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Are Americans Fat Because of Cheap Food?
Why are Americans so fat? Is it because of the sedentary lifestyle, expensive healthy food, or is it because of socioeconomic status, race or geography? The answer is no, according to researchers from Rand Corporation and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, who denied all these reasons.

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Can Alternative Therapies Prevent Hypertension?
Hypertension is treatable. In additional to lifestyle changes and prescribed medications, hypertension can also be controlled by using alternative therapies like aerobic exercise, resistance or strength training, and isometric handgrip exercises might also help lower one’s blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

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Can Chelation Therapy Help Prevent Heart Disease?
According to a government-funded trial published online March 27, 2013 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), removing metals from the body through chelation therapy has little effect on the long-term health of people who have previously suffered a heart attack.

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Can Coffee Lovers Be Spared From Diabetes?
Coffee is one of the world's most popular drinks, but it is frequently being blamed because of the caffeine contained therein. That is why people have been advised not to consume too much coffee. Nevertheless, a new study suggested that an extra cup of coffee might be associated with a lower risk of Type-2 diabetes.

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Can Smoking Control Prevent Heart Disease And Stroke Deaths?
Researchers from Stanford University, USA argued that implementing smoke-free laws and raised tobacco taxes in India would yield substantial and rapid health benefits by preventing future cardiovascular disease deaths. In a paper published on July 9, 2013 in ‘PLOS Medicine’…

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Exercise Benefits Even Weak Heart!
Physical activity or exercise can certainly benefit the heart, even for those who had history of heart attack, been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease or even heart failure. Though exercise cannot increase the heart function in the long term…

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How Early Would Sign Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Appear?
According to AHA, out of some 360,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States each year, only 9.5 percent survived. But this does not mean sudden cardiac arrest cannot be predicted. In fact, researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles reported that signs of approaching sudden cardiac arrest usually appear at least a month earlier.

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How Is Demanding Physical Activity Related To Cardiovascular Disease?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), physical inactivity has been identified as the 4th leading risk factor for mortality causing an estimated 3.2 million deaths globally. Regular moderate intensity physical activity, like walking and cycling, can help lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, colon and breast cancer, depression, and stroke. But does this mean that people should increase the amount of their physical activity significantly?

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How Is Egg Linked To Heart Disease?
Many victims died of heart disease and stroke but had no noticeable risk factors such as high cholesterol, unhealthy triglycerides, diabetes, high blood pressure or obesity. So what are the culprits behind these tragedies? Some surprising suspects, trillions of bacteria and other microbes living in the human gut, were identified to be responsible for the mishaps...

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How Is Marriage Linked To Heart Disease?
Past evidence has indicated that marriage could have an apparent health benefits, though the results had not been consistent. Bad marriage, for instance, could lead to higher stress hormones and inflammation that increase the risks of heart disease and other ailments.

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How Is Obesity Related To Heart Disease And Hypertension?
Recently, researchers from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City identified a protein known as mTORC1 within certain brain cells as a communications hub for controlling blood pressure, and suggested that abnormal activation of this protein might be a mechanism that associates cardiovascular disease and obesity with elevated blood pressure.

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How Nuts Can Reduce Death Risk From Heart Disease?
A recent large study by researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Harvard School of Public Health found that people who ate nuts on a daily basis were 20 percent less likely to die from heart disease, cancer or any other cause over 30 years than people who did not eat them, and nuts seem to help lose weight, too.

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How To Lower Blood Pressure Effectively?
Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to many other chronic medical conditions including heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, vision loss, metabolic syndrome, and trouble with memory or understanding. For people who have high blood pressure, self-monitoring of blood pressure on a regular basis at home, besides at their doctor’s clinic, seem to be an effective way to lower the blood pressure.

 
 
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Is Chest Pain A Reliable Heart Attack Sign in Women?
Regarding chest pain, there might be only a few noticeable differences in how men and women feel during heart attack, according to a European study. The study was published online November 26, 2013 and subsequently in February 2014’s issue of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Is Heart Disease In Women Different From Men?
Many women believe heart disease is for men, but such perception is obviously incorrect. A paper published in ‘Lancet’ in 2011 reported that women smokers had a 25 percent higher risk of coronary heart disease than male smokers...

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Is Running Good For The Heart?
Running is believed to be among the best aerobic exercises for physical conditioning of the heart and lungs. It helps ensure that the blood and oxygen can flow effectively throughout the body, so decreasing the risk of heart attack.

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Is There A Link Between Air Pollution And Heart Disease
World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that indoor air pollution cause approximately 2 million deaths mostly in developing countries and urban outdoor air pollution cause about 1.3 million deaths worldwide each year.

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Is Treatment For Arrhythmia Adequate?
Researchers from Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC and other institutions in the United States of America pointed out in their study of treatment practices for atrial fibrillation that many of the Americans with irregular heartbeat do not receive adequate treatment from their doctors.

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Mental Deficits Might Be Caused By Heart Disease!
According to a new study, young adults with cardiac risk factors like high blood pressure and elevated glucose levels could have significantly worse cognitive function in middle age. Researchers from University of California, San Francisco and other institutions published their findings online March 31, 2014 in journal ‘Circulation’.

