Early menopause linked with heart disease and stroke risk

Women undergoing natural menopause before the age of 47 were found to have a greater risk of problems than those experiencing it later, being at a 33% higher risk of cardiovascular disease, with an increased risk of both coronary heart disease and stroke

Early menopause linked with heart disease and stroke riskWomen who go through early menopause are at higher risk of heart disease and stroke, research suggests. A study led by the University of Oxford also found a strong link women’s reproductive health and her risk of cardiovascular problems. Women who began their periods early, or who had pregnancy complications such as stillbirth, or who […]

Heart disease related death linked to poor dietary choices

Low-quality diets contributed to the deaths of 222,100 men and 193,400 women, the new study estimated. Men’s higher consumption of sodium is one driver of this difference

Heart disease related death linked to poor dietary choicesCardiovascular disease claims 610,000 lives in the United States each year. It is the leading cause of mortality nationwide, accounting for one in every four deaths. A new analysis, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, shows that a substantial portion of these deaths could be prevented by healthier eating. In 2015, more than […]

Consuming coconut oil can lower heart disease risk

Researchers found that consuming it for just 4 weeks can lower risk of heart disease. The participants who ate coconut oil in the study saw the biggest rise in good cholesterol (HDL levels) with an average of 15%

Consuming coconut oil can lower heart disease riskConsuming coconut oil daily for just four weeks may lower the risk of heart disease and stroke, suggests a recent study. Researchers Kay-Tee Khaw and Professor Nita Forouhi from the University of Cambridge conducted the study on 94 volunteers between the ages of 50 and 75, none of whom had a history of heart disease […]

Exercise can reverse heart disease risk in middle-aged adults

To reap the most benefit, the exercise regimen should begin by late middle age (before age 65), when the heart apparently retains some plasticity and ability to remodel itself

Exercise can reverse heart disease risk in middle-aged adultsThe new year is a time when many plan to shape up after the excesses of the festive period. Now there is good news for those who fear it might be too late in life to improve their fitness. People into late middle age can reverse or reduce the risk of heart failure caused by […]

7 health benefits of garlic

The body-strengthening effects of garlic are thought to be due to its active ingredient allicin. This is what gives garlic its distinctive taste and smell. Whether you take your garlic powdered, salted, or minced or in supplement form, you can reap the surprising benefits of this multipurpose herb for optimal health

7 health benefits of garlicGarlic does more than just invigorate your palate and ward off vampires; it’s also a smelly super food health aid. The spice is a highly nutritious vegetable with very few calories, containing trace amounts of other nutrients that contribute to its universal status of a powerful, beneficial healer. The natural medicinal ingredient, both as a […]

Early baldness interlinked with higher heart disease risk in men

The research, to be presented at the CSI's 69th annual conference in Kolkata, studied 790 men under 40 who had coronary artery disease and 1,270 healthy men of a similar age, who acted as a control group.

Early baldness interlinked with higher heart disease risk in menMale pattern baldness and premature greying are more of a risk factor for heart disease than obesity in men under 40, new research suggests. A study of more than 2,000 young men in India showed more who had coronary artery disease were prematurely bald or grey than men with a full head of hair. The […]

Sassoon Hospital: Renovated cathlab witnesses 1,000 cardiac procedures in 2017

The renovated cathlab at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) and BJ General Medical College (BJGMC) which was started in March 2015 has seen over 1,000 cardiac procedures between January to December 2017

Sassoon Hospital: Renovated cathlab witnesses 1,000 cardiac procedures in 2017While cardiac procedures are expensive at private medical facilities, the recently created cathlab at Sassoon General Hospital has been a boon to needy people suffering from severe heart ailments. The facility has undertaken 1,000 cardiac procedures in the last one and half years after it was renovated with latest facilities. Authorities said that the procedures […]

NCD’s responsible for 58 lakhs deaths in 2016, health ministry informs Lok Sabha 

The Indian Council of Medical Research has informed that as per Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 Estimates, 61.8% of all deaths were due to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in India

NCD’s responsible for 58 lakhs deaths in 2016, health ministry informs Lok Sabha A recently released ICMR report titled “India: Health of nation’s states” says that non-communicable diseases is the leading cause of deaths in Maharashtra. The report shows that the life expectancy in the females and males has increased from 55 and 55 in 1990 to 69 and 65 in 2016 respectively. It highlights the change in […]

‘Winter can trigger heart ailments’

Winter is high time for heart attacks. Numerous studies have shown that hospitalisation and mortality rates for heart failure patients are higher during winters. My Medical Mantra tries to understand how and why

‘Winter can trigger heart ailments’Heart Failure is a chronic coronary artery disease (CAD) which despite its literal connotation doesn’t mean that the heart has failed and is about to stop working, rather it is a potentially life-threatening condition where the heart is unable to pump enough blood as required by the body. An International Congestive Heart Failure (INTER-CHF) study […]

Five simple things women can do to take better care of their heart

Heart disease in this country remains "understudied, underdiagnosed and undertreated in women" according to the American Heart Association's latest scientific statement. Women of colour are particularly vulnerable. The good news is, there is a lot you can do to avoid becoming a sad statistic

Five simple things women can do to take better care of their heartHeart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans. It’s especially of concern for women, because their symptoms can be different from men’s, according to the American Heart Association. For the first time, the American Heart Association released on Monday a statement specifically looking at the known science of women’s heart attacks. Get some […]
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