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Articles Archive - Page 9

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Can Calcium Supplement Really Harm the Heart?
Calcium forms an important part of our daily diet. It is recommended that about 1000 mg of calcium should be consumed daily to prevent osteoporosis, a disease that expedites the process of the natural loss of calcium in the bones.

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Can High-Intensity Interval Training Replace Normal Exercise?
Research has shown that people doing HIT can double their endurance, improve their oxygen use and strength by more than 10 percent, and their speed by at least 5 percent, compared to those who adopt a normal exercise routine such as jogging.

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Can Stem Cell Therapy Effectively Rescue Damaged Heart?
Recent research studies have, in fact, indicated that many types of stem cells can be used to improve heart functions and be clinically effective and secure, but still there is room for improvement.

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Cigarette Packet’s Color And Design Could Dupe Smokers!
Researchers from the University of Waterloo in Canada recently pointed out that color of a cigarette packet could simply dupe smokers into thinking the cigarettes it contains are less harmful to their health.

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Don’t Smoke To Prolong Your Wife’s Life!
A smoker definitely has a higher chance of getting health hazards mentioned above. Moreover, he or she can also harm the people around through environmental tobacco smoke, or more commonly known as secondhand smoke.

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Female Diabetics More Risk Of Heart Disease!
Women are believed to be at a much lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality than men. However, diabetes takes away this advantage from women, placing them at a higher risk of heart disease than men.

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Heart Disease Prevention for Women
Awareness has no doubt been raised about women’s heart disease. In a national survey of women of all races, the number of women who identified CVD as the leading cause of heart disease has almost doubled since 1997. However…

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How Is Antidepressant Linked To Sudden Cardiac Death?
To the surprise of the researchers, sudden cardiac death seemed more closely associated with use of antidepressant than with the depressive symptoms. In fact, those women prescribed with antidepressants were found to be 3 times more likely to suffer sudden cardiac death.

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Invasive Dental Surgery Increases Cardiovascular Disease Risk!
A paper published on October 19, 2010 in the Journal “Annals of Internal Medicine” reported that an individual who undergoes dental surgery has a higher risk of developing a heart attack or stroke for a few weeks after the procedure, and the risk would simply disappear 6 months later.

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Is Abnormal Heart Rate A Risk Factor For Heart Disease?
Abnormal heart rate turbulence (HRT) is also associated with a higher risk of heart disease death. Study participants classified as low risk of heart disease were 8 to 9 times more likely to die of heart disease if they had abnormal HRT during the 14-year follow-up.

 
 
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Is Berry Really Good For Heart Disease Prevention?
Being an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamins, berry does provide many health benefits that include boosting heart health and vision, and preventing cancer. As such, there is no reason why we should not include berry in our daily diet.

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Is Fructose The Culprit To Cause Hypertension?
A paper released on September 23, 2009 revealed the link between excessive sugar consumption and hypertension (high blood pressure). Researchers from the University of Colorado-Denver and the Mateo Orfila Hospital in Spain reported that higher blood pressure was found among men who had excessive fructose intake through sweetened soft drinks and junk food.

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Is Your Heart Older Than Your Age?
During natural ageing process, our heart would age at the same rate as our other organs. Nevertheless, some factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, overweight and smoking could simply raise our risk of getting heart disease.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acid Might Not Prevent Repeat Heart Attack!
An announcement made during the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2010 held in Stockholm, Sweden from Aug 28 through Sept 1, 2010, however, surprised many. Researchers from Wageningen University, Netherlands reported that taking omega-3 fatty acid might not help cut the risk of additional cardiovascular events for those who have got at least one heart attack.

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Quit Smoking To Reduce Heart Disease Risk!
Smoking not only causes cancer and chronic lung disease but also one of the top-rated risk factors for heart disease. In the United States, about 33 percent of smoking-related deaths are due to heart disease, and every year, smoking kills about 120,000 people in the United Kingdom.

