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Articles Archive - Page 12

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Can Blood Pressure Monitoring Impact Hypertension Treatment?
Blood pressure monitoring is important for hypertensive patients. Unfortunately, failure of some doctors or clinicians to stick to official recommendations for blood pressure monitoring causes a number of patients being misclassified. This no doubt could have an impact on the decisions on treatments.

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Can Green Tea Lower Bad Cholesterol?
Researchers from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California found that green tea, taken in a capsule or drunk in a cup, might reduce bad cholesterol level. The findings showed that green tea could lower 5 to 6 points more from people's total cholesterol and LDL levels.

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Can Lean Beef Be Part of Heart Healthy Diet?
It seems that red meat should be on our list of daily diet. Unfortunately, studies had shown that regular consumption of red meat could cause colorectal and other cancers, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, obesity and arthritis.

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Can More Rescuers Raise Survival Rate of Cardiac Arrest Victims?
According to a paper, which was published by researchers from Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, on June 15, 2012 in journal ‘Resuscitation’, the likelihood of survival for someone suffers cardiac arrest in a public place is higher when more than one bystander come to help.

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Can Newer Stents Benefit Heart Disease Patients More?
While many patients get newer, pricey stents inserted during angioplasty, many of them were not aware that these newer stents could be worse off with those more basic, less expensive stents. This was what researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston reported on August 13, 2012 in the ‘Archives Of Internal Medicine’.

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Can Sudden Cardiac Death In Youngsters Be Prevented?
It is not uncommon to hear from friends, relatives or news that someone whom you might know or might not simply drop dead after physical exertion. Many of these victims were young athletes or military personnel who are fit and in good health suffer sudden cardiac death after events like marathon or military training.

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Can Sugar Tax Lower Obesity And Heart Disease Risk?
According to researchers from Columbia University Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, if a higher, penny-per-ounce tax were imposed on sugary beverages, it could lower the consumption by 15 percent and reduce the prevalence of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Can You Manage Your Cholesterol Without Drug?
In a study published in August 2011 in the ‘Journal of the American Medical Association’, a group of Canadian researchers found that consuming vegetarian low-cholesterol diets could lower LDL levels for people with high LDL to a similar extent as the first-generation statins.

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Cheese Or Butter?
Cheese and butter are classified as dairy products, which are defined as food produced from the milk of mammals. They usually contain high saturated fats. But according to Danish researchers, cheese might not be so bad as butter and should not be placed in the same category as butter.

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Eat Curry To Prevent Diabetes!
Some previous studies have shown that ingredients in curry might help prevent certain diseases, including colon cancer and Alzheimer's disease. According to a study published online on July 6, 2012 in the journal ‘Diabetes Care’, supplements with a compound found in curry might help prevent diabetes.

 
 
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Eating More Meals Might Keep One From Gaining Weight!
No one can deny that eating still plays an important role in deciding the weight of a person. In general, we used to think that fat people tend to eat more quantity and more often. However, a study conducted by American researchers pointed out that overweight adults, who ate less often than people with normal body weight, still consume more calories and are less active.

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Even Moderate Drinking Is Bad For The Heart!
A study, which was published on October 1, 2012 in the ‘Canadian Medical Association Journal’, suggested that when people already have heart disease, moderate drinking could actually be tied to more atrial fibrillation cases.

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How Could Brown Rice Cut Desire For Fatty Food?
An experiment with mice by a group of Japanese researchers from various institutions including Ryukyu University, University of Tokushima and Tomishiro Central Hospital found that brown rice could reduce the desire for high-fat foods.

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How Is Brown Fat Linked To Obesity Epidemic?
A group of Canadian researchers from Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec and Universite Laval, Quebec City, Quebec intended to determine how humans could switch on the brown fat in order to use up fat, and they finally discovered that exposure to cold environments would be the best trigger. The brown fat turned on even if people were exposed to slightly cold environments.

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How Is Traffic Noise Linked To Heart Attack?
Noise pollution, like air pollution, can have profound negative impact on people’s health. A study by Danish researchers indicated that people who were exposed to high sound levels of traffic near their home had a higher risk of heart attack. Therefore, living near highways or places that have high level of traffic noise can be very challenging.

