atherosclerosis, commonly referred to as the hardening of the arteries. While making ... Read more...

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Fat around the heart may spur heart attacks


July 30th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Excess fat around the heart may be worse than having a high body mass index or a thick waist, according to researchers. The study was among the first ... Read more...

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Fat around the heart can up heart attack risk


July 30th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Though a thick waist is more than enough to keep you worried about your health, however its the excess flab around the heart that plays havoc on ... Read more...

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Depression ups diabetes risk, and vice versa


June 18th, 2008 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Johns Hopkins doctors say that a study conducted by them shows that people with depression have an increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes, and vice versa.Dr. Sherita ... Read more...

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Calcified plaques in arteries tied to heart attacks


May 27th, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Screening calcified plaque in coronary arteries is likely to be a better way of predicting heart attacks, according to a new study. "Now we know the location of ... Read more...

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Coronary calcium distribution may determine heart attack risk


May 27th, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 27 (ANI): A new study suggests that calcium distribution in coronary arteries can help in determining a persons risk of having a heart attack.The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) ... Read more...

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