Being married can lower your risk of heart attacks and stroke

Unmarried people were also 43 per cent more likely to die from heart disease and 55 per cent more likely to die from strokes, researchers report in the journal Heart

Being married can lower your risk of heart attacks and strokePeople who are married may be less likely to develop cardiovascular disease or die from a heart attack or stroke than individuals who aren’t, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from 34 previous studies involving more than two million people. Overall, they found that compared to married people, adults who were divorced, widowed or […]

Loneliness tied to heart damage, premature death finds new study

Loneliness can also be bad for the heart in not just a figurative psychological sense, but physically as well. A study presented Saturday at the European Society of Cardiology's annual nursing conference finds that people who feel lonely are at a higher risk of premature death from heart disease

Loneliness tied to heart damage, premature death finds new studyLoneliness may double a person’s risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, new research has found. According to a study presented in Dublin on Saturday, feeling lonely is a strong predictor of premature death. The team of Danish researchers found that loneliness was linked to a doubled mortality risk in women and nearly double in men. […]

Erectile dysfunction is a major indicator of heart disease

Erectile dysfunction (ED) defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection for satisfactory sexual intercourse affects nearly 20 per cent of men over age 20, according to research

Erectile dysfunction is a major indicator of heart diseaseErectile dysfunction (ED) indicates greater cardiovascular risk, regardless of other risk factors, such as cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure, according new research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. In the study, which followed more than 1,900 men, ages 60 to 78, over 4 years, those who reported ED were twice as likely […]

Lung cancer risk drops significantly within five years of quitting cigarettes

New research has found that quitting smoking can substantially reduce the risk of lung cancer within five years although also warns that ex-smokers still have a greater risk of the disease even years later

Lung cancer risk drops significantly within five years of quitting cigarettesJust because you stopped smoking years ago doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods when it comes to developing lung cancer. That’s the ‘bad’ news. The good news is your risk of lung cancer drops substantially within five years of quitting. These are the main findings of a new analysis of the landmark Framingham Heart […]

Smoking just one cigarette a day can harm your heart

Researchers found that when compared with people who never smoke, smoking about one cigarette per day carries 40 to 50 % of the risk for coronary heart disease and stroke. The findings challenge a widely held view that smoking just a few cigarettes per day is ‘relatively safe.’

Smoking just one cigarette a day can harm your heartA BMJ report on the review — led by Allan Hackshaw, a professor at University College London in the United Kingdom — reveals that even if you smoke around one cigarette per day, your risk for stroke and coronary heart disease is “much greater than expected.” He and his colleagues calculated that the risk from […]

New study reveals late night snacking tied to diabetes, heart disease risk

Eating at odd times of the day disrupts the skin’s biological clock, and impacts the effectiveness of enzymes which protect against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation. People who either have jet lag or work night shifts could be damaging their health in the long-term

New study reveals late night snacking tied to diabetes, heart disease riskAre you fond of munching into some snacks late in the night? According to a latest study, this habit of yours may put you in the risk of heart diseases and diabetes by raising levels of harmful blood fats. The findings are published in the journal Experimental Physiology, said those in the shift-based job could […]

Here’s why you shouldn’t catch upon lost sleep over the weekend

Medical evidence suggests that for optimum health and function, the average adult should get seven to nine hours of sleep daily. But, those people who spent two or more hours catching up on sleep over the weekend, what researchers call ‘sleep debt,’ were more likely to have poor cardiovascular health

Here’s why you shouldn’t catch upon lost sleep over the weekendUsing the weekend to catch up on sleep may not be good for heart health, a new study suggests. The study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, included more than 21,000 older female health care professionals without a history of cardiovascular disease or cancer. Those who spent two or more hours catching up on […]

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 […]

Heart disease: 6 external warning symptoms to look out for

The heart, so integral to life, sits in its protective cage in the chest, going about its work without any external sign to the owner. Although you can't see your heart beating in your chest, not without specialist imaging technology, at least – there are visible, external signs that can indicate if something is wrong with your heart, before you suffer from a heart attack

Heart disease: 6 external warning symptoms to look out forCreased earlobes One such external indicator is diagonal creases on the earlobes – known as Frank’s sign, named after Sanders Frank, an American doctor who first described the sign. Studies have shown that there is an association with the visible external crease on the earlobe and increased risk of atherosclerosis, a disease where plaque builds […]

Exercise can reverse heart disease risk in middle-aged adults

To reap the most benefit, the exercise regimen should begin by late middle age (before age 65), when the heart apparently retains some plasticity and ability to remodel itself

Exercise can reverse heart disease risk in middle-aged adultsThe new year is a time when many plan to shape up after the excesses of the festive period. Now there is good news for those who fear it might be too late in life to improve their fitness. People into late middle age can reverse or reduce the risk of heart failure caused by […]
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