Heart Health e-News: May 2016 - It's What You Should Eat - Not Just What You Shouldn't

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Focus on Healthy Foods, Not Avoiding 'Bad' Ones, for Heart Health: Study
Fewer heart attacks, strokes and deaths seen among those who follow Mediterranean-style eating plan

MONDAY, April 25, 2016 Emphasizing healthy foods in your diet, not just banishing "bad" foods, may be the key to avoiding heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed the eating habits of thousands o... » Read the full article

Study Questions Health Value of Switching From Butter to Vegetable Oils
But nutritionists stick by advice to lower saturated fat intake from meat, dairy products

TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 A controversial new study challenges the idea that heart health will improve if people cut saturated fat -- typically from animal sources -- from their diets in favor of vegetable oil.

The new resea... » Read the full article

Fruit Every Day Might Help Your Heart, Researchers Say
Lower risk of heart attack, stroke seen in Chinese study

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 Eating fresh fruit regularly may help prevent heart attacks and strokes, a large study out of China suggests.

Adults who ate fresh fruit, such as apples and oranges, every day had about a one-thir... » Read the full article

Women Twice as Likely to Die From Severe Heart Attack, Study Finds
Gender gap persists worldwide in emergency cardiac care

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 Women are up to twice as likely as men to die from the most dangerous type of heart attack, a worldwide study finds.

Although death rates have fallen, there are still significant survival differenc... » Read the full article

Death of Loved One May Trigger Heart Rhythm Trouble
When partner passes, odds for atrial fibrillation appear to rise, study suggests

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 Losing your nearest and dearest may break your heart, literally.

People are more likely to develop an irregular heartbeat following the death of their spouse or life partner, particularly if they'r... » Read the full article

Common Irregular Heartbeat May Hamper Seniors' Walking Ability
Atrial fibrillation tied to faster physical decline, study finds

TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 Older adults who develop atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm irregularity, may be more prone to walking problems -- including reduced speed, strength and balance, a new study suggests.

The ph... » Read the full article

'Paleo' Diet May Help Older Women's Hearts, Waistlines
Trendy eating plan may cut cholesterol, disease risks in postmenopausal women, Swedish research suggests

SUNDAY, April 3, 2016 The so-called Paleo diet may help older women lose weight and lower their future risk of diabetes and heart disease, a new study has found.

Women experienced these benefits... » Read the full article

Waistline May Predict Heart Disease Better Than Weight
Study finds 'apple-shaped' diabetes patients had higher odds for cardiac decline

SATURDAY, April 2, 2016 When it comes to heart health, new research adds to the argument that a pear-shaped body, which is heavy in the hips, may be better than an apple-shaped body, which carries more weight around the belly.

... » Read the full article

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Warfarin Can Be Safe, Effective for People With Irregular Heartbeat
Study supports well-managed use of the cheap, standby drug, but one expert prefers newer blood thinners
Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Heart Failure
A second study found bypass surgery might also extend the lives of people with the disease
Psoriasis May Raise Risk for Aneurysms in Abdomen: Study
But overall chances of experiencing often fatal ruptures remain small, doctors say
Even Non-Obese Report Better Mood, Sex Drive After Dieting
Calorie cutters said their sleep and relationships improved, too
After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood Pressure
Eating nutritious foods seems to counter higher risk, researchers find
Fatty Foods, Drowsy Days
Study found men who preferred fat-filled fare were more likely to be habitually sleepy
The Health Risks Posed by Mindless Munching
Being more aware of your food might help improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels, study suggests
Health Tip: Dig Into More Flavorful Foods
Seasonings boost taste
Eat To Your Heart's Content
Common sense guidance to heart healthy diets
Too Much Sitting May Shorten Your Life, Study Suggests
Getting out of the chair for just 30 minutes more a day has health benefits, researchers say
Exercise May Counter Harms From Too Much Sitting, Study Says
Fewer risks for heart disease, diabetes seen among physically active adults
Health Tip: Exercise for a Healthier Heart
Activity helps protect against heart disease
Health Tip: Walking is Good for You
Here are potential benefits
Does Exercise Help or Hinder Your Diet?
Research shows a workout dulls the appetite, at least temporarily
Building Muscle Could Boost the Body's Most Important Muscle
People with heart disease should prioritize weight training over weight loss, study says
Expert Panel Reaffirms Daily Aspirin's Use Against Heart Disease, Colon Cancer
Guideline applies to people in their 50s, many in their 60s, who are already at higher risk for heart disease
A Few Key Steps Can Protect Your Heart and Kidneys
Study cites smoking, body fat, exercise, blood pressure among factors to pay attention to
FDA: 2 Diabetes Drugs May Be Linked to Heart Failure Risk
Warning pertains to drugs containing saxagliptin or alogliptin
Metformin Safer for Heart Than Other Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs: Study
Large analysis found up to 40 percent lower risk of heart disease death versus sulfonylureas
FDA Approves First Wire-Free Pacemaker
Treats irregular heartbeat without wired leads. Likely is possibly appropriate for only a small percentage of patients requiring pacemakers at this point. Heart experts explain that wire lead in typical pacemakers can malfunction and need repair
Harmful Artery-Stiffening Seen in Healthy 40-Year-Olds
Evidence of brain changes at such an early age surprises researchers
Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle Age
Health experts worry trend will only get worse, since teens followed in long-term study were thinner than kids today
Lonely, Isolated People May Be Prone to Heart Disease, Stroke
Study found social isolation raised the risk by 30 percent
Treating Depression Might Help Stem Heart Woes: Study
Effective treatment shown to lower risk of major cardiovascular complications, researchers report
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