Even one cigarette a day increases your risk of heart disease and stroke

Tobacco consumed in any form, smoked, swallowed, or chewed, poses multiple hazards to health. In addition to increasing the risk of cancer, it is closely linked to coronary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke

Even one cigarette a day increases your risk of heart disease and strokeCigarette smoke is commonly associated with lung cancer and lung ailments. But smoking and chewing tobacco is also the second most common cause of cardiac illness.  As per statistics, tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure contribute to approximately 12% of all heart disease deaths. Tobacco use is the second leading cause of cardiovascular disease, after […]

Why heart disease is not easily diagnosed in women

A survey conducted in India by a team of cardiologists reported that there has been a steady increase in heart disease (close to 16-20%) among women since 2009, especially among those in the reproductive age group.

Why heart disease is not easily diagnosed in womenWomen, especially home-makers, quite often tend to ignore health issues. Moreover, traditionally, rates of diagnosis of health conditions among women have been reported to be lower than in men due to variety of factors. Talking about heart disease, a staggering number of deaths in women occur due to various cardiac conditions, more even than breast […]

Breast milk may help prevent heart disease in premature babies

Breast milk could play a vital role in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, Irish researchers have found. One of the long-term health complications for premature babies is unique heart characteristics later in life

Breast milk may help prevent heart disease in premature babies  Early use of breast milk could play a ‘vital role’ in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, according to research by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the Rotunda Hospital. One of the long-term health complications that young adults who were born prematurely may have is unique heart characteristics. These […]

Is the new ‘fasting’ diet trend healthy?

Fasting is nothing new. For a month every year, practising Muslims celebrate Ramadan by fasting from sunrise to sunset, and it’s a part of many other major religious traditions. But is it healthy and effective to restrict eating or fast on a regular basis?

Is the new ‘fasting’ diet trend healthy?Tipping the scales at 105 kgs, Charles Joy realised he needed to make some changes. The 28-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, native already had tried many diet plans to varying degrees of success. In 2013, he lost more than 45 kilos through exercise and diet. But afterward, his weight slowly began to creep back up. In 2017, […]

Managing heart disease during pregnancy

Pregnancy has a profound effect on the mother’s body and especially the heart. Most of these changes start in the first three months and peak during the second trimester, and plateau during the third trimester

Managing heart disease during pregnancyIncreased occurrences of heart disease have been found in pregnant women, this constitutes a substantial amount of high-risk pregnancies. Changes that occur in maternal circulation have the potential to affect both maternal and unborn baby’s health. Health records show that 4% of pregnancies may have heart issues, with no prior known existence. It is a […]

Deep forehead wrinkles linked with increased risk of heart disease

According to research presented in Munich today at the ESC Congress 2018, the annual conference of the European Society of Cardiology, people who have lots of deep forehead wrinkles, more than is typical for their age, may have a higher risk of dying of cardiovascular disease

Deep forehead wrinkles linked with increased risk of heart diseaseAre wrinkles just an inevitable consequence of ageing, or could they signal something more sinister? Assessing brow wrinkles could be an easy, low-cost way to identify people in a high-risk category for cardiovascular mortality (CVD). “You can’t see or feel risk factors like high cholesterol or hypertension,” says study author Yolande Esquirol, associate professor of […]

Sleeping less than six hours a night may increase risk of cardiovascular disease in men, says study

People who sleep less than six hours a night may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared with those who sleep between seven and eight hours, suggests a new study. Poor quality sleep increases the risk of atherosclerosis, plaque build-up in the arteries throughout the body,  according to the study

Sleeping less than six hours a night may increase risk of cardiovascular disease in men, says studySleeping less than six hours every night could increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, said a study. The study focused on 4,000 people with no known history of heart disease. Their average age was 46, and two-thirds of participants were men. Participants wore an actigraph, a tool used to measure activity, for seven days to […]

4 tips to help stop your sugar cravings

Eating too much sugar adversely affects your body. It puts you at higher risk of diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. Others can hold their cravings for sugar but it is more challenging for others to keep the sweet treats away

4 tips to help stop your sugar cravingsThese are four tips that help you control your sweet tooth. Eat fruits Fruits are naturally sweet but are healthier options than sweet pastry. They help deflect your cravings for sweets since it is also sweet and high in fat. Unlike sweet pastry, fruits contain a lot of plant compounds such as fibre that flushes […]

Seed oils are better for cholesterol than olive oil, reveals study

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), heart disease and stroke are the biggest killers worldwide and have been so for 15 years. In 2016, 15.2 million people died because of these cardiovascular diseases

Seed oils are better for cholesterol than olive oil, reveals study  Dr Lukas Schwingshackl — from the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke — led the new study. This study was the first to carry out an analysis that allows the impact of several oils and solid fats on blood lipids to be assessed in a single model. Many have compared the effect of replacing […]

Eating one egg a day can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes

Eggs are controversial for diabetes because they are high in cholesterol. But they also offer plenty of nutritional benefit that help to lower risk and stabilise those who have the disease. A new study controversially suggests one egg a day is the ideal amount. Current guidelines suggest capping your intake at three a week

Eating one egg a day can lower your risk of type 2 diabetesConsumption of one egg every day seems to associate with a blood metabolite profile that is related to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study conducted in the University of Eastern Finland shows. The findings were published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. Eggs remain one of the most controversial food items. […]
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