According to new research there is an association between just moderate physical activity and a greater than 50 percent decrease in cardiovascular death in people over 65 years old.
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For men and women who are overweight, which works better for their cardiac health—focusing on diet alone, exercise alone, or a combination of both weight loss strategies? Here’s what one recent study found.
According to a science advisory from the American Heart Association being sedentary is not simply a lack of getting exercise, it is also a potentially independent risk factor for stroke and heart disease.
When you think of a heart healthy grain, your mind probably steers toward oats. But recent research has found that barley should start being a part of your daily diet, as it has many benefits - not only for the heart, but for the whole body.
Several studies, including new research presented at the Cranberry Health Research Conference, suggest cranberries may play an important part in heart health. As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday and the height of cranberry season, it’s time to explore how these red berries may benefit heart health.
Omega-3 fatty acids can help lower your triglyceride levels. But you should know which products work best, how much you should take and what level of triglycerides is considered dangerous to heart health. Keeping your triglyceride level in check is also possible with lifestyle changes.
While replacing fats and carbohydrates with protein has been touted as a quick way to lose weight, people who are at risk for heart disease should avoid high-protein diets as they may increase the likelihood of weight gain and premature death.
More than half of middle-aged adults and seniors in the United States take aspirin daily to prevent stroke, heart attack, and other serious illnesses.
Adults at low risk of developing heart disease do not benefit from heart screening with electrocardiography, stress electrocardiography, or myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), according to a new article from the American College of Physicians (ACP).
A new analysis of studies suggests cholesterol lowering drugs known as statins may not be as effective for preventing heart attack and stroke as we have been lead to believe. According to an expert review, the drugs do lower cholesterol. But claims about how well the drugs prevent heart disease have been exaggerated.
If you want to boost your memory and learning skills as you age, a new study suggests that maintaining good quality sleep when you're younger can result in better cognitive functioning for up to 28 years as you age.
Researchers have published findings that optimistic people have better heart health compared to pessimists. Turning your frown upside down just might help you live longer.