Posts Tagged ‘heart disease’

Study: Wine Only Beneficial Against Cardiovascular Disease For People Who Exercise

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Many people may have heard about the health benefits of drinking red or white wine. Its benefits include helping protect against cardiovascular disease if consumed in moderation. But according to the results of the In Vino Veritas, or IVV, study, the health benefits of wine may only be functioning in people who exercise. The results were recently presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress. The I

New Research Suggests Link Between Anxiety and Stroke Risk

Saturday, December 21st, 2013
Does feeling anxious often put you at more risk of having a stroke? New research seems to be saying so. According to researchers of a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institute of Mental Health, the greater your anxiety level, the more at risk you will be of having a stroke. The researchers looked into a nationally representative group from the first National Health and

Men And Belly Fat

Friday, August 2nd, 2013
Having too much belly fat is not something to be proud of. For the men, it may even carry more serious consequences than other health factors. Aside from being unsightly, excess belly fat can increase the risk to certain health conditions in men. This indicates that losing those fats is important for men to stay healthier and reduce the risks of certain health conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. T

Chemical in Red Meat Linked to Heart Disease

Monday, April 15th, 2013
A chemical found in red meat has recently been linked by scientists to the higher incidence of heart disease among the current population. A team of researchers from the US has identified a link between heart disease and a compound called carnitine, which is found in red meat and also as a supplement to popular energy drinks. The research is published online in the journal Nature Medicine. The study, led by Stanley

High Cholesterol Levels In Young Adults

Monday, April 18th, 2011
People may generally think that high cholesterol levels may only be a concern for older, middle aged adults. But due to the changes in the way humans lived as well as the general lifestyles that they follow, this concern may now be increasingly affecting younger adults as well. Doctors have been seeing an increase of young adults 25 years old and below having to deal with high cholesterol levels. Alarming Statisti

Statin Benefits Unclear For Low Risk Heart Disease Patients

Saturday, March 5th, 2011
Statins have been considered as a safe and effective treatment for those with heart disease. It is now even being used increasingly as a preventive measure for heart disease, even among those who are at low risk of the said condition. But recent research has found out that the benefits of using statins for those with no prior history of heart disease may be questionable at best. Cardiovascular disease is considered

Two Hours Watching TV Can Boost Heart Disease Risk

Thursday, January 13th, 2011
Habitual couch potatoes should better watch it. Recent research indicates that watching TV regularly for as much as two hours can dramatically increase heart disease risk. Spending more and more time in front of the TV or computer screen for two hours or more may lead to a twice likely chance for people to experience a cardiac event that can lead to hospitalization or even death. The study was conducted by research

Heart Disease Still The America's Top Killer

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
Heart disease has long been on the top of the list when it comes to mortality rates in the US. Unfortunately, it still remains to be the number one killer among Americans, according to the recent Mortality Report released by the National Center for Health Statistics of the CDC. The latest statistics covered data taken from 2008. But despite this, there is still some positive news to come out of the said data. The

Benefits Of Fish Oil

Thursday, October 14th, 2010
Fish oil has long been known to offer several health benefits. Commonly used as a food supplement, fish oil provides a number of essential nutrients that the body uses for a number of vital bodily functions. These same nutrients also provide other added benefits: Omega-3 Fatty Acids One of the more popular nutrients associated with fish oil is a compound group known as omega-3 fatty acids. They are known to provid

Foods For Healthy Heart And Gums

Friday, July 2nd, 2010
Medical experts have recently found out that the health of your gums may somehow be related to your heart. Studies show that people with gum disease are twice as likely to also suffer from heart problems. For this reason, doctors are coming up with the message that dealing with one problem may help people avoid the other. The link between dental and heart problems may stem around the effects of inflammation. Medica