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Articles Archive - Page 10

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Adherence Therapy Helps Reduce Hypertension!
According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA), a high proportion of hypertensive patients failed to take their medications properly, but these patients would benefit clinically from a course of 'adherence therapy'.

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Alternative Way To Detect Heart Disease
The newest technique, MRI, has advanced to a stage that it can produce accurate images comparable to that of coronary angiogram or even a CT scan. It is a medical imaging technique using a powerful magnetic field to provide a greater contrast between the different soft tissues of the body.

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Association Between Vitamin D and Heart Disease
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that men who consume the recommended amount of Vitamin D are less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke than those who consume low amount of Vitamin D.

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Balance Salt and Potassium Intake To Cut Early Death Risk!
Potassium often counteracts the effects of salt in the diet. Sodium can increase one’s blood pressure but potassium can reduce it. If sodium retains water, potassium helps get rid of it. However, equilibrium can be disturbed when people consume highly processed foods, which can raise the sodium levels and reduce potassium content. Therefore, focusing on the balance between the two is important.

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Be More Physical Active to Prolong Lifespan!
Exercise or physical activity plays an important role in keeping a person’s health. According to the recommendations by the American Heart Organization (AHA), a person can reduce the risk of developing heart disease by having at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, for instance, brisk walking.

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Can Chewing More Help Control Weight?
Recently, researchers from Harbin Medical University in China reported that people who chew their food more times would reduce their calories intake, which might help them control their weight.

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Can Vibrations Help Lose Weight?
There are all sorts of programs and gadgets claiming that they can help lose weight and each of them has its own unique features that can attract overweight people to use it. One of them is vibration plate machine, which might not be known to many people.

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Depression and Heart Disease
There has been evidence showing people with depression are more vulnerable to heart disease. Recent research has also found that some genes that raise the risk of heart disease could also make people more prone to depression.

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Dim Light At Night Could Cause Weight Gain!
It is the belief of researchers that the light could disrupt levels of hormone melatonin that is involved in metabolism. Furthermore, the lighting might affect the expression of clock genes, which help control when animals feed and when they are active.

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Does It Matter Where the Excess Fat Is?
Researchers from University of Cambridge in England reported that any excess fat is bad for the heart, no matter where it is located. The results of this new review of studies showed that a BMI could predict heart disease risks just as well as a large waist.

 
 
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Female Should Avoid High Stress Job To Prevent Heart Disease!
Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that female workers with stressful jobs were more likely than women with less job strain to suffer heart attack or stroke or to have clogged arteries. They further pointed out that worrying about losing a job could also be a risk factor of heart disease.

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Heart Disease Prevention Guidelines A Must for Women!
It is expected that the underlying cause (atherosclerosis) can be quite advanced by the time heart problems are detected. Therefore, it is necessary adhere to some preventive guidelines that include healthy diet, regular exercise and quit smoking in order to prevent atherosclerosis.

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How is Chocolate Linked to Heart Disease?
There has been debate on the link between chocolate and heart disease. While some argued that chocolate might benefit people with cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke), others insisted otherwise.

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How To Keep Your Weight Off?
The real challenge facing every dieter is the so-called ‘yo-yo effect’ or ‘yo-yo dieting’. The term is used to describe a process in which the dieter is initially successful in losing weight but is unsuccessful in keeping the loss in the long run and begins to gain the weight back. So the dieter will seek to lose the regained weight and the cycle continues.

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Indulge In Screen-Based Entertainment Could Lead to Heart Disease!
Screen-based entertainments refer to television (TV) or DVD watching, leisure time computer use and playing video games. These are the most favorite forms of entertainment for modern people. But, how many of us are aware that how we spend our free time away from work has a huge impact on our overall health.

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Obesity A Serious Threat to American Kids!
Researchers from Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City reported in a paper published on February 11, 2010 in the New England Journal of Medicine that being obese as a child raises the risk of dying before reaching the age of 55.

