Heart Health e-News: April 2014 - Fruits and Veggies Reduce Heart Risk

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Health Food for Foodies


Health News

Fruits and Veggies May Reduce Death Risk, Study Suggests
Large 12-year review found the more daily portions you eat, the better off you are

TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 A diet filled with fresh produce is good for your health, and now a large study suggests that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables may substantially cut your risk of death.

Researchers analyze... » Read the full article

Study Adds to Signs Linking HIV to Heart Trouble
Coronary artery disease seen in men who were taking meds for advanced HIV infection

MONDAY, March 31, 2014 Long-term HIV infection is linked to an increased risk of heart disease in men, a new study finds.

For the study, Johns Hopkins researchers looked at 618 HIV-infected men and 383 uninfected men,... » Read the full article

More Research Links Poor Heart Health With Alzheimer's Risk
Brain plaque builds up as arteries stiffen, study suggests

MONDAY, March 31, 2014 A new study links heart disease with increased odds of developing dementia.

Researchers found that artery stiffness -- a condition called atherosclerosis -- is associated with the buildup of bet... » Read the full article

Can Diet Soft Drinks Contribute to Heart Trouble in Women?
Those who consumed the most had highest risk, but the study results are preliminary

SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 Women who are heavy consumers of diet drinks might be more likely to experience heart attacks, dangerous blood clots and other cardiovascular problems than those who rarely or never consume artificially... » Read the full article

New Drug Lowers Cholesterol Beyond What Statins Can Do, Study Finds
Whether it also prevents heart attacks and strokes isn't known yet, experts say

SUNDAY, March 30, 2014 Two studies find that an experimental cholesterol-lowering drug is effective when combined with statins and beats another add-on drug when it comes to helping hard-to-treat pat... » Read the full article

Raised Risk of Heart Trouble Seen in Celiac Disease Patients
Researchers suggest inflammation caused by the digestive disorder may explain the link

SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 People with celiac disease have a nearly twofold increased risk of heart disease compared to those without the chronic digestive disorder, according to a new study.

Researchers analyzed data g... » Read the full article

Marriage Does Help the Heart, Study Finds
Researchers compared cardiovascular disease rates in more than 3 million Americans

FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 Marriage is good for the heart, yet another study has found.

Married partners don't just have a lower risk of heart problems, the researchers said. They also have a lower risk of cardiovascular ... » Read the full article

Vitamin D Deficiency May Be Linked to Heart Disease
Low levels raise odds for clogged arteries, preliminary results suggest

THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 New research suggests people with lower levels of vitamin D are more likely to suffer from coronary artery disease and to have more severe forms of the illness.

While the findings aren't defin... » Read the full article

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April 04, 2014

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New Knees, Hips May Also Help the Heart
Joint replacement might boost physical activity in arthritis patients
Wider Waistline May Mean Shorter Lifespan: Study
Evidence review suggests extra inches raise risk of dying younger, regardless of body weight
Keep Your Heart Healthy
Daily exercise, fruits and veggies, not smoking all help, cardiologist says
Daily Fish Oil Supplement May Not Help Your Heart: Studies
Get your omega-3s from food, not pills, experts suggest
Dr. Urman Quoted in Business Week About Fish Oil Pills
He reminds everyone that the benefits of fish-oil pills is unproven and there is no evidence that they prevent heart attacks. Much better to just eat more fish in one's diet
Health Tip: Avoid Weight Gain During Menopause
Eat right and get plenty of exercise
Moms Who Keep 'Baby Weight' May Risk Heart Trouble
Study finds weight gain increases odds for heart disease, diabetes
Pregnancy-Related Diabetes Tied to Future Heart Risk
20-year study compared thickness of neck arteries
Tragedies Do Cause Broken Hearts, Study Suggests
Cases of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy -- or 'broken heart syndrome' -- jump following natural disasters
Cholesterol Levels Spike During Winter Months, Study Finds
Tendency to eat more, exercise less when it's cold and snowy outside may explain trend
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Boost a Man's Sex Life: Study
But men shouldn't take statins for that effect alone, researcher says
Testosterone Supplements and Heart Health
Taking a testosterone supplement might increase men’s risk of suffering a heart attack, according to a new medical study
Doctors' Groups Issue New Guidelines on Treating Common Irregular Heartbeat
Atrial fibrillation can pose stroke danger, especially to older patients
Learn More About Atrial Fibrillation
Early Start To Heart Disease? Veggies May Be Cure
Two recent studies show that while heart disease starts early, good eating habits early in life might be able to prevent it (NBC News)
Health Food for Foodies
Chefs and doctors are teaming up to create healthy dishes you might actually crave (Wall Street Journal)
'Grazing' Appears No Better for Weight Loss Than Standard Meals
Daily calories, not how often you eat, are what matter, study finds
Health Tip: Limit Food Portions
And help make it easier to lose weight
Take Heart: Mediterranean Diet Combats Diabetes, Study Says
It's especially beneficial to those at risk of heart disease, researcher contends
Too Much Running Tied to Shorter Lifespan, Studies Find
New research rules out heart risk, certain medications as a contributing factor
Tiny Wireless Pacemaker Shows Early Promise
But complications can occur, study found, and more research is needed
Stem Cells May Rejuvenate Failing Hearts, Study Suggests
Researchers found injecting them into damaged tissue improved organ's ability to pump blood
Smoke-Free Policies May Protect the Heart
Study found hospitalizations for heart disease, stroke dipped after Michigan passed workplace smoking ban
Even Slightly Higher Blood Pressure May Raise Stroke Risk: Study
Experts say the finding highlights importance of keeping blood pressure under control
Keeping Blood Pressure Low Halves Risk of Second Stroke: Study
But less than one-third of survivors maintain consistently safe levels
Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Risk for Heart Attack, Death: Study
People who are obese and at risk for heart disease should consider surgery, researchers say
Is Erectile Dysfunction a Sign of Heart Disease?
ED can be an early warning sign of major heart problems.
5 Common Questions About Sex and Your Heart
Patients often ask: Is sex good for your heart? (Cleveland Clinic Health Hub)
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