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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Late evening eating may put women’s heart health at risk

Evidence is accumulating that mealtimes can impact cardiometabolic health. One recent study, for example, showed that eating meals earlier in the day can help people lose weight, while eating later in the day may promote weight gain and slow down metabolism. These studies also showed that later mealtimes raise inflammatory markers that are usually associated […]

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Waist size, not body mass index, might be a better predictor of coronary artery disease

The results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Because CAD remains the leading cause of death worldwide, there is tremendous attention given to its modifiable risk factors. Estrogen protects women’s cardiovascular systems before menopause, which helps explain why the incidence of CAD in premenopausal women is […]

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Good heart health at age 50 linked to lower dementia risk later in life

The researchers say their findings support public health policies to improve cardiovascular health in middle age to promote later brain health. Dementia is a progressive disease that can start to develop 15-20 years before any symptoms appear, so identifying factors that might prevent its onset is important. The American Heart Association’s ‘Life Simple 7’ cardiovascular […]

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Long work hours associated with increased risk of stroke, finds study

Researchers reviewed data from CONSTANCES, a French population-based study group started in 2012, for information on age (18-69), sex, smoking and work hours derived from questionnaires from 143,592 participants. Cardiovascular risk factors and previous stroke occurrences were noted from separate medical interviews. Researchers found: Overall 1,224 of the participants, suffered strokes; 29% or 42,542, reported […]

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Rapid weight gain in childhood can affects heart health in teenagers, finds study

Excessive weight gain in children under two years can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in teenage years including increased cholesterol, being overweight and having fat around the middle, finds new research from the University of Sydney. Obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in childhood and adolescence are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease […]

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

Those 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, […]

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Low levels of calcium in the body can lead to a two-fold risk of cardiac arrest

Lead investigator Dr Sumeet S. Chugh, of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, CA, and colleagues believe that their findings may pave the way for much-needed new diagnostic and treatment strategies for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The researchers recently reported their findings in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. SCA is when the heart suddenly […]

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