Exposure to pesticides and metals in day-to-day life tied to increased heart disease risk

The study found the strongest associations for metals and pesticides and coronary heart disease and atrial fibrillation, and further work should focus on which biological mechanisms play a role for metal-associated and pesticide-associated cardiovascular disease (CVDs). Many metals are strong inducers of oxidative stress which may result in CVD either directly or via increased inflammation

Exposure to pesticides and metals in day-to-day life tied to increased heart disease riskWorkplace exposure to metals and pesticides is linked to a heightened risk of heart disease in Hispanic and Latino workers, reveals research published online in the journal Heart. Language barriers and low levels of education, coupled with fears about job security and immigration status, may make this rapidly growing ethnic group especially vulnerable, say the […]

Multiple studies reveal role of red meat in gut bacteria and risk of developing heart disease

In concurrent studies, Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered new mechanisms that demonstrate why and how regularly eating red meat can increase the risk of heart disease, and the role gut bacteria play in that process

Multiple studies reveal role of red meat in gut bacteria and risk of developing heart diseaseThe research, led by Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D., builds upon previous work showing TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide) – a gut bacteria byproduct formed during digestion – can lead to the development of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes. TMAO is produced when gut bacteria digest choline, lecithin and carnitine, nutrients that are abundant in animal […]

Infections could trigger cardiovascular disease, reveals new study

A new study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, zooms in on the link between infections and adverse cardiovascular disease (CVD).  The researchers looked for infections that these people developed up to 1–2 years before the cardiovascular event

Infections could trigger cardiovascular disease, reveals new studySeveral factors may raise the risk of cardiovascular conditions. Some of these factors are modifiable, such as smoking, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Other factors, such as sex, race, age, and family history, cannot be modified. However, there are also a number of  ‘acute risk factors’, or triggers, that can lead to CVD. Some […]

Bullying has long-term health impacts, affects heart and mental health in long-run

Boys who engaged in more bullying in childhood tended to be aggressive and were more likely to smoke in adulthood, which increases risk factors for heart disease and other life-threatening diseases. Boys who were bullied, tended to have more stressful life experiences

Bullying has long-term health impacts, affects heart and mental health in long-runAccording to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Being bullied in childhood may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health well into adulthood. It can have negative impact on heart health. The unique study tracked a diverse group of over 300 […]

Common myths about blood pressure, busted!

There are several myths and misconceptions surrounding Blood Pressure(BP) and its treatment. Understanding and debunking these myths is important, not just to change your numbers but overall health. Let us look at 8 of the most common misconceptions and the truth behind each

Common myths about blood pressure, busted!Misconception: There is nothing we can do to prevent Hypertension. Truth: Even if a person is showing many risk factors, few preventive steps taken in the right direction can help controlling and preventing high BP. These include judicious weight control, healthy food habits, low salt consumption, regular exercise and by avoiding stress Misconception:  One abnormal […]

Pregnancy high blood pressure linked to dementia decades later, reveals study

Pregnant women who develop preeclampsia, a condition involving dangerously high blood pressure, have more than three times higher risk of dementia later in life than women who don’t have this pregnancy complication, researchers say

Pregnancy high blood pressure linked to dementia decades later, reveals studyA leading cause of preterm birth, preeclampsia is an inflammatory blood vessel disorder that occurs in 2 per cent to 10 per cent of pregnancies, usually after 20 weeks’ gestation. In addition to high blood pressure, the condition can cause abnormally high levels of protein in the urine and fluid retention. Based on records for […]

Eating yogurt on a daily basis can reduce your heart attack risk

A new study suggests that higher yogurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women

Eating yogurt on a daily basis can reduce your heart attack riskAccording to a new research, consuming yogurt daily can help reduce the risk of a stroke or heart attack by at least 30%, on people with high blood pressure. Scientists found out that a daily dose of ‘good bacteria‘, or probiotics present in yogurt, boosts the microbes in the gut, protecting against the effects of […]

Seed oils are better for cholesterol than olive oil, reveals study

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), heart disease and stroke are the biggest killers worldwide and have been so for 15 years. In 2016, 15.2 million people died because of these cardiovascular diseases

Seed oils are better for cholesterol than olive oil, reveals study  Dr Lukas Schwingshackl — from the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke — led the new study. This study was the first to carry out an analysis that allows the impact of several oils and solid fats on blood lipids to be assessed in a single model. Many have compared the effect of replacing […]

Cardiovascular disease is claiming many young lives, reports study

Indian patients are at inherently greater risk of diabetes as well as cardiovascular disease; these chronic diseases occur a decade earlier in Indian population

Cardiovascular disease is claiming many young lives, reports studyDiabetes is a major risk-factor for cardiovascular disease; both these diseases have assumed epidemic proportions in India. Diabetes is the second commonest comorbidity in cardiology OPDs in India. Maharashtra, cardiovascular disease is leading cause of death in adults over 40 years of age, accounting for almost 2 out of every 5 deaths. In Maharashtra, ischemic […]

Want a healthy heart, pursue higher education

A genetic tendency to obtain more education was also linked with lower odds of smoking, being overweight and having unhealthy levels of blood fats, which could help explain the connection between more schooling and heart disease risk

Want a healthy heart, pursue higher educationHigher education has been linked to better jobs, greater pay and, now, even a healthier heart. People who spend more years in school have a lower risk for heart disease, according to an international team of researchers from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, University College London, and the University of Oxford in England. “Increasing […]
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