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6 natural remedies to help reduce blood pressure

Unfortunately, it’s often cast aside, and some people don’t even take their medication seriously. This puts a lot of people in greater risk of developing a heart problem down the line. But fret not, suffering from blood pressure doesn’t automatically mean that you’ll be stuck with meds all your life. In fact, with proper discipline, […]

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Climb stairs frequently, for few minutes a day, can help improve heart health

A few minutes of stairs climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health. These are the findings of a new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan. The findings, published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, suggest that virtually anyone can improve their fitness, anywhere, any time. “The […]

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Following a heart-healthy diet can help improve sperm quality, finds study

The American Heart Association recommends the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet or a Mediterranean-style diet to help prevent cardiovascular disease. Both diets emphasise cooking with vegetable oils, eating nuts, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, fish and poultry, and limiting red meat and added sugars and salt. In the study of 209 […]

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High blood pressure before pregnancy interlinked with miscarriage risk

Women with slightly elevated blood pressure before they get pregnant may have an increased risk of miscarriage even when they’re not diagnosed with hypertension, an American study suggests. Researchers examined data on 1,228 women with at least one previous pregnancy loss who were trying to conceive. Out of the 797 participants who became pregnant during […]

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Mediterranean diet linked to better memory for diabetics, reveals study

Mediterranean diets have long been linked to better heart and brain health as well as a lower risk of developing diabetes. But research to date hasn’t offered a clear picture of whether any cognitive benefits of eating this way might differ for people with and without diabetes, said lead study author Josiemer Mattei of the […]

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Could beetroot fight salt-induced high blood pressure?

While findings in animals may not translate to humans, researchers of the new study, released Thursday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, hope to find a new tool to help battle the epidemic of high-salt diets, a major risk factor for hypertension.  Findings of the new study state beetroot fight salt-induced high blood pressure. […]

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DASH diet reduced heart failure risk ‘by almost half’ in people under 75

This was the conclusion of a study that a team at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, led to assess the impact of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan on heart failure. They report their findings in a paper that now features in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The […]

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Having just one egg a day can significantly lower your risk of heart disease

Researchers examined survey data on egg consumption among 461,213 adults who were 51 years old on average. When they joined the study, none had a history of heart disease. Overall, they ate an average of half an egg daily; about 9 per cent of them avoided eggs altogether while 13 per cent ate roughly one […]

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Consuming a heart-healthy diet can work wonders for your brain

Eating a heart-healthy diet beginning in your 20’s may provide brain benefits in middle age, new research suggests. The study, in Neurology, ranked 2,621 people on their degree of adherence to three different diets considered to be good for the heart. All emphasise vegetables, fruits and whole grains and minimise saturated fat consumption: the Mediterranean […]

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Here’s how you can reduce your risk of developing irregular heartbeats

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat. AF has been tied to an elevated risk of stroke and other potential heart complications since it can lead to clots which block blood flow. So, what can you do to manage risk factors? For starters, the American Heart Association recommends reducing high blood […]

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