Sleep deprivation ups heart attack risk, suggests new study

Researchers found that the people with who slept at least 6 hours at the start of the study were 1.5 times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease or stroke than the people who did not have a history of heart disease

Sleep deprivation ups heart attack risk, suggests new studyFor people who are at risk for heart disease and diabetes, getting enough sleep may be especially important: Snoozing for less than 6 hours per night may increase their risk of premature death as sleep deprivation cause heart attack risk, a new study finds. People in the study who had a high body mass index […]

Taking a brisk short walk once-a-week can lower risk of death, suggests study

A brisk stroll once or twice a week is enough to reduce the risk of dying from heart attack, stroke or cancer, according to a statistical study of nearly 90,000 people released by the British Journal of Sports Medicine

Taking a brisk short walk once-a-week can lower risk of death, suggests studyPeople who walked or gardened 10 minutes to an hour each week had an 18-per cent lower risk of death from any cause compared to full-on couch potatoes, researchers reported in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.  The findings stated that a brisk walk can lower risk of death. Two-and-a-half to five hours weekly of […]

Healthy men with high waist-stature ratio have increased risk of heart disease

The study found that physically active men who were not overweight but whose waist-stature ratio (WSR) was close to the risk threshold were also more likely to develop heart disorders than individuals with lower WSRs

Healthy men with high waist-stature ratio have increased risk of heart diseaseHealth experts have warned for years that men and women with excess abdominal fat run a greater risk of developing cardiovascular problems. However, individuals with abdominal or central obesity are not the only ones in danger, according to a new study. The study was conducted by Brazilian researchers affiliated with São Paulo State University (UNESP) […]

Want a healthy heart? Switch off your TV and eat a healthy breakfast

People who spend less time watching TV and regularly eat an energy-rich breakfast may have a lower risk of developing heart disease or suffering a stroke, a study suggests. The study found that people who watched TV for less time and ate a healthy breakfast showed significantly less plaque and stiffness in their arteries

Want a healthy heart? Switch off your TV and eat a healthy breakfastWant a healthy heart? Turning off the TV, being active and eating an energy-rich breakfast of milk, cheese and cereals everyday could be the key, suggest researchers in a new study. The findings of the study showed that people who watched more than 21 hours of TV per week were 68 per cent more likely […]

Protein found in pregnant women might help treat geriatric diseases

A powerful protein found in the blood of pregnant women could be used to treat and prevent a range of age-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis and heart disease

Protein found in pregnant women might help treat geriatric diseasesThe discovery made by a multidisciplinary team led by Dr. Amy Wyatt from Flinders University in South Australia has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Pregnancy is a unique physiological state involving biological stresses that promote protein damage (misfolding) within the maternal body. The research delves into the way the […]

Including red raspberries in the diet can help people with pre-diabetes

A study released today from the Illinois Institute of Technology shows the benefits of including red raspberries in the diet of individuals with pre-diabetes and insulin resistance

Including red raspberries in the diet can help people with pre-diabetesThe study, published in obesity, investigated the effects of red raspberries in a group of people at-risk for diabetes who were overweight or obese and presented with prediabetes and insulin resistance. A metabolically healthy control group was also included in the study for reference. Using a randomised, controlled, acute study design, 32 adults between the […]

Adding blueberries to your diet can slash heart disease risk by 20%

New research zooms in on the cardiovascular effects of blueberries and finds that anthocyanins, the phytochemicals that give blueberries their colour, mediate the beneficial effects that this fruit has on the cardiovascular system

Adding blueberries to your diet can slash heart disease risk by 20%Health experts recommend that people with high blood pressure stay in control of the condition by eating healthfully, exercising, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight. But should you eat anything in particular to keep your arteries healthy? In a previous Spotlight feature, we rounded up 16 foods that studies have suggested can improve cardiovascular […]

Don’t have time to exercise? Here’s an effective life hack that you can follow

Have you recently carried heavy shopping bags up a few flights of stairs? Or run the last 100 metres (330 feet) to the station to catch your train? If you have, you may have unknowingly been doing a style of exercise called high-intensity incidental physical activity

Don’t have time to exercise? Here’s an effective life hack that you can followIn a paper, published today in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, shows this type of regular, incidental activity that gets you huffing and puffing is likely to produce health benefits, even if you do it in 30-second bursts, spread over the day. In fact, incorporating more high intensity activity into our daily routines – […]

A good night’s sleep can help prevent build-up of plaque in arteries

Studies have linked lack of sleep to long-term health conditions, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, depression, and heart disease. However, they have not shed much light on the underlying biological mechanisms

A good night’s sleep can help prevent build-up of plaque in arteriesFresh evidence suggests that sleep regulates a mechanism that can help to protect arteries from hardening. The finding reinforces the notion that good-quality sleep is important for cardiovascular health. Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, Massachusetts, together with colleagues from other research centers, studied the development of atherosclerosis in mice. Atherosclerosis is the […]
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