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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Heart risk raised by sitting in front of the TV, not by sitting at work, reveals study

#WorldHeartDay: Heart risk raised by sitting in front of the TV, not by sitting at work

The study, led by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, found that leisure-time sitting (while watching TV), but not sitting at work, was associated with a greater risk of heart disease and death among the study’s more than 3,500 participants. The study also found that moderate-to-vigorous exercise may reduce or eliminate […]

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Want to lose weight? Switching to ‘this’ cooking oil help

How you prepare your meals could also affect your weight. Everything starts from cooking and there are certain ingredients known for helping speed up the fat-burning process. One is coconut oil. It supports the process to burn belly fat, which speeds up the weight loss process, Daily Express reported. Abdominal fat is the type of […]

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Increased heart attack risk in those who sleep little or sleep too much finds study

The right amount of sleep is protective of heart health. This was the conclusion of new research that found sleep duration can influence a person’s risk of heart attack, regardless of other heart risk factors, including genetic ones. In a recent Journal of the American College of Cardiology paper, scientists from the United States and […]

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Here’s why you need to avoid eating instant noodles

Here’s why you need to avoid eating instant noodles

A majority of the population of the world considers instant noodles a staple food, like the well-loved rice in Asian countries. For many people out there, preparing these takes less than a minute or two, thus, making it easy for students, full-time parents and workers to make something that does not require too much effort. […]

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

The 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 […]

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Consuming foods rich in potassium can help prevent heart disease

Consuming foods rich in potassium can help prevent heart disease

Researchers have found that mice with low dietary potassium are more likely to experience vascular calcification, which is characteristic of atherosclerosis. This is major risk factor for heart disease. Increasing dietary potassium, however, was found to reduce vascular calcification in the rodents, suggesting that a diet rich in potassium could help to prevent heart disease. […]

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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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Why timing your exercise after meals matters, especially if you are diabetic

Exercising soon after eating has positive effects on blood sugar, says endocrinologist Betul Hatipoglu, MD. Another plus? Doing this can cut your risk of heart disease. How soon after meals? This can vary by the person. Here’s how to tell when it’s best for you. Why it’s better to exercise soon after eating Glucose levels […]

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Rapid weight gain in childhood can affects heart health in teenagers, finds study

Excessive weight gain in children under two years can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in teenage years including increased cholesterol, being overweight and having fat around the middle, finds new research from the University of Sydney. Obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in childhood and adolescence are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease […]

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