Alcohol abuse in young adults and its impact on heart

Dr Hasmukh Rawat, a Senior Interventional Cardiologist and HOD - Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares how alcohol consumption can affect the health of the heart, and what problems it can cause

Alcohol abuse in young adults and its impact on heartWe all are aware of the fact that too much of anything can turn out to be bad for you. Today, young adults do not understand the importance of preventive health care and turn a deaf ear to the most advice given in this regard. For a majority of this group, socially recognised lifestyle habit […]

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 […]

Spending time outdoors can reduce risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes

Data from almost 300 million people was analysed as part of the new review. It is hoped doctors will now recommend patients spend more time outdoors. Researchers admitted they are unsure as to what causes the benefits found. But the team believe it could be down to the more opportunities to socialise

Spending time outdoors can reduce risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetesLiving close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A new report published today reveals that exposure to greenspace reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure. Populations with […]

Fish oils, aspirin do not prevent heart attack or strokes in people with diabetes

According to new results from a trial with diabetes patients, neither aspirin nor fish oils can help those who seek to prevent their first heart attack or stroke. The findings of the research were presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Munich on August 26

Fish oils, aspirin do not prevent heart attack or strokes in people with diabetesIt is the recommended medication for survivors of heart attack and stroke as it can help in reducing the risk of a second cardiovascular event. The medication works by thinning the blood which, in turn, can prevent the formation of blood clots. But what about people who do not have a history of cardiovascular events? […]

Deep forehead wrinkles linked with increased risk of heart disease

According to research presented in Munich today at the ESC Congress 2018, the annual conference of the European Society of Cardiology, people who have lots of deep forehead wrinkles, more than is typical for their age, may have a higher risk of dying of cardiovascular disease

Deep forehead wrinkles linked with increased risk of heart diseaseAre wrinkles just an inevitable consequence of ageing, or could they signal something more sinister? Assessing brow wrinkles could be an easy, low-cost way to identify people in a high-risk category for cardiovascular mortality (CVD). “You can’t see or feel risk factors like high cholesterol or hypertension,” says study author Yolande Esquirol, associate professor of […]

Lack of sleep can ‘age’ your heart in the long-run, reveals study

Preliminary results from a new study show that excess heart age (EHA) appeared to be lowest among adults who reported sleeping seven hours per 24-hour period. Sleeping times less than or greater than seven hours were associated with increased excess heart age, and the highest elevations in EHA were noted in short sleeper

Lack of sleep can ‘age’ your heart in the long-run, reveals studyAdults who sleep too little or too much may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, say researchers who argue that the best way to think of the harmful effect is in terms of ‘excess heart age.’ In a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults, those who slept seven hours a night had […]

More than eight hours of sleep can increase heart disease and death risk

Scientific study reveals a 47% higher risk of heart disease and strokes. The new study involved more than 3.3 million people from around the world. It was led by the universities of Keele, Manchester, Leeds and East Anglia. Scientists said excessive sleep should be considered a ‘marker’ of poor health. One explanation could be getting too much sleep means too little exercise

More than eight hours of sleep can increase heart disease and death riskThe study also showed that sleeping for ten hours is associated with a 30% increased risk of dying, compared with sleeping for seven hours. As reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association, lead author Chung Shing Kwok and colleagues studied the link between self-reported sleep duration and quality, cardiovascular outcomes and mortality across […]

Early baldness interlinked with higher heart disease risk in men

The research, to be presented at the CSI's 69th annual conference in Kolkata, studied 790 men under 40 who had coronary artery disease and 1,270 healthy men of a similar age, who acted as a control group.

Early baldness interlinked with higher heart disease risk in menMale pattern baldness and premature greying are more of a risk factor for heart disease than obesity in men under 40, new research suggests. A study of more than 2,000 young men in India showed more who had coronary artery disease were prematurely bald or grey than men with a full head of hair. The […]

Even minor distress puts you at risk of chronic disease, says study

Dealing with anxiety, depression, and stress at intense levels for a long time can impact our long-term physical health. But what if we are exposed to low levels of psychological distress? Does it still jeopardise our well-being? According to a new study, the answer is ‘yes’

Even minor distress puts you at risk of chronic disease, says study“Although the relationship between significant distress and the onset of arthritis, chronic pulmonary obstructive disorder (COPD), cardiovascular disease, and diabetes is well established,” says Prof. Catharine Gale, from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, “there is a significant gap in knowledge regarding the link between lower and moderate levels of distress and the […]

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 […]
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