Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weight

Low levels of physical activity can put healthy weight adults at the same risk for cardiovascular diseases as those who are overweight, a study has found

Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weightResearchers have found that low levels of physical activity can put healthy weight adults at the same risk for cardiovascular disease as adults who are overweight. “Our study demonstrates that a sedentary lifestyle counters the benefit of being at a normal weight when it comes to heart disease risk,” said lead investigator Arch G. Mainous […]

Common heart, diabetes drugs may help ease mental illness: Study reveals

A new study is raising the question of whether certain cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes drugs could help manage mental illnesses like schizophrenia

Common heart, diabetes drugs may help ease mental illness: Study revealsThe findings come from a study of over 142,000 Swedish patients with serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The researchers found that those patients typically fared better during periods when they were taking certain medications to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes Compared with periods when they were not on those […]

High fibre diet can cut risk of early death by one third, reveals WHO study

Most people around the world do not eat the amount of fibre needed to prevent key life-threatening illnesses, new research suggests

High fibre diet can cut risk of early death by one third, reveals WHO studyPeople who eat lots of high-fibre and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fibre, a study commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) says. For every 8 gram increase in fibre eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of […]

Women who start periods early are at a higher risk of developing heart problems

Women who started having periods at an early age are at greater risk of cardiovascular problems later in life, according to the study conducted by the researchers from The University of Western Australia

Women who start periods early are at a higher risk of developing heart problemsResearchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a study that has found young women who start having periods early and often have a high body mass index are more prone to cardiovascular problems later in life such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. More than 800 young women from the Western Australian Pregnancy […]

Getting a flu shot can help lengthen the lifespan of heart failure patients

Compared with skipping a flu shot, getting a flu shot was associated with an 18 percent reduced risk of premature death among newly-diagnosed heart failure patients. Moreover, regular annual flu shots were associated with a 19 percent reduction in both all-cause and cardiovascular death when compared with no vaccination

Getting a flu shot can help lengthen the lifespan of heart failure patientsPeople with heart failure are more susceptible to flu complications than other people. However, a new study has revealed that flu vaccinations may have a significant impact on lifespan. Most doctors, scientists, and other medical professionals consider flu vaccinations to be a safe and effective way of protecting people against influenza, or the flu. The […]

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

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 diabetes, suggest studyConsumption 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. […]

Know about the dreaded ‘Holiday Heart Syndrome’ and how to handle it

Too much alcohol, salt, and caffeine may lead to a temporary irregular heartbeat, in an otherwise healthy individual. This is called Holiday Heart Syndrome (HHS) and the person goes into an irregular heart rhythm called ‘atrial fibrillation’

Know about the dreaded ‘Holiday Heart Syndrome’ and how to handle itThe top portion of the heart doesn’t beat in conjunction with the bottom portion of the heart; and the heart beats irregularly. For some people, the condition is temporary, but others might need to be electrically or with medicine converted back to a normal heart rhythm. In either case, it is important to be able […]

Early onset of type 1 diabetes linked to increased heart risk, shorter life expectancy

Experts had assumed those heightened risks were explained by kids living longer with the disease, but the new analysis indicates that some other factor associated with onset in early childhood may also be involved, according to the report published in The Lancet

Early onset of type 1 diabetes linked to increased heart risk, shorter life expectancyThe earlier a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the greater the risk of heart disease and a life shortened by as much as 18 years, a study suggests. While having to live longer with high glucose levels probably has an effect, “there is also some evidence that developing diabetes younger is associated with […]

Want a healthy heart, pursue higher education

A genetic tendency to obtain more education was also linked with lower odds of smoking, being overweight and having unhealthy levels of blood fats, which could help explain the connection between more schooling and heart disease risk

Want a healthy heart, pursue higher educationHigher education has been linked to better jobs, greater pay and, now, even a healthier heart. People who spend more years in school have a lower risk for heart disease, according to an international team of researchers from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, University College London, and the University of Oxford in England. “Increasing […]

Maintaining a regular bedtime can be beneficial to heart health and metabolism

A study from last year reported that ‘social jet lag,’ that is, the difference in sleep and waking times between the weekend and the weekdays can also raise the risk of heart disease. Previous studies have also suggested that obesity and diabetes may be on the cards for those who hit the snooze button on weekends

Maintaining a regular bedtime can be beneficial to heart health and metabolismThe cardiometabolic health risks linked to sleep deprivation are numerous. These health risks include weight gain, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, however, is also vital for health. New research, which is now published in the journal Scientific […]
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