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Stay Away From Haze To Prevent Heart Disease!
Haze not only could impair visibility but also might be a health threat to respiratory system as well as heart. Every year, about 2 million premature deaths worldwide were caused by air pollution, according to the figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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The Impact of Heart Disease On Economy
More than 80 percent of deaths worldwide related to cardiovascular disease now occur in developing countries. Furthermore, nearly 30 percent of all deaths in developing countries are caused by cardiovascular disease. Since cardiovascular disease reduces productivity, it would certainly threaten the economic growth of developing countries in the long run.

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Watch Out for the Silent Killer – Heart Attack!
Heart attack, also known as myocardial infarction, can strike without any warning signs to any person. While not all heart attack patients will end up with deaths, the disease can take away a person’s life within a relative short time if necessary treatment is not received. That is why heart attack is frequently referred to as “the Silent Killer”.

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What Foods Could Prevent High Cholesterol?
While foods like ice cream, organ meats such as liver and intestines, egg yolks and shellfish can raise one’s cholesterol levels, studies have also found that certain foods including salmon, walnuts, oatmeal and some vegetables can help control the cholesterol levels.

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What Is Best Predictor of Future Cardiovascular Risk in Kids?
Researchers from the University of Georgia, the Menzies Research Institute in Hobart, Australia and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia suggested that waist circumference, rather than BMI, is the best clinical measure to predict a child's risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes later in life.

 
 
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What Is The Optimal Sleep Duration To Prevent Heart Disease?
In a paper published on April 2, 2010 in the journal 'Sleep', researchers from West Virginia University's (WVU) faculty of medicine reported that people who sleep more or less than 7 hours a day, including naps, are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

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Why Brown Rice Is Preferred?
A recent study confirmed that eating white rice might lead to a higher risk of developing Type-2 diabetes and supported the long-held claims started in the 19th century that brown rice is healthier than white rice.

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Why Do People Overeat?
Why people, especially those who are overweight or obese, still continue eating more than their bodies require, despite the numerous educational campaigns and efforts made by the authorities?

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Why Is Low-Meat Diet Desirable?
It seems that most people consume more meat than required. That is why problems begin. That is why problems start. Many studies have linked consumption of meat especially red meat to chronic diseases such as heart disease, hypertension and even certain types of cancers.

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Would Folic Acid Prevent Heart Disease?
While adequate concentrations of folate, Vitamin B12, or Vitamin B6 might reduce the circulating level of homocysteine, does it mean that the rate of cardiovascular events could be reduced with the help of folic acid supplements?

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Would High Carbohydrate Intake Lead To Heart Disease?
Women, who ate the most high-glycemic carbohydrates like white bread, white rice, and other foods that can cause blood sugar to spike, had more than twice the risk of having heart disease as those who ate the least.

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Would Lack Of Sleep Cause Childhood Obesity?
As suggested in the findings published in the September 2010’s issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, there is a critical time period prior to the age of 5 when sufficient nighttime sleep would lead to a healthy weight later on.

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Would Overweight Children Be At Risk of Hypertension?
In the midst of fighting childhood obesity epidemic, a question might hover around some people’s mind: would overweight or obese children be at risk of hypertension? Researchers from the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis reported that an increase in BMI in already overweight children would be at higher risk of having a far greater rise in blood pressure than those normal-weight children with the same increase in BMI.

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Your Hair Might Be A Predictor For Heart Attack?
On September 3, 2010, Canadian researchers from the University of Western Ontario reported in the journal “Stress” that a high level of the stress hormone cortisol in hair might predict few months in advance a person’s chance of getting a heart attack.

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Your Heart's Condition Could Determine Your Lifespan!
The findings, published on September 17, 2009 on the British Medical Journal (BMJ), reported that men who had all the 3 risk factors at the outset were 2 to 3 times more likely to die of heart disease than those men who were free of all the 3 risk factors. On average, their lifespan was shortened by 10 years.

 

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