risk of cardiovascular disease

‘Low steroid levels tied to heart risks in elderly men’


June 24th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 24 (IANS) Low levels of a naturally-occurring steroid are tied to an elevated risk of heart and blood-vessel diseases in elderly men, says a new study. The steroid ... Read more...

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Post-menopause, women more vulnerable to heart attacks


June 12th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 12 (IANS) Women tend to suffer less from cardiovascular disease than men, but this difference becomes less marked post-menopause. This observation is behind a great deal of received ... Read more...

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Dark chocolate reduces risk of cardiac fatalities


June 4th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Daily consumption of dark chocolate reduces risks of fatal and non-fatal heart attacks, new research says. Monash University researchers showed that dark chocolate's blood pressure-and cholesterol-lowering ... Read more...

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Positive outlook keeps heart healthy


April 18th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Optimistic people are up to 50 percent less likely to suffer a coronary or a stroke, American researchers say.Earlier medical studies have shown that negative states ... Read more...

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Potency wrecking compound linked to heart disease


February 24th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Scientists are now suspecting that toxic chemical BPA, known to wreck male potency, may also be linked to heart disease.People with higher urine concentrations of ... Read more...

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Omega-3 fatty acids boon for undersized babies


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) Omega-3 fatty acids commonly found in marine and plant oils could be a boon for undersized babies in preventing heart attack or strokes when they grow ... Read more...

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Black tea is beneficial for health


December 31st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (IANS) While many people prefer being cautious about taking too much tea at home or workplace, researchers now suggest that by taking three cups a day one ... Read more...

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Sexually abused girl child more prone to stroke


November 14th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Girls who have been sexually or physically abused may be more vulnerable to heart attacks and strokes as adults.The study conducted by Brigham University found that ... Read more...

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Some fatty acids can be beneficial too


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Excessive consumption of a fat-rich diet could be fuelling the obesity epidemic in the US and other parts of the world. But not all fats are ... Read more...

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Red wine’s benefits for heart overestimated?


September 20th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 20 (IANS) Red wine, popularly touted as a remedy for a host of medical condtions, has no protective qualities to prevent heart disease, says a new study."In particular, ... Read more...

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Indoor pollution ups cardio risk among women


July 10th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) The practice of cooking with wood or cow dung inside houses exposes millions of women to fine particles of air pollution in developing countries which can ... Read more...

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New polypill halves heart disease and stroke risk


May 26th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) A new 'polypill' containing both aspirin and statins halves the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to the first international trial of the drug.It has ... Read more...

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Tomatoes can save you from high cholesterol


May 19th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 19 (IANS) Want to be free of high cholesterol and blood pressure (BP)? Tomatoes can be a way out for you!Tomatoes may be an effective alternative to drugs ... Read more...

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Patients with HIV infection at greater risk of developing heart failure


April 26th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found that patients with HIV infection, who do not have a prior history of coronary heart disease, may be at a higher risk of developing ... Read more...

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Following cancer prevention guidelines lower risk of death from all-causes


April 16th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A study of more than 100,000 men and women over 14 years has found non-smokers who followed cancer prevention guidelines had a lower risk of death from cancer, ... Read more...

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Tangerines help prevent obesity, protect against heart disease


April 7th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 07 (ANI): A substance in tangerines that not only prevents obesity, but also offers protection against type 2 diabetes, and even atherosclerosis, the underlying disease responsible for most heart attacks ... Read more...

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Novel way to identify heart disease earlier during sleep found


April 5th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): New research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has revealed that a specially customised pulse oximeter attached to the finger can be used to detect changes in heart ... Read more...

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Vitamin D levels linked with health of blood vessels


April 4th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) The lack of Vitamin D, even in generally healthy people, is linked to stiffer arteries and the inability of blood vessels to relax.The results of a ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to high BP, stiffer arteries


April 4th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): People with lower levels of vitamin D are more likely to have stiffer arteries and an inability of blood vessels to relax, according to a new study.The findings ... Read more...

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Irregular physical activity can trigger heart attacks


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) A new research suggests that spikes in physical activity -- such as during sex -- can have the opposite effect -- triggering heart attacks and cardiac ... Read more...

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High-fiber diet ‘cuts heart disease risk’


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): Scientists have found that a high-fiber diet could be a critical heart-healthy lifestyle change young and middle-aged adults can make.The study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of ... Read more...

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Menopausal hot flashes ‘may protect women’s hearts’


February 25th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has found that women who suffer from hot flashes when they begin menopause may be at lower risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and death.For the ... Read more...

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Dairy products aren’t necessarily bad for your health


February 12th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Fen 12 (ANI): A new study has challenged the long-held beliefs about the impact of saturated fatty acids (SFA) on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).Experts concluded that "single risk factors ... Read more...

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Eating blueberries ‘can guard against high BP’


January 15th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A new research by the University of East Anglia and Harvard University has suggested that eating blueberries can guard against high blood pressure.The new findings revealed that ... Read more...

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Top 10 major advances in heart disease in 2010


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): The American Heart Association has compiled its annual list of the top 10 major advances in heart disease."We have come far in the past decade, reducing heart disease ... Read more...

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Pills to bust blues raise heart attack risk


December 14th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Pills to bust the blues carry fatal heart attack risks too, says a new research. The latest study by Mark Hamer of the University College, London shows ... Read more...

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Older anti-depressants linked to heart risk


December 1st, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that a class of older generation anti-depressant is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).The study that followed nearly 15,000 people in ... Read more...

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Fat outside of the arteries linked to cardiovascular disease


November 17th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new research has found that fat around the outside of arteries may lead to the development of cardiovascular disease and could be linked to its onset in ... Read more...

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Smoking parents might up risk of heart diseases in kids: Study


November 15th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Parents who smoke at home may place their children at risk for cardiovascular diseases, according to a new research.Smoking parents can put children at risk of oxidative ... Read more...

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High job stress ‘ups risk of heart disease by 40 pc for women’


November 15th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A new research has revealed that women who under high job strain have a 40 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease and the need for procedures to open ... Read more...

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Heart patients better off eating a KFC Double Down than one egg yolk!


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Consuming one egg yolk can increase chances of vascular diseases much more than eating a Double Down from Kentucky Fried Chicken, says a new study.An egg yolk, depending ... Read more...

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High resting heart rate may shorten life


October 27th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A direct link between heart rate at rest and risk of death in people with stable heart disease has been found in a study.If you are a person ... Read more...

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Diet rich in walnuts, walnut oil can fight stress


October 4th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): If daily stress is taking a toll on your health, it's time to eat walnuts, as they help fight stress, says a new study."We wanted to find out ... Read more...

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Pomegranate juice helps get rid of paunch


October 3rd, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) It can help prevent cancer, is good for your heart and can even boost your sex life. Now, scientists believe that pomegranate juice has the power to reduce ... Read more...

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Poor kidney function linked to brain and heart problems


October 1st, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people with impaired kidney function are at a higher risk of future stroke than people with normal kidney function.A second study found ... Read more...

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