risk factors for heart disease

Chemical in plastic bottles aggravates heart risk


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) The presence of high levels of urinary Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical used in plastic products like water bottles and baby feeding bottles, may be linked to ... Read more...

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Beat stress with transcendental meditation


November 17th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) New research shows that transcendental meditation significantly reduces levels of psychological distress among students. The survey, based on students from 106 secondary schools comprising 87 percent ... Read more...

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Tart cherries may reduce inflammation, risk factors for heart disease


April 13th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A new study has found that tart cherries have a unique combination of powerful antioxidants that may help reduce risk factors for heart disease and inflammation.In a series ... Read more...

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Vegan lifestyle ‘ups risk of heart attack, stroke’


April 7th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): People who follow a vegan lifestyle - strict vegetarians who try to eat no meat or animal products of any kind - may increase their risk of developing ... Read more...

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Almonds may help reduce risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease


December 17th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): A new research suggests that consuming an almond-enriched diet may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.The study, one of the first of its ... Read more...

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Obese kids show signs of heart disease aged just 15


November 26th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): A new study has shown that kids who have a high body mass index (BMI) between 9 and 12 years of age are more likely to have high ... Read more...

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Skipping breakfast risky for the heart


October 27th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) A new study shows that leaving the house on an empty stomach leads to obesity, larger fat stores around the stomach and higher cholesterol levels -- all major ... Read more...

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Skipping breakfast too often ‘ups heart disease risk’


October 26th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): Leaving the house on an empty stomach increases the risk of potentially deadly heart disease, says a new research.It shows that regularly skipping breakfast leads to obesity, larger ... Read more...

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Pine-bark extract offers no heart benefit: Study


September 28th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): A new study has suggested that use of pine bark doesn't have any positive effect on the heart as previously thought.The study has indicated that use of pine ... Read more...

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Childhood physical abuse linked to heart disease


July 23rd, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that childhood physical abuse is associated with significantly elevated rates of heart disease in adulthood.The findings were based on data from a 2005 ... Read more...

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Hindus recommend launching Yoga in USA schools to tackle obesity crisis


July 21st, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada, July 21 (ANI): In view of country facing obesity crisis, Hindus are suggesting introducing Yoga in nation's elementary, middle, and high schools and making it part of the curriculum.Acclaimed Hindu statesman ... Read more...

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Happy Meal Lawsuit: Is McDonald’s ‘Toying Around’ With Kid’s Health?


June 24th, 2010 - 3:14 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
June 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A consumer group has threatened to sue the huge McDonald’s Fast Food Franchise is they do not stop placing toys in the kid’s ‘Happy Meal’ in ... Read more...

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Experts discourage younger diabetic patients from using Aspirin


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Experts are now recommending that low-dose aspirin therapy to prevent heart attacks should be avoided, especially for young diabetic patients.The recommendation says that men younger than 50 and ... Read more...

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Good tooth brushing habits decreases risk of heart disease


May 30th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists said that good tooth brushing habits decreases the risk of heart diseases. They said that people who brush their teeth at least twice a day, ... Read more...

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Stressful jobs up women’s heart disease risk


May 6th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): High-pressure jobs increase young women's risk of heart disease, concludes a new study.In the study, published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the research team assessed the impact of ... Read more...

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For long life, sleep well


May 2nd, 2010 - 2:41 am ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) A good night's sleep could be the key to living longer. People who reach 100 are three times more likely to spend at least 10 hours a night ... Read more...

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Tart cherries reduce inflammation, risk for heart disease


April 28th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Tart cherries do have powerful anti-inflammatory benefits, claims a new study by Michigan researchers.The researchers used a "whole food" approach to find that a cherry-enriched diet not only ... Read more...

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Grapes cut risk factors for heart disease and diabetes


April 27th, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Grape consumption can lower blood pressure, improve heart function and reduce other risk factors for heart disease and metabolic syndrome, according to a new study.The effect is thought ... Read more...

