Heart Disease

The shorter you are, more the risk you face of developing coronary heart disease

The shorter you are, more the risk you face of developing coronary heart diseaseWashington, April 9 - People with short height face increased risk of developing coronary heart disease, claims a new study.

University of Leicester Professor, Nilesh Samani, said that they have shown that the association between shorter height and higher risk of coronary heart disease was a primary relationship and wasn't due to confounding factors such as nutrition or poor socioeconomic conditions.


Diet low in fats, sugars cuts risk of heart diseases in adults over 40

Diet low in fats, sugars cuts risk of heart diseases in adults over 40Washington, Mar 19 - A new study has revealed that consuming a healthy diet low in saturated fat and sugar can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases in men and women over the age of 40.


Obese kids may lower heart disease risk by going 'vegan'

Obese kids may lower heart disease risk by going 'vegan'Washington, Feb 13 - A new study has revealed that plant-based vegan diet may be more effective than American Heart Association diet in reducing cardiovascular risks in obese children.


Low glycemic index diets not necessarily beneficial for heart, diabetes

Low glycemic index diets not necessarily beneficial for heart, diabetesWashington, Dec 17 - A new research has indicated that a low glycemic diet does not improve insulin sensitivity, lipid levels or blood pressure.


Cooking linked to heart disease risk

Cooking linked to heart disease riskLondon - Scientists have found that the more time people spend preparing meals in the kitchen, the greater their risk of heart disease.

Researchers studied more than 2,700 women and found that those who cut back on the time spent on cooking reduce their risk of developing various health problems linked with heart disease by more than a third.


Older women in bad marriages face more risk of heart disease

Older women in bad marriages face more risk of heart diseaseWashington, Nov 20 - A new study has found that trouble in older couples' paradise may prove bad for their heart, particularly for women, than for the couples in good marriages.


Common diabetes pill might increase heart disease risk

Common diabetes pill might increase heart disease riskWashington, Sept 23 - A new study has claimed that a common diabetes pill can radically raise the risk of heart disease and other health complications.

The study suggested that metformin, which is used to treat Type 2 diabetes, can increase the risk of people with an underactive thyroid suffering from low thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels.


Consuming fruits regularly almost halves heart disease risk

Consuming fruits regularly almost halves heart disease risk Washington, Sept 2 - A new study has suggested that eating fruits on a daily basis minimizes the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) up to 40percent.

The study presented at ESC Congress observed that that the more fruit people ate, the more their risk of CVD declined.


World's first heart disease vaccine comes closer to reality

World's first heart disease vaccine comes closer to realityWashington, July 17 - A study has revealed the concept of development of the world's first T-cell peptide-based vaccine for heart disease the number one killer in the nation.

The goal of the vaccine was to reduce immune-based inflammation in the arteries, leading to decreased plaque buildup and it could target strokes, which are also a product of plaque buildup in arteries.


Lack of workout after 30 ups women's lifetime heart disease risk

Lack of workout after 30 ups women's lifetime heart disease riskWashington, May 9 - A new study has revealed that from 30 years of age, inactivity and lack of exercise exerts a greater impact on a woman's lifetime risk of developing heart disease.


Why phosphate rich food lead to BP and heart disease

Why phosphate rich food lead to BP and heart diseaseWashington, May 6 - Researchers have discovered why phosphate rich foods can increase blood pressure and promote vascular calcifications.

When the level of FGF23 is raised, as through a high phosphate diet, calcium and sodium accumulate, putting strain on the cardiovascular system. Phosphate rich foods include processed cheese, Parmesan, cola, baking powder and most processed foods.


Smoking during pregnancy may raise heart defects risk in babies

Smoking during pregnancy may raise heart defects risk in babiesWashington May 5 - Researchers have shown that risk for congenital anomalies is highest among babies born to older women who smoke.

The authors of this study used birth certificate data and hospital discharge records from Washington state to determine if maternal smoking during the first trimester of pregnancy is linked to heart defects and if so, what types of defects.


Scientists alter fat metabolism in animals to prevent most common type of heart disease

Scientists alter fat metabolism in animals to prevent most common type of heart diseaseWashington, Apr 28 : Scientists have found a way to block abnormal cholesterol production, transport and breakdown that will successfully prevent the development of atherosclerosis, which is the main cause of heart attacks and strokes in humans.


