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News tag: heart disease


Children raised in smoking households have increased risk of heart disease

25 Mar, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Parents who smoke in front of their kids at home increase the risk children will have of developing heart disease in adulthood, a new study suggests. The study offers a growing evidence that exposure to smoking from parents has a lasting effect on children's cardiovascular health in adulthood. "For parents…


Depression and Stress make a fatal combination

11 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
When heart disease, depression, and stress combine, a deadly mix ensues, new study finds. Scientist looked at the effect of significant stress and deep depression on almost 4,500 patients that suffered from heart disease called the combination the “psychosocial perfect storm.” "The combination of high stress and high depression symptoms…


Drank in moderation, coffee consumption reduces risk of stroke, heart disease

3 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Extending the list of health benefits, drinking three to five cups of coffee a day has been linked to reduced risk of stroke or heart attack, a major new study found. After examining 25,000 middle age men and women, researchers noticed that those who drank the least and the most…


Common ingredient in processed foods alter gut bacteria

26 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Many processed foods contain an ingredient that might increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and metabolic syndrome, new study suggests. Emulsifiers, a common ingredient in foods, improve the food texture and prolong its shelf-life. Experiments on mice, however, showed that emulsifiers contribute to modifications in bacteria population in…

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Urgent action needed on obesity in women to prevent risks to babies

18 Feb, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Strategies to prevent young women become obese are urgently needed as pregnancy would have damaging consequences for themselves and their babies, scientists claim in a major European research project. According to researchers associated with the Dorian consortium, children of obese mothers are more likely to develop heart disease, have a…


Addressing protein linked to alcohol craving may help treat alcoholism

12 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Alcoholism is a condition that, in addition to the large number of people affected worldwide, it is difficult to treat. However, by targeting a specific protein it may be possible to offer a treatment for alcoholism and a mechanism of preventing the heart and liver damages alcohol causes, according to…


Red wine may help reduce memory decline

9 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Red grapes and peanuts are rich in a compound that may help prevent age-related decline in memory, new research suggests. Researchers at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine said that resveratrol, a potent antioxidant and effective in removing cholesterol inside the arteries, has this added ability. Resveratrol has…


People trade in years of life to avoid taking daily pill

4 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
People taking an online survey indicate they would risk an earlier death rather than take a daily pill to prevent heart disease. It comes down to the total cost of at least $1,000 of avoiding taking a pill every day for the rest of their lives. Dr. Robert Hutchins of…


Collagen supplements uses and benefits

2 Feb, 2015 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Collagen supplements are often marketed as anti-aging products to improve the skin. Collagen is a protein found in connective tissues throughout your body, and is a major component of your skin. As you age, your skin's inner layer loses collage, resulting in a less supple and more vulnerable skin, which…


Olive leaf oil exhibits impressive health benefits

29 Jan, 2015 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Olive tree is a great source of health, famous mainly for the oil. An equally healthy, yet less known product is the olive oil leaf oil. The fresh leaves of the olive tree have been used as a medicine, and recent research at two Australian universities are illustrating why olive…