Here’s why peanut butter is good for you

Two tablespoons of peanut butter is estimated to contain 7 grams of protein, 16 grams of fat and 2 grams of fibre

Here’s why peanut butter is good for youIf there is one thing peanut butter gets praised for, it is for the versatility. While the popular spread can be used to enhance a variety of meals and snacks, it also deserves some due credit for its health benefits. One standard serving of unsalted peanut butter, which is around two tablespoons, contains 191 calories. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Erectile dysfunction is a major indicator of heart disease

Erectile dysfunction (ED) defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection for satisfactory sexual intercourse affects nearly 20 per cent of men over age 20, according to research

Erectile dysfunction is a major indicator of heart diseaseErectile dysfunction (ED) indicates greater cardiovascular risk, regardless of other risk factors, such as cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure, according new research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. In the study, which followed more than 1,900 men, ages 60 to 78, over 4 years, those who reported ED were twice as likely […]

Commonly used painkillers poses risk to heart health, finds study

After accounting for potentially confounding factors, the researchers found that within 30 days of taking up diclofenac, the rate of major cardiovascular problems - such as arrhythmia, ischemic stroke, heart failure, and heart attack -was much higher compared with other NSAIDs

Commonly used painkillers poses risk to heart health, finds studyNonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used to alleviate pain. While NSAIDs are commonly recommended to treat inflammatory conditions, headaches, and fever, the drugs are thought to have some cardiovascular risks. However, due to ethical concerns, these risks cannot be evaluated in clinical trials. The European Society of Cardiology therefore carried out an extensive review […]

Know how air pollution affects your heart

Excessive air pollution is associated not only with respiratory diseases like bronchitis, asthma and lung cancer, but also cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies show that air pollution behaves akin to cigarette smoke. In addition, air pollution is also associated with chronic lifestyle disease like hypertension and diabetes

Know how air pollution affects your heartMajor Indian metropolitan cities are reeling under the effects of severe air pollution, euphemistically called ‘smog’, this phenomenon occurs every year during winter. This has deleterious effects not only on the respiratory system, but as recent studies show, also on the cardiovascular health of people living in urban areas. Excessive air pollution is associated not […]

Smoking and drinking can damage arteries very early in life, finds study

The arteries of teenagers who drink alcohol and smoke, even very occasionally, are already beginning to stiffen by age 17, according to researchers at the UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science, London

Smoking and drinking can damage arteries very early in life, finds studyArterial stiffness indicates damage to the blood vessels, which predicts heart and blood vessel problems in later life, such as heart attacks and stroke. The findings, published in the European Heart Journal today, also showed that a combination of high alcohol intake and smoking was linked to even greater arterial damage compared to drinking and […]

This is why you should never skip breakfast

Habitual consumption of breakfast is important to keep your physical and mental health in good shape and free of complications

This is why you should never skip breakfastDespite fad diets that pop-up every few weeks, which may tell you otherwise, here are five reasons why you should never skip your morning meal: It makes your workout more effective Eating breakfast helps burn more carbohydrates during exercise, according to a new study from the University of Bath, England. In addition, it also aided […]

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 […]

Cycling does not affect men’s sexual health, finds study

Previous studies have concluded that cycling could affect urinary function and sexual health in men, but research undertaken by the University of California and published in the American Journal of Urology found that cycling was no worse than swimming or running

Cycling does not affect men’s sexual health, finds studyCycling does not negatively affect men’s sexual health or urinary function, a study has found. Researchers compared cyclists with runners and swimmers and found their sexual and urinary health was comparable. The findings contrasted with previous studies that suggested cycling could negatively affect men’s sexual function, the study’s authors said. They said the benefits to […]
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