New protein markers identified that could help understand heart disease better

New protein markers identified that could help understand heart disease betterWashington, Mar 31 : Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah, have found that elevated levels of two recently identified proteins in the body are inflammatory markers and indicators of the presence of cardiovascular disease.


Saturated fats do not cause heart diseases, study finds

Saturated fats do not cause heart diseases, study findsWashington, Mar 18 - A new study has raised questions about current guidelines which generally restrict the consumption of saturated fats and encourage consumption of polyunsaturated fats to prevent heart disease.

An international research collaboration led by the University of Cambridge analysed existing cohort studies and randomised trials on coronary risk and fatty acid intake.


Scientists discover origin of bad fat linked to heart disease and cancer

Scientists discover origin of bad fat linked to heart disease and cancerLondon, Mar. 10 - Scientists have discovered origin of the "bad" kind of fat found in the body that's linked with heart disease, cancer and other serious obesity-related illnesses, even though people carrying it can look slim.


`Many urban women die due to heart disease'

`Many urban women die due to heart disease'Mumbai, Sep 28 - Nearly 70 percent of urban women succumb to cardio-vascular diseases, mainly due to late diagnosis and smoking, a top surgeon said here Saturday, on the eve of World Heart Day.

"The tobacco habit is best left alone," Ramakanta Panda, eminent cardiac surgeon and vice chairman of Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai, told IANS.


Eating sausages and bacon ups heart disease risk

Eating sausages and bacon ups heart disease risk London, Mar 7 : Regularly tucking into sausages, bacon, ready meals and pies dramatically increases the chances of developing heart disease and cancer, a new study has warned.

People who live on processed meat increase their risk of dying by 44 percent, the Daily Express reported.


Eating tomatoes cuts heart disease risk by 26 pc

Eating tomatoes cuts heart disease risk by 26 pc London, Feb. 6 : A new study suggests that regularly eating lycopene - an antioxidant which gives tomatoes their rich red colour - could decrease the risk of heart disease by a quarter.

The scientists at Tufts University in Boston, reached their findings after analysing data gathered over more than a decade to see the effects of lycopene intake on the cardiovascular system, the Daily Mail reported.


Heart disease set to spike in India, especially in the south

Heart disease set to spike in India, especially in the southNew Delhi, Oct 17 - India is set to witness a spike in deaths due to heart diseases, far exceeding that of China, with more and more younger people falling victim and a large percentage of patients coming from south India, said an expert.


Childhood trauma can bring on heart disease

Childhood trauma can bring on heart diseaseWashington, Oct 17 - The effect of trauma in infancy and early childhood can saddle one with mental disorders and heart disease later in life, says a new human and animal research.


Eating fish can prevent heart disease

Eating fish can prevent heart diseaseLondon, Oct 12 - Lives of thousands of people suffering from heart disease could be saved every year if people ate more fish, a study by a British university has found.

The Omega-3 fish oils are far more powerful than previously thought at warding off heart disease, the Daily Express cited the study by the University of Reading as saying.


Low birth weight `may up increase heart and kidney disease risk`

Low birth weight `may up increase heart and kidney disease risk`Washington, October 2 : Being underweight at birth may have consequences above and beyond the known short-term effects, researchers say.

According to the new report, rats with a low birth weight have an increased long-term risk for developing cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and diabetes.


Obese little ones 'signing up' for heart disease

Obese little ones 'signing up' for heart diseaseLondon, Sep 26 (IANS) Researchers have sounded warning bells on obese children as young as five-year-old who could be potential candidates for stroke or heart attack later in life.

Obese or overweight young children have already been found to have raised blood pressure, cholesterol and other factors that could elevate their chances of a stroke or heart attack by as much as 40 percent.


Simple blood test could detect people at risk of heart disease

Simple blood test could detect people at risk of heart diseaseLondon, September 24 : A simple blood test could help save the lives of millions of victims who are struck down without warning by heart disease.

Experts say the test, coupled with a simple heart scan, may be able to identify early signs of heart disease.


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