Heart Health e-News: August 2016 - Heart Risk Factors Rise Before Menopause

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Hello, here is your August 2016 issue of Heart Health e-Newslettter.
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Dr. Caren and Dr. Urman's Heart Health

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Health News

Heart Risk Factors Rise Before Menopause
'Danger zone' for women earlier than thought, study finds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2016 Heart disease risk factors -- such as abnormal cholesterol levels and high blood pressure -- appear to increase before a woman goes through menopause, not after, new research finds.

"These risk fact... » Read the full article

High Doses of Fish Oil Might Help Healing After Heart Attack
Study found improved heart function, less scarring

MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2016 Heart attack patients who took high doses of fish oil supplements for six months showed improved heart function and less scarring, researchers report.

It is not yet precisely known how the large amount... » Read the full article

Lots of Red Meat, an Earlier Grave?
People who eat more plant-based proteins lower risk of dying younger, study suggests

MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2016 If you turn to red meat as your main source of protein, you could be shortening your life, a new study suggests.

People who get more of their protein from plant sources have an overall lower risk of dy... » Read the full article

Health Tip: Get More Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Find them in these nutritious foods

Omega-3 fatty acids may improve your heart health and help you ward off heart disease.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests these sources:

Oils from soybeans, flaxseed and canola. Wal... » Read the full article

Is Pot Harder on the Heart Than Tobacco?
Damaging effects from marijuana smoke last three times longer than tobacco's, rat study finds

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 Smoking pot might harm your heart health and that of the people around you -- perhaps even more than cigarettes, a new animal study suggests.

Lab rats experienced a severe reduction in their blood ... » Read the full article

Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women's Hearts
Those active about 2.5 hours a week had 25 percent lower disease risk than those who weren't, study found

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their risk for heart disease by up to 25 percent, a new study suggests.

"The habits and the choices we make in the first half of our life deter... » Read the full article

Even Your Heart May Benefit From Extra Education
People with more schooling tend to have less heart failure, study suggests

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 While there are many obvious benefits to achieving a higher level of education, one you may not have considered is a boost to your heart health.

New research suggests that heart attack survivors wi... » Read the full article

Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Good for You: Review
Still protected against diabetes, heart disease and breast cancer

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 Even a high-fat Mediterranean diet may protect against breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease, a new review finds.

"If you adhere to a Mediterranean diet, you will probably have fewer heart attack... » Read the full article

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August 05, 2016

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Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women: Study
Losing even a little weight could cut the risk, researchers say
Men Face Greater Risk of Cardiac Arrest: Study
Heart disease tends to develop earlier than it does in women, researchers say
Health Tip: Pack Your Pantry With Heart-Healthy Staples
Here's what to include
Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Heart Attacks, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Risk of dying dropped almost one-quarter over 7 years in those who got the vaccine
Could Statins Help Fight Cancer?
Study found an association -- but no proof -- of prolonged survival
Heart Failure After Heart Attack Tied to Cancer Risk in Study
Preliminary finding points to need for careful screening of cardiac patients, researcher says
A Medical Mystery of the Best Kind: Major Diseases Are in Decline
“...something strange is going on in medicine,” as many “major diseases, like colon cancer, dementia and heart disease, are waning in wealthy countries... (NY Times)
Space Travel May Pose Risks to Heart
Exposure to radiation might explain Apollo astronauts' rate of heart problems, researcher says
Common medications can make heart failure worse
Many prescribed medications, over-the-counter drugs, and herbal products can cause or worsen heart failure, so it's important for patients to tell doctors about everything they’re taking (Reuters)
Health Before a Stroke Is Big Predictor of Second Attack
Getting hypertension, cholesterol under control could be key to avoiding later dementia, too, study finds
Study Cites the Fats That Could Shorten Your Life
High levels of animal-based saturated fats were tied to earlier death, unsaturated fats seem healthier
Health Tip: Balancing Exercise and Nutrition
Feed your body well to support your workouts
Health Tip: Exercise for Better Sleep
It can ease stress and prepare you for rest
6 Ways Women Can Take Care of Their Tickers
Currently, 1 in 4 American women dies from heart disease, CDC says
Women and Heart Disease
Top ways women can reduce their heart disease risk
Mixed News on Drinking and Heart Health
Booze may reduce heart attack odds, but up likelihood of atrial fibrillation, study says
Health Tip: Go Easy on the Condiments
Make healthier choices
How to Spot the Warning Signs of Heat Stroke
Risk of high-temperature trouble rises with age and chronic health issues, experts warn
Health Tip: Logging What You Eat
It can help you lose weight
Rising Blood Sugar Hitting More Obese Adults
To curb diabetes, researchers urge serious weight-loss efforts
Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts
Risk factors improved after just 10 days of sugar restriction, study finds
A Test To Help Determine Your Risk of Heart Attack
CardioHealth, a 5 minute non-invasive test can help us tell if you have or are at risk of developing plaque in your arteries. Are you at risk for a heart attack or stroke?
Eat To Your Heart's Content
Common sense guidance to heart healthy diets
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