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Smoking Ban Cut Heart Disease Risk!
Smoking bans in public places and workplaces have been enacted in more and more countries all over the world for the past few years. Can such an action really help cut the health risk? The answer is YES! There were at least 3 studies…

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Stay Away From High-Fat Meal To Prevent Heart Disease!
A new study by researchers from UC Davis showed that eating a common fast food meal could affect inflammatory responses in the blood vessels. Their findings further strengthened the link between belly fat, inflammation and thickening of the arterial linings that can lead to heart disease and strokes.

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Stop Smoking To Reduce Stress!
Smokers frequently feel that cigarette could help them manage stress, and some ex-smokers might just go back to smoking thinking that it will help them cope with stressful life events. But studies have shown that non-smokers tend to have lower stress levels than smokers do.

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Use Painkillers Cautiously If You Have Heart Disease!
In a paper published online on May 9, 2011 in the American Heart Association (AHA)’s journal “Circulation”, researchers from Denmark reported that even a couple of days of treatment with some anti-inflammatory painkillers can pose danger to people with a history of heart disease.

 
 
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What Happen If You Have High Cholesterol?
As high cholesterol might not cause any obvious symptoms, people might not be aware of it, yet it could raise the risk of getting a heart attack or stroke. According to The American Heart Association (AHA), as estimated 17.6 million Americans have coronary heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and other industrialized countries.

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Why Do People Become Overweight and Even Obese?
The basic principle of overweight and obesity is the lack of energy balance between energy input from food and drinks and energy used by the body for things such as breathing, digesting and physical activity. If energy balance can be maintained, there will be no weight gain at all. But unfortunately for many people, the energy input is higher than energy output, and this is why people gain weight.

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Why Is Cardiac Rehabilitation A Must For Heart Patients?
Using a discharge checklist for doctors and associated health professionals, electronic referral in medical records and talking with patients at the bedside actually raise referrals by 45 percent, and by targeting both healthcare providers and patients, more than 70 percent of eligible patients enroll in cardiac rehab. It is believed that the rehab program could reduce patients’ risk of dying and improve their quality of life.

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Why Living Alone Not a Good Option for Heart Attack Survivors?
Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine found that 4 years after a heart attack, the mortality risk was about 35 percent higher for people living alone, though the risk of death was about the same among people who lived by themselves just 1 year after heart attack. The results of the study also suggested that patients living alone might be at greater risk of adverse outcomes.

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Why Moderate Alcohol Is Good For The Heart?
Researchers from the University of Rome La Sapienza revealed that men who underwent heart bypass surgery and consumed about 2 drinks a day afterward had fewer subsequent cardiovascular procedures than those who abstained from drinking.

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Why Women Should Stay Away From Cigarettes?
Women who smoke cigarettes are more likely to develop heart disease than men, and were as much as 20 times more likely to develop peripheral artery disease (PAD) over a 13-year period than women who did not smoke.

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Why You Should Avoid Being Obese or Overweight?
Obesity and overweight are the cause of high cholesterol, Type-2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and many other medical disorders, as reported by many previous studies. However, it seems that obese or overweight people would face more than just mentioned.

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Why You Should Avoid Energy Drinks?
Energy drinks are just canned or bottled soft drinks advertised as boosting energy. They are usually sold in convenience stores, grocery stores, and bars and nightclubs, and marketed as a stimulant that could increase alertness and performance. Popular brands of energy drinks include Red Bull, Monster, Full Throttle, Rock Star and Spark.

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Why You Should Be Taller?
Height is generally considered relating to social dominance, intelligence and symmetry of faces. A study conducted by University of Utah even claimed that tall male had fighting advantages. Perhaps that is why most women prefer taller men. But do you know that taller people have health advantage over their shorter counterparts?

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Would Coffee Contribute To Hypertension?
Caffeine has a short life span in the body. So the rise in blood pressure is usually temporary and should not contribute to hypertension. In fact, the hike in blood pressure does not even occur in people with a caffeine tolerance.

 

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