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Over the years there has been a great deal of enthusiasm among people who enjoy drinking alcohol about reports saying drinking in light to moderate amounts had been found to be good for your cardiovascular health. However, new research shows that drinking even light or moderate amounts of alcohol has no benefits for heart health.
There has been a great deal of interest in the positive health value of tomatoes. Most of the interest has centered around the apparent association between eating tomatoes and a decreased incidence of various types of cancer. It is believed a substance called lycopene in tomatoes is responsible for this beneficial health effect. New research has found this substance also promotes the health of your blood vessels which is good for your cardiovascular health.
Eating a lot of vegetables has been shown to really be beneficial for the healthy growth and development of kids. Yet, it is often difficult to get kids to develop a taste for vegetables. It appears from research that starting kids off on vegetables early in life and feeding them vegetables often is the best approach to helping to avoid problems with a desire to eat vegetables as they are growing up.
A new study review from the Minneapolis Heart Institute suggests aspirin could be good prevention for heart attack and stroke, but not for everyone. The side effects of aspirin can cause more harm than good, making it important to understand when aspirin is good therapy and when it might be detrimental. Coronary artery calcium (CAC) could be a good indicator of who might benefit from an aspirin a day for cardiovascular protection.
Do you ever have the feeling that something is not quite right in your chest? A feeling that is often described as a fluttering sensation of the heart like it is not beating as it should, or that you are unable to “catch your breath”? If so, then you are one of many who occasionally experiences heart palpitations.
The human heart is a fascinating organ which is vital for the proper functioning of your entire body, including your brain. A proper understanding of the pathophysiology of the human body leads to a recognition that without proper oxygenation from your heart your brain can not develop and function properly. This leads to an understanding that generally what is good for your heart is good for your brain. In fact new research shows heart health as a young adult has an effect on brain health later in life.