It may only take one energy drink to harm your blood vessels, reveals study

Since they contain high levels of caffeine, taurine, and other stimulating substances, the safety of energy drinks has always been the subject of intense debate

It may only take one energy drink to harm your blood vessels, reveals studyFor instance, the authors of one study, expressed concerns that energy drinks may act as a gateway for illicit drug use. Other research indicates that having too many energy drinks may cause liver damage. But is it safe to consume energy drinks in any quantity? From students pulling all-nighters to fitness enthusiasts, many people use […]

Pregnancy disorders may lead to more hot flashes during menopause

A new study suggests that women with a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes may experience a greater burden of hot flashes during the menopause transition

Pregnancy disorders may lead to more hot flashes during menopauseWhat occurs during pregnancy could have longer-term health effects than originally thought. Study results will be presented during The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in San Diego, October 3-6, 2018. It is estimated that among 60% to 80% of women experience hot flashes as part of menopause. Since hot flashes have been associated […]

Know how air pollution affects your heart

Excessive air pollution is associated not only with respiratory diseases like bronchitis, asthma and lung cancer, but also cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies show that air pollution behaves akin to cigarette smoke. In addition, air pollution is also associated with chronic lifestyle disease like hypertension and diabetes

Know how air pollution affects your heartMajor Indian metropolitan cities are reeling under the effects of severe air pollution, euphemistically called ‘smog’, this phenomenon occurs every year during winter. This has deleterious effects not only on the respiratory system, but as recent studies show, also on the cardiovascular health of people living in urban areas. Excessive air pollution is associated not […]

Cardiovascular deaths rise in India by 34% in two decades

The deaths caused due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) declined by 41 per cent in the US between 1990 and 2016, while, in the same period, it rose by around 34 per cent in India

Cardiovascular deaths rise in India by 34% in two decadesA new international study published by Elsevier, in the Journal of American College of Cardiology, says that the deaths caused due to heart diseases have declined significantly in the US in the last 25 years, but on the contrary, it continues to rise in India with cardiovascular diseases being the leading cause of death. The […]

Childhood heart defects interlinked with early onset of dementia

The study findings revealed compared to people born with normal hearts, adult survivors of childhood heart defects were more than twice as likely to develop dementia by age 65. The dementia risk increased with the severity of heart defects

Childhood heart defects interlinked with early onset of dementiaPeople who survive childhood heart defects may have an increased risk of developing dementia before age 65, a Danish study suggests. “Previous studies showed that people born with heart defects may be at higher risk of neurodevelopmental problems in childhood, such as epilepsy and autism, but this is, to our knowledge, the first study to […]

Switching to a vegetarian diet slashes heart disease death risk by 40%

 In the past few decades, numerous studies have demonstrated that restricting meat impacts the body in a number of positive ways. For instance, a plant-based diet has been shown to reduce the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome

Switching to a vegetarian diet slashes heart disease death risk by 40%The latest in a long line of papers on the many health benefits of reducing meat intake concludes that a plant-based diet is great news for your heart Vegetarianism is regularly touted as a more healthful option and many people are working to reduce their meat intake. Vegetarianism and veganism may even protect against certain […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yoga may benefit heart health as much as aerobics, finds study

Based on 37 clinical trials, researchers found that doing yoga lowered blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate and other cardiovascular risk factors in increments comparable to those seen with aerobic exercise

Yoga may benefit heart health as much as aerobics, finds studyThose sun salutations and downward dogs could be as good for the heart as cycling or brisk walking, and easier to tolerate for older people and those with health challenges, according to a new review of existing research. “Taken together, these improvements could facilitate and complement a regimen toward better cardiovascular health,” said Paula Chu, […]

Mangoes can help benefit our gut health and lower blood pressure

A new study conducted at the University of California, Davis found that two cups of mangos a day had beneficial effects on systolic blood pressure among healthy postmenopausal women. Mango consumption helped relax blood vessels in as little as two hours after intake

Mangoes can help benefit our gut health and lower blood pressureMangoes have been cultivated in South Asia for thousands of years, and they now find homes across many of the warmer regions of Earth. They are the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines, and for good reason: they’re delicious. As far as nutrition goes, the mango contains a range of vitamins and minerals, […]