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Is Nicotine Replacement Therapy Safe After Heart Attack?
For a certain group of people, for instance patients after heart attack, continued smoking can greatly increase the risk of a recurrent heart attack. But it is difficult for these patients to quit smoking cold turkey. That is why they need other means such as nicotine replacement therapy for help.

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It Is OK To Dine Out If You Are Mindful!
People, who dine out frequently, can have excess calorie intake that would cause weight gain as most of the food available are in large energy-rich portions. That is why health experts have been urging people to cut down the number of times dining out in order to avoid excessive food intake.

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Marriage Might Help Women Prevent Heart Disease!
On August 18, 2012, researchers from Princeton University presented a paper at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association indicated that continuous marriage without divorce or widowhood could develop fewer cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure for women.

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Medicine Could Help Hypertensive Patients Live Longer!
The length in time that patients survived without having a cardiovascular-related death was significantly longer for the group that received chlorthalidone treatment: approximately 1 day for every month of antihypertensive treatment. For people who started treatment in the 50s, this may mean that their life could be prolonged by more than a year.

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What Boost Body Fat?
A study that was published in the Jan 4, 2012’s issue of ‘Journal of the American Medical Association’ (JAMA) reported that people who ate too much of a high-calorie, low-protein diet were more likely to gain more body fat than people who over consumed high amount of protein.

 
 
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What Else Can Cause Heart Attack?
Risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, overweight or obese, stress, sedentary lifestyle, and smoking can cause atherosclerosis and progressive blockage of the coronary arteries. People with these risk factors are at higher risk of getting heart attack. However, there is increasing number of patients who had heart attack but had no significant blockage of the heart arteries. These patients have so called “diastolic dysfunction”.

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What Happen If You Have Chest Pain?
In reality, chest pain or discomfort can have many other causes beside angina, especially among people who are younger than 40. For instance, burning chest pain that occurs when one coughs might be due to an upper respiratory infection caused by a virus, or ...

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Why Can Coffee Lovers Live Longer?
Health experts have mixed opinions on the health effects of coffee. A paper published on May 17, 2012 by researchers from National Cancer Institute in the ‘New England Journal of Medicine’ reported that men and women who drank at least 6 cups of coffee a day...

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Why Higher Blood Pressure Screening Is Necessary?
Researchers from Harvard School of Medicine reported in April 2012 at the World Congress of Cardiology that a 25 percent increase in HBP screening in 19 developing countries would lower the number of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and deaths by up to 3 percent each year.

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Why Low-Salt Diet Might Not Be Beneficial?
We are always told not to consume too much salt to avoid various health concerns including hypertension, heart disease and stroke. Numerous studies had showed the link between high-salt diet and hypertension that will eventually lead to heart disease and stroke. However, a finding that was published online on November 9, 2011 in the ‘American Journal of Hypertension’ did not seem to be in tandem with such argument.

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Why People Should Sit Less?
In a paper published on 9 July 2012 in the journal ‘BMJ Open’, researchers from Pennington Biomedical Research Centre and Harvard Medical School reported that adults might extend their life expectancy by 2 years if they sit for fewer than 3 hours a day.

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Why You Should Live Healthy Early?
Unhealthy lifestyle can eventually lead to heart disease and many other diseases. Statistics in 2009 showed that one American would die from a heart attack. Unhealthy lifestyle usually begins from young. A person, who can adopt healthy lifestyle habits during his or her early adulthood, will have a better chance to prevent heart disease.

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Would CT Scan Benefit Suspected Heart Attack Patients?
Statistics showed that more than 90 percent of the 6 million people who go to hospitals each year in the United States with chest pain have medical conditions like indigestion, stress, muscle strain or some other problems but not heart disease. But doctors are afraid that they might miss the ones who do have it, and increasingly using an advanced type of CT scan to identify patients having heart attack.

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Would Healthy People Have Better Survival Chance After Heart Attack?
More often, patients with heart attack are asked to undergo angioplasty. Some patients, however, might have heart bypass surgery. Apart from those who could not survive from heart attack, most patients should be able to be discharged from the hospital after a few days.

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Would Total Hip And Knee Replacements Raise Heart Attack Risk?
On July 23, 2012, a paper published online in journal ‘Archives of Internal Medicine’ reported that older patients who have performed a THR or a TKR surgery had a higher risk of heart attack in the first 2 weeks after the operation compared to those who did not undergo joint surgery.

 

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