Heart-healthy diet linked to bigger brain volume, reveals new research

Crash diet can invite heart problems

Unsupervised internet and WhatsApp-based crash diets can harm heart function and reduce its ability to pump blood. It is important for those with heart disease to seek medical advice before adopting a very low-calorie diet. In people with existing heart disease such a diet might aggravate heart failure symptoms like shortness of breath or increase […]

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Early menopause linked to heart problems before 60, suggests study

Researchers examined data from 15 observational studies with a total of more than 300,000 women, including almost 13,000 women who survived events like a heart attack or stroke after menopause. Compared with women who went through menopause at age 50 or 51, women who experienced premature menopause, before age 40, were 55% more likely to […]

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

The 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 […]

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High blood pressure during pregnancy tied to heart problems later in life

Compared to women with normal blood pressure during every pregnancy, women who developed hypertensive disorders, or high blood pressure, during one or more pregnancies were 57% more likely to have a heart attack or stroke at some point between ages 40 and 70. “We knew that women who experienced hypertensive disorders in pregnancy have a […]

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Arsenic in drinking water damaging young hearts, reveals study

Long-term exposure to inorganic arsenic, a human poison that occurs naturally in the earth’s crust, has been linked to various cancers, kidney damage, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Organic arsenic, such as what’s found in seafood, is not known to be toxic to humans. While arsenic can be found in the air and soil, the […]

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Diabetes in pregnancy linked to future heart disease risk, finds study

While so-called gestational diabetes has long been linked to an increased risk of heart disease later in life, some previous research suggests this risk may depend on whether the condition evolves into type 2 diabetes that persists after delivery. Researchers examined data from nine previous studies with almost 5.4 million mothers. Overall, about 8,000 women […]

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High-fat, high-sugar diet while pregnant raises heart problems in kids

Obese mice mothers that ate a diet high in fat and sugar had offspring with heart problems.  The heart issues lasted for at least three generations, even if the younger mice were not obese and ate a diet of standard mouse food Researchers also implanted fertilized eggs from obese mice into normal weight mice, but […]

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Heart disease: 6 external warning symptoms to look out for

Heart disease: 6 external warning symptoms to look out for

Creased earlobes One such external indicator is diagonal creases on the earlobes – known as Frank’s sign, named after Sanders Frank, an American doctor who first described the sign. Studies have shown that there is an association with the visible external crease on the earlobe and increased risk of atherosclerosis, a disease where plaque builds […]

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Workplace bullying interlinked with higher risk of heart problems

People who are bullied or exposed to violence on the job may be more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than individuals who don’t deal with these challenges at work, a European study suggests. Researchers examined survey data from more than 79,000 working men and women between 19 and 65 years old who didn’t have a […]

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A healthy heart can help lower the risk of dementia, reveals study

To ward off heart disease, the American Heart Association (AHA) has a helpful list of the most important risk factors that can lower your chances of having heart problems. It turns out those very same things can also reduce the risk of dementia. In a new study published in JAMA, researchers led by Cecilia Samieri, […]

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