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 to boost your sperm quality? Try tomato puree 

A compound found in tomatoes could help tackle fertility problems in men, scientists say. A dietary supplement containing lycopene - a pigment that gives tomatoes their red colour - has been shown to boost overall sperm quality with improvements to their size and shape and swimming capabilities

Want to boost your sperm quality? Try tomato puree Healthy men who took the equivalent of two tablespoons of (concentrated) tomato puree a day as a supplement were found to have better quality sperm. Male infertility affects up to half of the couples who cannot conceive. Fertility experts said more studies were needed involving men known to have fertility problems. National Health Service (NHS) […]

Regular exercise is good for your heart, no matter how old you are – finds study

Regular exercise is highly beneficial for all patients with cardiovascular disease regardless of age, report investigators in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology

Regular exercise is good for your heart, no matter how old you are – finds studyTheir results showed that the patients who benefited most from cardiac rehabilitation were those who started out with the greatest physical impairment. Elderly patients are at a higher risk for complications and accelerated physical deconditioning after a cardiovascular event, yet older patients are largely underrepresented in rehabilitation programs. Studies have shown that this might be […]

Sleeping less than 6 hours and heart disease, stroke – a deadly combo for health

Middle-aged adults with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at high risk for cancer and early death when sleeping less than six hours per day, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open-access journal of the American Heart Association

Sleeping less than 6 hours and heart disease, stroke – a deadly combo for healthResearchers analysed data of more than 1,600 adults (20 to 74 years old, more than half women) from the Penn State Adult Cohort who were categorized into two groups as having stage 2 high blood pressure or Type 2 diabetes and having heart disease or stroke. “Our study suggests that achieving normal sleep may be […]

Occupational pesticide exposure may raise heart risk, suggests study

On-the-job exposure to high levels of pesticides might raise the risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke, according to a long-term study in Hawaii

Occupational pesticide exposure may raise heart risk, suggests studyFarm and agricultural workers need to wear personal protective equipment and, even after they retire should continue to have their health monitored for cardiovascular complications, the authors conclude in the Journal of the American Heart Association. “Pesticides have a long half-life and exist in the body for a long time, so side effects may appear […]

Health experts question studies on the impact of red meat consumption

A review of recent research concludes eating red meat may not be as bad as once thought. But not all experts agree. The studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine conclude there's little to no effects from eating meat on illnesses like heart disease, cancer or diabetes. The controversial study also recommends consumers who eat as much as four servings a week can continue to do so

Health experts question studies on the impact of red meat consumptionCutting back on red and processed meat brings few if any health benefits, according to a review of evidence drawn from millions of people, but the finding contradicts dietary advice of international agencies and has prompted criticism from many experts. The researchers who conducted the review said their findings suggest most people can eat red […]

Here’s what to do if an #OlderPerson suffers a heart attack

A heart attack happens when there is a sudden complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to a section of the heart. As a result, some of the heart muscle starts to die. Most of the time, older adults are dependent on family members or caregivers to understand the signs and to get medical aid

Here’s what to do if an #OlderPerson suffers a heart attackHeart attacks are very common amongst the elderly. According to the 2016 Global Burden of Disease Report, heart disease is the leading cause of death in India (17.8% of all the deaths), figures rising by 53% compared to 2005. Over the last 60 years, congenital heart disease prevalence has increased from 1% to 9-10% in […]

#CoffeeDay: Four cups of coffee might have a protective effect on your heart

Researchers found that consuming the amount of caffeine that is equivalent to four cups of coffee might be enough to set off a cellular chain of events that protects the cells of our hearts

#CoffeeDay: Four cups of coffee might have a protective effect on your heartAccording to a new study four cups of strong coffee might be the amount that would keep the hearts of older adults healthy. The latest study titled, “CDKN1B/p27 is localized in mitochondria and improves respiration-dependent processes in the cardiovascular system – New mode of action for caffeine,” was published on 21st of June 2018 in […]

#WorldHeartDay: Stressed at work and trouble sleeping? You’re at a high risk for heart disease

A new study has reinforced the belief that work-related stress and impaired sleep could be directly associated with raised blood pressure and risk of death due to heart disease

#WorldHeartDay: Stressed at work and trouble sleeping? You’re at a high risk for heart diseaseWork stress and impaired sleep are linked to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with hypertension. That’s the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Study author Professor Karl-Heinz Ladwig, of the German Research Centre for Environmental Health […]

#WorldHeartDay: Heart risk raised by sitting in front of the TV, not by sitting at work

Sitting for long periods of time has been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and early death, but a new study suggests that not all types of sitting are equally unhealthy

#WorldHeartDay: Heart risk raised by sitting in front of the TV, not by sitting at workThe study, led by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, found that leisure-time sitting (while watching TV), but not sitting at work, was associated with a greater risk of heart disease and death among the study’s more than 3,500 participants. The study also found that moderate-to-vigorous exercise may reduce or eliminate […]
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