Plant-based diet may reduce cardiovascular death risk by 32%, finds study

High plant-based food consumers were also 25% less likely to die from any cause and had a 32% lower risk of dying from a cardiovascular condition

Plant-based diet may reduce cardiovascular death risk by 32%, finds studyNew research adds to the mounting body of evidence that eating more plant-based foods and fewer animal ones may contribute to a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. A growing body of evidence is showing that a plant-based diet could benefit cardiovascular health. One such recent study found that eating more plant-based foods slashes the risk […]

Optimistic people sleep better and for a longer duration, finds study

People who are the most optimistic tend to be better sleepers, a study of young and middle-aged adults found

Optimistic people sleep better and for a longer duration, finds studyMore than 3,500 people ages 32-51 were included in the study sample. The participants included people in Birmingham, Alabama; Oakland, California; Chicago; and Minneapolis. The research was led by Rosalba Hernandez, a professor of social work at the University of Illinois. “Results from this study revealed significant associations between optimism and various characteristics of self-reported […]

Reducing stress is pivotal for a healthy heart

Studies have shown that long term stress causes higher incidence of unhealthy lifestyle. More people with long-term work-related stress end up having reduced exercise, unhealthy diet, smoking, alcohol leading to obesity

Reducing stress is pivotal for a healthy heartRahul Joshi is a manager in one of the multinational banks in the city. He was hospitalised last week when he suffered a major heart attack. People close to him couldn’t help commenting that Rahul was the last person they thought would land up with a heart attack. He did not fit the profile of […]

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers

Women who breastfed their babies are less likely to develop heart disease later in life, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothersThe study also suggests that the protective effect on heart health is increased in women who breastfed for longer periods of time. These findings provide further evidence for the long-term health benefits of breastfeeding and that women should be encouraged to do so when possible. Breastfeeding has previously been shown to reduce the risk of […]

How sex can help improve your heart health

Sex offers more than a feeling of intimacy or pleasure - it also offers incredible health benefits. Besides the emotional aspects and feelings of well-being, it can be good for your heart, relieve pain and help you sleep restfully. It also can ease headaches, despite common beliefs to the contrary

How sex can help improve your heart healthHow sex helps your heart Researchers have found that men who had sex at least twice a week were less likely to develop heart disease compared to men who only had sex once per month, according to a 2010 study published in the American Journal of Cardiology. Stories about men or women experiencing heart attacks […]

Know about the unexpected health benefits of sex

You don't really need a reason to have it, but there are many benefits of sex you might not know about it. Here, the hidden health perks of great sex

Know about the unexpected health benefits of sexSex is not only pleasurable, did you know it’s also good for you? It’s true. The benefits of sex range from slashing stress levels to lowering your risk of cancer and heart attacks. Sex facilitates bonding and feelings of intimacy with your partner. This kind of connectedness does more than make you feel warm and fuzzy, it […]

Cardiac arrest prevention tips: Know about the best strategies to keep heart healthy

Scared of developing cardiac arrest? Here’s how to keep your heart healthy

Cardiac arrest prevention tips: Know about the best strategies to keep heart healthySudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is an unforgiving condition that doesn’t choose its victims, whether they’re children or adults. It’s not modest either, taking the lives of around 200,000 teens and children on a yearly level, according to statistics. However, there is hope to be found, since these deaths can be prevented if you learn to […]

5 health benefits of rajma, you need to know about

Red kidney beans are known as ‘rajma‘ in India and they form an important part of a vegetarian diet due to their excellent protein content

5 health benefits of rajma, you need to know aboutThey are full of fibre and protein and prevent various ailments. But the protein they contain is incomplete and they should always be paired with a cereal (carbohydrate) to improve their biological value, in other words improve the quality of protein. From Mexican cuisine – tacos, burritos, etc to our very own rajma-chawal, red kidney […]

Having high blood pressure, high cholesterol early in life linked to heart problems later in life

People with high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol before age 40 are more likely to have a heart attack later in life than other adults, a new analysis suggests

Having high blood pressure, high cholesterol early in life linked to heart problems later in lifeThe analysis pooled data from six studies involving a total of 36,030 people. Starting when participants were 53 years old on average, researchers tracked them to see who had heart attacks, strokes, or heart failure. By the time half of the people had been tracked for at least 17 years, participants who had high levels […]

Scared to exercise after a heart attack? Here’s what you need to know

Exercise is good for you. But for people who have had a heart attack, starting or resuming a workout routine may sound scary, exhausting, complicated, in short, the last thing they would want to do. Instead, it probably should be one of the first

Scared to exercise after a heart attack? Here’s what you need to know“We’re trying to make it clear that exercise is as much a part of the standard of care as aspirin or statins or beta blockers,” said cardiologist Dr Benjamin D. Levine, director of the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine and a professor of medicine and cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. That […]
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