Kids who continue to consume too much salt may have heart diseases as adults

Researchers hope that this study can serve as a benchmark as more measures are put into place to reduce the amount of sodium kids consume

Kids who continue to consume too much salt may have heart diseases as adultsWe know that too much salt may contribute to high blood pressure and increased cardiovascular risk. According to a new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, children are consuming sodium at levels that far exceed the daily recommended limit. Taste preferences for high sodium foods, formed as children, follow individuals […]

Dos and don’ts for a healthy heart

Researchers found that if people ate less salt and meat and ate more nuts, fruits and vegetables, they could greatly lower risk of heart disease

Dos and don’ts for a healthy heartJust 10 foods account for nearly half of all heart disease deaths in the U.S., researchers reported. If people ate less salt and meat and ate more nuts, fruits and vegetables, they could greatly lower their own risk of heart disease, the researchers at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy found. It comes […]

Taking multiple showers a day can affect your immune system, digestion and heart

Researchers from Genetic Science Centre at University of Utah say over-cleaning can damage human microbiome –  a collection of bacteria, viruses and other microbes that live in and on your body

Taking multiple showers a day can affect your immune system, digestion and heartIf you think that taking shower everyday can keep you healthy and hygienic then give it a second thought, as a study reveals that over-cleaning can damage the human microbiome, thereby affecting the immune system, digestion and even heart. Not bathing for a few days can leave you a bit smelly, but showering too often […]

Drinking heavily causes arteries to stiffen up, which may cause heart disease over time

Consistent heavy drinking can age the arteries prematurely by interfering with the blood flow, thus affecting the elasticity of the arterial walls

Drinking heavily causes arteries to stiffen up, which may cause heart disease over timeCardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, with over a third of global deaths being attributed to a cardiovascular event. In the United States, CVD accounts for 1 in every 4 deaths, killing around 610,000 people every year. More than half of these deaths occur in men, according to the Centers for […]

Explained: How stress and heart attacks are linked

According to a study, activity in the amygdala, a region of the brain associated with fear and stress, can predict your risk for heart disease and stroke

Explained: How stress and heart attacks are linkedScientists have long known that stress can influence your heart health, but exactly how this relationship takes place has been something of a mystery — until now. Activity in the amygdala, a region of the brain associated with fear and stress, can predict your risk for heart disease and stroke, according to a study published […]

Go ‘nuts’ to live longer

A handful of nuts each day could be key in fighting a range of killer diseases, scientists claim

Go ‘nuts’ to live longerJust a 1 ounce portion is enough to slash the risk of heart disease, cancer and even obesity. Analysis suggests even a small daily serving cuts the risk of coronary heart disease by 30 per cent, cancer by 15 per cent and premature death by 22 per cent. It can also halve the risk of respiratory […]

How using baby powder can be harmful for your baby’s airways

The potential of inhaling any powder could be harmful, especially for premature babies or for those with heart disease and asthma

How using baby powder can be harmful for your baby’s airwaysThe American Paediatric Association recommends against using baby powder, initially over concerns that talc, which was used in some products but has been largely phased out, could be inhaled and harm babies’ lungs. There are currently safer baby powder options that use corn-starch as a talc-substitute, like the Honest Company’s organic baby powder, which was […]

Knowing the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest, can make all the difference

Two terms with different meanings and how important it is to know what they mean

Knowing the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest, can make all the differenceHeart Attack  It occurs, when blood flow to a section of the heart is restricted. The primary culprit is typically coronary heart disease, which causes plaque to build up inside arteries; if the plaque ruptures, it creates a blood clot that can block blood flow to a portion of the heart muscle. Without sufficient oxygen, […]

Piling on kilos during puberty increases the risk of dying early

A jump of 7 BMI units in puberty leaves boys at risk of dying early from heart disease due to obesity

Piling on kilos during puberty increases the risk of dying earlyCardiovascular disease is the world’s leading killer and is linked to obesity. Putting on lots of weight during puberty increases the risk of death from heart attacks or a stroke later in life, new research suggests. A jump of just seven body mass index (BMI) units during the developmental phase leaves young boys, in particular, vulnerable […]

Yo-yo dieting likely to increase risk of heart disease death, even if you are not overweight

Women of normal weight who subsequently experienced the yo-yo effect were 3.5 times more likely to die from sudden cardiac arrest than women whose weight remained stable

Yo-yo dieting likely to increase risk of heart disease death, even if you are not overweightObesity increases the risk for some of the leading causes of death in the United States, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Being obese or overweight is also linked to an overall lower quality of life and poorer mental health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that […]
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