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Plant-based diet may reduce cardiovascular death risk by 32%, finds study

New research adds to the mounting body of evidence that eating more plant-based foods and fewer animal ones may contribute to a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. A growing body of evidence is showing that a plant-based diet could benefit cardiovascular health. One such recent study found that eating more plant-based foods slashes the risk […]

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How yoga may enhance heart health

Many people think of yoga mainly as an activity that promotes flexibility and balance. But this ancient tradition also includes breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation. Together, these practices can lead to measurable improvements in factors connected with cardiovascular health, such as lower blood pressure, better sleep, and less artery-damaging inflammation. “There are four distinct but […]

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Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgery

People having surgery may be more likely to experience cardiovascular problems afterward when they have a common night-time breathing disorder known as sleep apnoea, a study suggests. Compared to patients without apnoea, people with severe apnoea were more than twice as likely to die of heart complications or experience serious cardiac events like heart attacks […]

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Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health, finds US study

Dietary fibre and gut bacteria protect the cardiovascular system, reveals study

The fatty acid propionate helps defend against the effects of high blood pressure, including atherosclerosis and heart tissue remodelling, a study on mice has found. Gut bacteria produce the substance, which calms the immune cells that drive up blood pressure, from natural dietary fibre. “You are what you eat,” as the proverb goes. But to […]

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Heart disease: 6 external warning symptoms to look out for

Heart disease: 6 external warning symptoms to look out for

Creased earlobes One such external indicator is diagonal creases on the earlobes – known as Frank’s sign, named after Sanders Frank, an American doctor who first described the sign. Studies have shown that there is an association with the visible external crease on the earlobe and increased risk of atherosclerosis, a disease where plaque builds […]

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Heart disease common among firefighters who die of cardiac arrest, finds study

When firefighters become suddenly incapacitated on the job, it endangers their lives. It may also put other lives at risk as they work to rescue people from burning buildings or douse flames before they spread, researchers note in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Despite this obvious risk, research to date hasn’t offered a […]

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