Heart Health e-News: March 2018 - How To Protect Against Heart Disease

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Health News

This Body Shape Can Raise Women's Heart Attack Risk

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 Excess belly weight -- a so-called apple shape -- raises a woman's risk for heart attack even more than overall obesity, researchers report.

While obesity raises heart attack risk in both sexes... » Read the full article

Two Healthy Diets Equally Good for Your Heart

MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 Two eating plans -- a vegetarian diet that includes eggs and dairy, and the Mediterranean diet -- protect your heart equally, a new study shows.

The research included 107 healthy but overweight peo... » Read the full article

For Women, Blocked Arteries Not the Only Trigger for Heart Attacks

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 Women don't need to have blocked arteries to experience a heart attack, a new study points out.

Blocked arteries are a main cause of heart attack in men, according to researchers from Cedars-Sinai ... » Read the full article

Low-Fat Diet vs. Low-Carb: And the Winner Is …

TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 When it comes to shedding pounds, the debate has raged about whether low-carb diets are better than low-fat ones. But new research finds little difference between the two.

That conclusion comes fr... » Read the full article

Health Tip: Heart Disease Risk Factors You Can Control

About one in four women dies of heart disease in the United States, making it the most common cause of death among women.

Some risk factors cannot be controlled, such as gender, race or age.

Other factors invo... » Read the full article

Impotence Among Heart Patients Not the Fault of Meds, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 Worried that the drugs you're taking to lower cholesterol or blood pressure might make you more apt to develop erectile dysfunction?

That's not likely, a new Canadian study suggests.

Th... » Read the full article

Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure May Mean Similar Trouble After Delivery

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 Many women who develop severe pre-eclampsia during pregnancy have undetected high blood pressure in the year after they give birth, a Dutch study contends.

Pre-eclampsia, which is the development of... » Read the full article

How to Protect Against Heart Disease

SUNDAY, Feb. 4, 2018 Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, but there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself, a cardiologist says.

"Heart disease kills hundreds of thousands of Am... » Read the full article

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March 02, 2018

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Antioxidants: The Good Health Helpers
Your body makes some needed antioxidants to battle free radicals, and you can get others through a healthy diet, notably from richly colored fruits and vegetables
Years of Football Could Harm the Heart
A lifetime spent playing football has been linked to brain damage, but the game also may lead to serious heart problems
The Sooner Type 2 Diabetes Arrives, the Worse for Your Heart
A type 2 diabetes diagnosis that comes early in life carries a deadly load of health risks, new research shows.
For Older Men, Even Light Exercise Helps
Just a few minutes of exercise a day -- even light workouts -- can reduce an older man's risk of early death
The Surprising Secrets to Living Longer — And Better
Regular physical activity, moderation in diet (and alcohol), living in the city, and intimacy all play a role (TIME)
Could Hackers Target Heart Devices?
Hacking a cardiac device isn't just the stuff of fiction. It's a potential possibility -- though remote at this time -- that must be guarded against to protect patients
Don't Count on an American to Do CPR
Just over half of Americans know how to perform the emergency procedure
Bystander Use of Defib Device Doubles Chances of Surviving Cardiac Arrest
New research shows that surviving cardiac arrest may depend on a bystander quickly shocking your heart back into its normal rhythm, and that is more likely to happen if an automated external defibrillator is handy
Crash Diets Might Derail Your Heart Health
New research suggests that fat lost on crash diets may clog the heart and reduce its function
The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds
Cutting back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed foods while concentrating on eating plenty of veggies and whole foods – without worrying about counting calories or limiting portion sizes – led to significant amounts of weight loss. This strategy worked whether people followed diets that were mostly low in fat or mostly low in carbohydrates. What’s more, their weight-loss success did not appear to be influenced by genetics or insulin-response to carbohydrates (NY Times)
No 'Obesity Paradox'? The Overweight May Not Live Longer
It's a myth that people with heart disease who are overweight or obese live longer than those who are normal weight
Obesity Might Cause Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Young
Obesity and high blood pressure may play a much greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among young people than previously thought
How to Maintain That Weight Loss
If you've been on a diet more than once, you know that it can be harder to maintain weight than to lose weight in the first place
Heart-Healthy 'DASH' Diet May Also Help Lower Depression Risk
Eating plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains may lower your risk of depression
Heart Healthy Diets
Eat to your heart's content - some practical, easy-to-follow options
Why Heart Attack Symptoms Are Sometimes Missed in Women
Younger women may be more likely than men to experience lesser-known acute heart attack symptoms (CNN)
Israel Develops Pocket-Size Device to Test for Heart Attacks
SensAheart, roughly the size of a USB stick, is as easy to use as a blood sugar or pregnancy test and just as quick could radically change how we detect heart attacks by making the process simpler, quicker and cheaper. The device is available in Europe and Israel, but not yet in the U.S. (CNN)
'Hole in Heart' Defect May Raise Stroke Risk After Surgery
This common type of birth defect -- known as patent foramen ovale (PFO) -- is a hole between the upper chambers of the heart that does not close after birth
Women Who Are Most at Risk of Stroke
Several factors that increase stroke risk in women include: menstruation before age 10, menopause before age 45, low levels of the hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEAS), and use of birth control pills.
Want to Keep the Weight Off? Eat More Slowly
It may help you drop those unwanted pounds
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