Morning walks could be better than drugs at lowering blood pressure, reveals study

Researchers at the University of Western Australia found that 30 minutes of walking on a treadmill in the morning improved participants’ blood pressure readings for the rest of the day. They say that for some individuals, the morning walking could replace the need for medication

Morning walks could be better than drugs at lowering blood pressure, reveals studyAccording to a new study published in the journal Hypertension, just half-an-hour of walking in the morning could be as effective as medication at lowering blood pressure. According to the charity Blood Pressure UK, about one-third of adults have high blood pressure, which is defined as a reading of more than 140/90mmHg and, in Britain, […]

Don’t have time to exercise? Here’s an effective life hack that you can follow

Have you recently carried heavy shopping bags up a few flights of stairs? Or run the last 100 metres (330 feet) to the station to catch your train? If you have, you may have unknowingly been doing a style of exercise called high-intensity incidental physical activity

Don’t have time to exercise? Here’s an effective life hack that you can followIn a paper, published today in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, shows this type of regular, incidental activity that gets you huffing and puffing is likely to produce health benefits, even if you do it in 30-second bursts, spread over the day. In fact, incorporating more high intensity activity into our daily routines – […]

Social support can help slash the risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women, says study

Having good friends can save your life, as a study based on data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) demonstrates how strong social support may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in postmenopausal women

Social support can help slash the risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women, says studyThe study results have been published online on February 20 in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) With so many people affected by cardiovascular disease (CVD), there has been tremendous research on its various risk factors (although much of the focus to date has been on traditional risk factors such as […]

Inflammation in middle age may indicate increased risk of dementia in later life, finds study  

Chronic inflammation in middle age may lead to memory and thinking problems later in life. People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop problems with thinking and memory in the decades leading up to old age, according to a new study published in the February 13, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology

Inflammation in middle age may indicate increased risk of dementia in later life, finds study  The latest findings from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study indicate that people suffering chronic inflammation during middle age show a greater decline in cognitive function as they get older. When the body sustains an injury, it raises an acute inflammatory response to fight off infection and promote healing. This inflammatory response is localised […]

Daily consumption of diet drinks can increase stroke risk, cautions study

Diet sodas are often considered to be healthier alternatives to sugary beverages. A study this week is cautioning that immoderate drinking of the low-calorie drinks is associated with a greater risk of strokes or heart attacks

Daily consumption of diet drinks can increase stroke risk, cautions studyNew evidence shows that consuming two or more cans of diet drinks like diet coke everyday could be linked to a raised risk of dying young due to stroke or heart disease. Experts warn the public against regular consumption of such artificially sweetened drinks. The results of the study were published in the latest issue […]

French study delves deeper into the risk associated with ultra-processed food

A new study from French researchers has shown that diets comprising of ‘ultra-processed’ foods are raising the risk of an early death. Ultra processed food is defined as food that is manufactured by multiple industrial processes and taken as snacks, ready-to-eat or heat meals or desserts

French study delves deeper into the risk associated with ultra-processed foodThis includes burgers, soft drinks, chips, chocolate, candy, ice-cream, sweetened breakfast cereals, packaged soups, chicken nuggets, hotdogs, fries and more. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The study which was published on Monday has found for the first time a link between the consumption […]

Bacteria from your tooth infection can affect your heart

After examining teeth and arteries of over 500 people, researchers discovered that those in need of a root canal were nearly three times more likely to have a heart attack — than patients with healthy teeth

Bacteria from your tooth infection can affect your heartPut off the dentist and your smile isn’t the only thing that can suffer: Poor oral hygiene could hurt your heart health, suggests a new study from Finland. After examining the teeth and the arteries of more than 500 people, the researchers discovered that those in need of a root canal were nearly three times […]

Walking: The best way to protect your heart

If you've suffered a heart attack or been diagnosed with heart disease, walking is an ideal exercise because you can easily adapt your routine depending on your fitness level. If you have heart failure, ask your doctor to recommend a cardiac rehabilitation program so you can safely reap the benefits of exercise. This type of supervised exercise is particularly helpful if you haven't been active for a while

Walking: The best way to protect your heartTo start walking for exercise, all you really need is a comfortable pair of shoes (preferably sneakers). That’s just one reason that this low-impact, do-anywhere exercise is so popular. But the health benefits of walking are the real bonus. Brisk, regular walking is an effective way to lower blood pressure and stave off diabetes, both […]

Study reveals oversized meals play a key crucial role in encouraging obesity

Restaurants frequently serve oversized meals, not only in the United States but also in many other countries, according to a study conducted by an international team of researchers and supported by FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation

Study reveals oversized meals play a key crucial role in encouraging obesityThe study which was conducted in Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana, India and the United States found 94 per cent of meals served in restaurants contain more than the recommended number of calories according to the UK’s National Health Service Published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the study weighed and measured the energy content of […]

The type of saturated fats we eat can affect our heart health, finds study

The type of saturated fats we eat can affect our risk of a heart attack, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cardiology

The type of saturated fats we eat can affect our heart health, finds studyPeople whose diets contain relatively little palmitic and stearic acid – saturated fats composed of 16 or more carbon atoms (longer-chain saturated fats) that are typically found in meats – and eat plant-based proteins instead have decreased chances of myocardial infarction. Moreover, individuals who eat more saturated fats with 14 or fewer carbon atoms (shorter-chain […]
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