Drinking buttermilk can help improves heart health

Here’s another reason to love buttermilk even more. A new study suggests that the fermented dairy drink could actually help improve heart health. The findings, published in the journal Gut, showed that buttermilk, as well as other fermented dairy products, contain molecules that could help lower the production of cholesterol and other harmful blood lipids […]

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Keep these 5 daily health promises for a healthy heart

Promise yourself a sound sleep Make sleep a priority. Researchers believe that sleeping too little causes disruption in our biological clocks and thus adversely affects body functions, including increasing the risk of developing high blood pressure and inflammation in the body and can cause heart disease. The prescribed duration of sleep is nothing less than […]

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What is the best time of the day to take hypertension medicine?

Spanish researchers who followed nearly 20,000 patients for a median of six years found that patients who took their medications at bedtime cut their overall risk of dying from cardiovascular causes during the study nearly in half compared with those taking the drugs in the morning, according to a report in European Heart Journal. “The […]

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Deep forehead wrinkles linked with increased risk of heart disease

Are 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 […]

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Low-carb, keto diets may raise the risk of heart rhythm disorders

The study is being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual conference next week. It is the first ever to look at how low-carb diets affect the heart, assessing 13,000 dieters But new research suggests that cutting back on carbohydrates can spell trouble for your heart. The findings show people getting a low proportion […]

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Cardiovascular risk linked not to weight, but to body fat storage

By studying a large cohort of women who had already been through menopause, researchers have found that cardiovascular risk is associated with body shape, which results from how fat is distributed in the body. Existing studies have suggested that a person’s body mass index (BMI), calculated in reference to their total weight and height, is […]

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Sleeping less than six hours a night may increase risk of cardiovascular disease in men, says study

Sleeping less than six hours every night could increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, said a study. The study focused on 4,000 people with no known history of heart disease. Their average age was 46, and two-thirds of participants were men. Participants wore an actigraph, a tool used to measure activity, for seven days to […]

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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 […]

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Diabetes during or before pregnancy tied to early heart disease risk in children

The increased rates were more pronounced among children of mothers with a history of CVD or diabetic complications. If this association is shown to be causal, preventing, screening, and treating diabetes in women of childbearing age could be important not only for improving the health of the women but also for reducing long term risks […]

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Good oral hygiene linked to lower risk of heart failure, AFib

Previous research suggests that poor oral hygiene leads to bacteria in the blood, causing inflammation in the body. Inflammation increases the risks of atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) and heart failure (the heart’s ability to pump blood or relax and fill with blood is impaired). This study examined the connection between oral hygiene and the occurrence […]

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