Women with preeclampsia may be at greater risk for heart conditions later in life

The study looked at an average of seven years of follow-up data on more than 220,000 women who were recruited between 2006 and 2010 by the UK Biobank, a large research cohort in the United Kingdom. The study made three significant findings. “Research over the past decade has shown there are sex-specific risk factors for […]

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Malaria infection linked with increased risk of heart failure, finds study

The mosquito-borne infection affects more than 219 million people worldwide each year, according to 2018 statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO). “We have seen an increase in the incidence of malaria cases and what is intriguing is we have seen the same increase in cardiovascular disease in the same regions,” said first author Dr […]

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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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Insomnia tied to higher risk of heart disease and stroke, reveals study

Previous observational studies have found an association between insomnia, which affects up to 30% of the general population, and an increased risk of developing heart disease and stroke. These observational studies were unable to determine whether insomnia is a cause, or if it is just associated with them, explained Susanna Larsson, Ph.D., lead study author […]

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Many sudden cardiac deaths linked to prior silent heart attacks, reveals study

In the study, almost half, 42.4%, of people who had no prior knowledge of coronary artery disease, but died of sudden cardiac arrest, showed signs of having had a prior silent heart attack. The study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Cardiology A heart attack occurs when the circulation of blood is blocked, but sudden […]

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Young women who smoke face highest risk of major heart attack, cautions study

Despite the increased risk, smokers can reduce their risk to that of a never smoker in as little as a month after quitting. Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for women and men worldwide, and acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is among the most life-threatening forms of heart disease. STEMI […]

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Chest pain: A warning sign of an underlying cardiovascular disease

Angina is a pain experienced in the centre of the chest, just beneath the breastbone. The pain can be felt under the jaw or on the left shoulder in some people. It usually occurs after exertion like walking a few hundred meters, swimming, cycling, and others. A few people experience it as heaviness in the […]

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Living alone increase heart disease risk in men by 17%

For five years, researchers tracked more than 32,000 patients from 45 countries. All were living with stable coronary artery disease, which means the arteries that carry blood to the heart were narrowed or clogged but hadn’t been causing problems for at least several months. About 11 per cent of the study participants lived alone. The study […]

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French study delves deeper into the risk associated with ultra-processed food

This includes burgers, soft drinks, chips, chocolate, candy, ice-cream, sweetened breakfast cereals, packaged soups, chicken nuggets, hotdogs, fries and more. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The study which was published on Monday has found for the first time a link between the consumption […]

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#WorldObesityDay: Increased BMI linked with lower mental well-being, reveals study

There is an increasing need to prevent obesity because of the consequences for mental as well as physical health, new research by academics at the University of Bristol has found. Previous studies have shown that individuals who are happier and more satisfied with their lives tend to have better physical health and live longer than […]

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