Four cups of coffee might have a protective effect on your heart

Researchers found that consuming the amount of caffeine that is equivalent to four cups of coffee might be enough to set off a cellular chain of events that protects the cells of our hearts

Four cups of coffee might have a protective effect on your heartAccording to a new study four cups of strong coffee might be the amount that would keep the hearts of older adults healthy. The latest study titled, “CDKN1B/p27 is localized in mitochondria and improves respiration-dependent processes in the cardiovascular system – New mode of action for caffeine,” was published on 21st of June 2018 in […]

Children born to mothers older than 35 are more likely to have heart problems

Children born of mothers over 35 are more likely to have weaker cardiovascular systems, University of Alberta researchers found. Both the age of eggs and of the placenta contribute to these changes.This means that even women who conceive through IVF are at risk

Children born to mothers older than 35 are more likely to have heart problemsNew research published in The Journal of Physiology demonstrates that adult offspring born to older mothers are more susceptible to heart risks in later life. These results could be crucial in developing preventative treatments for children born to older women. Older motherhood is associated with an increased risk of complications during pregnancy with a greater […]

Just one high-fat meal can set the stage for heart disease

A single high-fat milkshake, with a fat and calorie content similar to some enticing restaurant fare, can quickly transform our healthy red blood cells into small, spiky cells that wreak havoc inside our blood vessels and help set the perfect stage for cardiovascular disease, scientists report

Just one high-fat meal can set the stage for heart diseaseJust four hours after consuming a milkshake made with whole milk, heavy whipping cream and ice cream, healthy young men also had blood vessels less able to relax and an immune response similar to one provoked by an infection, the team of researchers reported. While the dramatic, unhealthy shift was likely temporary in these healthy […]

A banana a day keeps heart disease at bay

Low levels of the mineral may increase your chances of developing heart disease, new research in JCI Insight suggests, which is why you should add potassium rich foods such as avocado, bananas, and potatoes to your diet. Other options include raisins, artichokes, milk, and spinach

A banana a day keeps heart disease at bayIf you don’t eat enough potassium, you might raise your risk of getting painful muscle cramps. But not eating enough potassium can also have a more serious consequence: Low levels of the mineral may increase your chances of developing heart disease, new research in JCI Insight suggests, which is why you should add foods like […]

Here’s how our bones heal after a fracture

In most cases, bone makes use of its remarkable ability to regenerate. This means that the new bone that fills the fracture closely resembles the bone before the injury, without a trace of a scar

Here’s how our bones heal after a fractureMany people have experienced or at least seen someone with a fracture at a certain point in time. Broken bones are painful, but the majority heal very well. The secret lies in stem cells and bone’s natural ability to renew itself. We may take our bones for granted or are not aware of its amazing […]

Uncontrolled diabetes tied to erectile dysfunction in men

Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar starrer ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ which released last year highlighted the issue of erectile dysfunction (ED). ED is an inability to get an erection sufficient enough for an intercourse. This could be due to many factors, one of which could be lack of blood supply to the penis, caused due to uncontrolled diabetes or an onset of diabetes

Uncontrolled diabetes tied to erectile dysfunction in menWhile a lot of studies do show that any man with uncontrolled diabetes has three times more chances of developing erectile dysfunction, My Medical Mantra tries to see why this could be a reason and how common it is. As a busy day starts at 9:00 am at Dr Gadge’s Diabetes Centre in Goregaon, there is a […]

Heart health: Youth at a higher risk of heart disease due to smoking and other vices

The increase in heart disease in younger adults are caused due to habits of smoking, stress (work and non-work related), unhealthy diet, lack of sufficient physical activity and excess consumption of salt and packaged food, in some cases

Heart health: Youth at a higher risk of heart disease due to smoking and other vicesDeaths caused due to heart disease are usually attributed to the adult population. What is less known is that young adults are not spared of this main cause of death worldwide. The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) conducted a study to find the reasons for youth being susceptible to heart diseases and […]

Alcoholism: A rising cause for hip replacement, say doctors

A young man has recently undergone a hip replacement surgery at Sahyadri Hospital in Pune. The doctor says the condition was caused due to excessive alcohol. Experts say the condition is growing higher among young alcoholic men

Alcoholism: A rising cause for hip replacement, say doctors  With the festival season upon us there is a lot of fun and frolic seen all around. It is during this season that Prasad Mohite (name changed) came rushing to Sahyadri Hospital to meet Dr Abhijit Agashe complaining about his inability to walk, even though he is just 31. “I get a lot of […]

People with healthiest hearts live in the forests of Bolivia

There are around 16,000 Tsimane people who hunt, fish and farm on Maniqui River in Amazon rainforest in Bolivian lowlands. Their way of life has similarities to human civilisation thousands of years ago and researchers found that they have the best indicators of cardiovascular health ever reported

People with healthiest hearts live in the forests of BoliviaThe healthiest hearts in the world have been found in the Tsimane people in the forests of Bolivia, say researchers. Barely any Tsimane had signs of clogged up arteries – even well into old age – a study in the Lancet showed. “It’s an incredible population” with radically different diets and ways of living, said […]