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Mobility Problems In Elderly Obese Women!
Comparing to women with a healthy weight, overweight and obese women have greater mobility problems at age 85 and face a higher risk of dying or developing chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension and cancer.

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Never Too Late To Quit Smoking To Cut Heart Disease Risk!
Last year, researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine found that some cigarette smokers aged above 65 years old who kick the habit might reduce their risk of dying from heart disease to the level of those who never smoked far faster than previously found.

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New Guidelines For Doctors To Fight Obesity!
In November 2013, new guidelines were issued by a group of medical organizations that include the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and the Obesity Society to fight the nation’s obesity epidemic. Doctors are urged to act aggressively to help patients lose weight.

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Should Pregnant Women Still Eat Fish?
In a developing fetus, omega-3 fats promote brain, eye, and motor development, and there is growing evidence showing that eating fish could benefit heart and is good for the blood vessels. Eating approximately 1 to 2 servings each of 3 ounces of fatty fish (salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies, or sardines) a week could reduce the risk of dying from heart disease by 36 percent.

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Simultaneously Control Hypertension And Cholesterol Reduce Heart Disease Risk
A recent study found that simultaneously controlling one’s high blood pressure and high cholesterol might cut the risk for heart disease by half or more. But less than 1 in 3 people can actually achieve this goal. Researchers from Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C…

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Stay Active All Day To Prevent Heart Disease!
Researchers from the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences in Stockholm and other institutes found that a generally active life, even without regular exercise sessions, could lead to better heart health and greater longevity.

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Stress Test Chemicals Might Trigger Heart Attack!
On November 20, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that chemical agents used for stress test might trigger heart attack in patients. While the side effect is rare, it is serious and is related to 2 specific injectable drugs: Lexiscan and Adenoscan.

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What Can Be Done To Prevent Diabetes?
Weight is the single most contributing environmental factor in the development of Type-2 diabetes, and a person’s weight can always be controlled. Intentional weight loss could not only prevent or control Type-2 diabetes but also improve other obesity-related risk factors of coronary artery disease, including dyslipidaemia (unhealthy blood cholesterol levels) and hypertension.

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What Is All About The New Cholesterol Guidelines?
Instead of placing emphasis on cholesterol levels, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have written a set of new cholesterol guidelines that focuses on an individual’s specific risk for heart attack and stroke. The guidelines are the result of the latest medical research.

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What Is Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension And How It Relates To Viagra?
Studies have shown that using erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs for those with PAH might have an improvement in exercise tolerance and a reduction of pressure in the right heart chambers. Some research has also suggested that...

 
 
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What So Bad About Trans Fat?
A statement released on November 7, 2013 by FDA indicated that the government agency would require food makers to gradually phase out artificial trans fats. Such measure is believed to be able to potentially prevent about 20,000 heart attacks and some 7,000 heart disease related deaths a year.

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Why Beetroot Is Good?
A study conducted by researchers from Queen Mary, University of London and other British institutions reported that a cup of beetroot juice a day could actually help lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension. Their findings were published online April 15, 2013 in the AHA journal ‘Hypertension’.

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Why Smokers Should Quit?
A study conducted by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston University and Harvard Clinical Research Institute suggested that post-smoking weight gain would not increase smokers’ risk of cardiovascular disease or death even they had diabetes.

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Why Stress Tests Revealed Fewer Heart Blockages?
A paper, published on March 12, 2013 in the ‘Journal of the American College of Cardiology’, reported that the proportion of patients have blocked arteries show up during a stress test has dropped enormously over the past 20 years.

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Why Weight Gain Undesirable During Pregnancy?
It appears that obesity or overweight might not only pose danger to people’s own body, but also affect the health of their offspring too. A study that was published in ‘British Medical Journal’ pointed out that children born from obese women were 35 percent more likely to die prematurely in adulthood.

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Why You Should Stay Optimized?
Optimized people often think positively and such attitude has long been thought to be good for the health. As reported by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, viewing the world optimistically might be tied to better health, including higher level of HDL and lower levels of triglycerides.

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Will Vitamins Prevent Heart Disease?
Will supplements really offer us healthier lives and help prolong our lives? According to researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, there has not much evidence to show that vitamins could prevent heart disease or cancer.

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Women With Abnormal Pulse In Neck Might Have Heart Disease!
More often, people with tricuspid regurgitation have heart valve inflammation, or endocarditis, caused by a bacterial infection. The report mentioned a 33-year-old woman in Canada who had large, abnormal pulses visible in her neck.

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Would Coffee Prolong Life?
A recent study conducted by researchers from University of South Carolina, Columbia, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom and Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans reported that people aged below 55 who drank 4 cups or more of coffee a day are more likely to die early than non-coffee drinkers.

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Would Testosterone Therapy Harm Your Heart?
Low testosterone not only lowers a man's sex drive, energy and motivation but also has some harmful effects. Hence men with low testosterone levels can usually be prescribed, if necessary, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) to boost their testosterone level back to normal.

 

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