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News tag: heart health


Heart health index may predict risk of cognitive functions

4 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The healthier our heart is, the lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests. Scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center conducted a study to discern the association between heart function and the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The study concluded that participants with decreased heart function as…


Label change required in US for testosterone drugs

4 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
All drugs containing testosterone will need new labels indicating the increased risk of heart attack and strokes associated with the hormone, US Food and Drug Administration said. It is estimated millions of Americans use testosterone drugs, prompting FDA to mention that testosterone should not be used to treat common conditions…


Peanuts linked to improved heart health across continents, gender

3 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Frequent consumption of peanuts may lower the risk of premature dying from heart attack, a new study shows. Collaboration between researchers at Vanderbilt University in US and Shanghai Cancer Institute in China looked at the association of peanut and nut consumption with mortality among low-income and racially diverse populations. Researchers…


Smiling often improves overall health

14 Jan, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
A smile will not only make people around you happy, but even more importantly, an optimistic attitude may help your heart stay in perfect health, Harvard researchers announced. According to a recent study, people with an optimistic attitude, showing a can-do attitude, have a significant better chance of having a…


Fish component attributed with improving heart health

13 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
For a long time, health experts recommended consuming fish for its heart-related benefits. A peptide found in fish contributes substantially in the battle against heart problems, new research suggests. Resulting from eating fish oil, the levels of fats called triglycerides found in human body drop significantly, and reduce the risk…


Optimists enjoy a healthy heart

12 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
An optimistic perspective on life benefits your overall health, as those with an upbeat stance on life have significantly better cardiovascular health compared to that of pessimists, new research has found. On top of boosting the overall health, optimism has a significant positive impact on heart’s health, the study found.…


Cooking at home detrimental to heart health

15 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The more time spent cooking at home, the greater the risk of developing problems heart disease and related health problems, new study found. Researchers claim the home cooking may not be so healthy after all, and the more time people spend at home preparing meals, the higher the risk of…

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Unhealthy diet’s damaging effects may prove irreversable

5 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The damaging effects of unhealthy eating have a lasting impact, even after going on a healthy diet, a new study found. Scientists warn that eating too much fat, sugar, and salt alters the way genes function. Moreover, even a drastic change in diet to include fish, fruit, and vegetables may…


Aging reversed successfully in mice, human tests show promise

4 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 1 comment
Eternal youth is getting closer, as scientists were able to turn off the aging gene, a new research found. Using lab mice, researchers were able to switch on the youthful genes, while turning off the aging genes by using proteins and molecules that appear naturally. "We've discovered genes that control…


Resveratrol claimed health benefits debunked

4 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Resveratrol (RSV), a phenol found in red wine, has gained popularity because of the health benefits associated with it. Recent research though, dismisses its role as blood pressure regulator and prevent heart disease. Even worse, resveratrol may actually have a negative effects on hearth health. The findings were published in…