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Migraine likely to double risk of heart attacks


February 11th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Migraine sufferers are twice as likely to have heart attacks compared to their healthy counterparts, says a new study. Migraine sufferers also face increased risk for stroke and ... Read more...

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A creative approach to healthy heart and fitness


January 16th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Judy Hinderliter takes care of friends by refusing to talk to them on the phone. Instead, Hinderliter, a dietician and personal trainer at the University of North Carolina (UNC) ... Read more...

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Paediatric cancer survivors at heart disease risk


January 8th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that survivors of pancreatic cancer are at an increased risk of having high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure - all of which ... Read more...

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Transcendental meditation slashes cardiac risks by 50 percent


November 17th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Transcendental Meditation (TM) helped cardiac patients slash heart attack, stroke and death risks by 50 percent, says a study on its potential effects. The nine-year, randomised control trial ... Read more...

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Exercise-linked irregular heartbeats not risky for healthy older adults


November 17th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that healthy, older adults free of heart disease need not fear that bouts of rapid, irregular heartbeats brought on by vigorous exercise might ... Read more...

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Transcendental Meditation can cut heart attack risk


November 17th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Transcendental Meditation can have a beneficial effect on heart disease and stress, a new study has shown.According to the results of a first-ever study presented during the annual ... Read more...

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Eat chocolate to beat stress: Study


November 12th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) A new clinical trial has boosted dark chocolate's reputation as a stress buster, a study led by an Indian origin scientist reveals. Eating 40 grams of dark chocolate ... Read more...

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Dark chocolate ‘a good stress buster’


November 12th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 12 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher has provided people worldwide the perfect excuse to grab a choco bar: eating dark chocolate every day can reduce stress.The study published online in ACS' ... Read more...

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Leg pain may be a strong marker for heart disease, stroke


October 27th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Oct 27 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton have found that the nagging pain in the legs while walking is a strong marker for heart disease and stroke. ... Read more...

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Dairy foods ‘help fight the flab’


October 21st, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 21 (ANI): Higher intake of dairy products while on a reduced calorie diet can help help fight obesity, say researchers.During the study, lead researcher Wendy Chan She Ping Delfos, from ... Read more...

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Retired footballers less likely to develop heart disease despite large bodies


October 1st, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 1 (ANI): In a study on a group of National Football League (NFL) alumni, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that professional ex-football players with large bodies are less ... Read more...

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Middle-aged smokers with high cholesterol, BP ‘cut life short by 10yrs’


September 18th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 18 (ANI): Middle-aged smokers with high cholesterol and blood pressure face a ten-year cut in their lives, warns a new study.The warning follows an Oxford University study of 19,000 men ... Read more...

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Obesity leads to erectile dysfunction


August 25th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) Obesity is likely to render 30 to 40 percent males over 50 years more vulnerable to erectile dysfunction (ED). The build-up of atherosclerotic plaque in the arteries of ... Read more...

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Obese men at increased risk for erectile dysfunction


August 25th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 25 (ANI): Obesity may increase men's proneness to erectile dysfunction (ED), likely caused by atherosclerosis-related hypertension and cardiovascular disease, according to a research article.Hormonal changes associated with obesity may also ... Read more...

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It’s official: weight loss improves depressed people’s mood


July 28th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have shown that a weight loss program not only counteracts depressed mood but also reduces risk factors for heart disease and stroke in ... Read more...

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Kids fail to tell whole grain from soluble fiber-enriched products during a test


June 28th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): When researchers at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona studied the consumption of whole grains and soluble fiber-enriched burritos and chocolate chip cookies among elementary school aged children in Pomona, ... Read more...

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Common virus may cause high blood pressure


May 15th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): A common virus affecting 60 to 99 percent of adults worldwide can be a major cause of high blood pressure, finds a new study.The research team from Beth ... Read more...

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