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Learn how to accurately take your blood pressure at home

High blood pressure or hypertension is known as the “silent killer.” It can happen without any symptoms and eventually lead to serious complications, such as heart attack and stroke. People experience hypertension when the force against blood vessel walls significantly increases. Those who are inactive, overweight and with an unhealthy diet have high risk of […]

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Late evening eating may put women’s heart health at risk

Evidence is accumulating that mealtimes can impact cardiometabolic health. One recent study, for example, showed that eating meals earlier in the day can help people lose weight, while eating later in the day may promote weight gain and slow down metabolism. These studies also showed that later mealtimes raise inflammatory markers that are usually associated […]

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Climb stairs frequently, for few minutes a day, can help improve heart health

A few minutes of stairs climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health. These are the findings of a new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan. The findings, published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, suggest that virtually anyone can improve their fitness, anywhere, any time. “The […]

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A big neck may mean you need to improve your health, study reveals

The congress takes place 22 to 26 May in Pasay City and is organised by the Philippine Heart Association. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and APSC are holding joint scientific sessions as part of the ESC Global Activities programme. Metabolic syndrome refers to the cluster of diabetes or prediabetes, abdominal obesity, high blood lipids, […]

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Smokeless tobacco use in pregnancy linked to increased blood pressure in kids

Researchers examined blood pressure in 21 kids exposed in the womb to snus, a moist powdered smokeless tobacco, and 19 children without any prenatal tobacco exposure. In kids exposed to snus, systolic blood pressure – the ‘top number’ – averaged 4.2 mmHG (millimeters of mercury) higher than in children without any prenatal tobacco exposure, showing […]

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Healthy men with high waist-stature ratio have increased risk of heart disease

Health experts have warned for years that men and women with excess abdominal fat run a greater risk of developing cardiovascular problems. However, individuals with abdominal or central obesity are not the only ones in danger, according to a new study. The study was conducted by Brazilian researchers affiliated with São Paulo State University (UNESP) […]

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Healthy high-fibre diet could help reduce preeclampsia risk

Plant-based fibre is broken down in the gut by bacteria into factors that influence the immune system. Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, the Barwon Infant Study from Deakin University, Monash University, James Cook University and the Australian National University collaborated to investigate the role of these metabolic products of gut bacteria […]

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#WorldHeartDay: 5 healthy heart tips

India has rapidly become the capital of metabolic diseases over the globe.This term encompasses a combination of ‘high’ – body weight, blood pressure, blood sugars and blood cholesterol, a disease of excess. These metabolic diseases lead to heart diseases like heart attacks, heart failure and fluctuations in heart rate (arrhythmia), said Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant […]

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#WorldHeartDay: Stressed at work and trouble sleeping? You’re at a high risk for heart disease

Work stress and impaired sleep are linked to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with hypertension. That’s the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Study author Professor Karl-Heinz Ladwig, of the German Research Centre for Environmental Health […]

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