A new review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine again questions whether saturated fats lead to heart disease. A diet low in the fats and high in polyunsaturated fats may not be the best "heart healthy" advice say the study investigators.
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New research suggests air pollution from traffic increases the size and structure of the heart. Scientists say more should be done to improve air quality.
Getting angry frequently raises the chance of heart attack, stroke and heart rhythm problems. Researchers found a nearly fivefold increase in heart attacks among people who reported angry outbursts that occurred within two hours after getting mad. The finding highlights the importance for clinicians of discussing anger management with patients at high risk.
Heart disease is a killer and poor dietary habits have been associated with heart disease. Eating high cholesterol, high fat and sugary food has been associated with increased risk for heart disease. Recent research shows there is more evidence for the benefits of a whole diet approach than for a low fat diet approach to lower cardiovascular risk.
Psychologists have shown lack of support within a relationship may be tied to heart disease.
Staying in the sun too long can raise our chances of skin cancer. But a new study shows a bit of sunshine might also help keep the heart healthy by lowering blood pressure. Researchers from the UK say it may be time to take another look at public health advice to avoid skin exposure to sunshine.
Smoking remains a major killer. Even with the flood of research to confirm how dangerous smoking really is, far too many people continue to smoke. Clearly, it helps to have health care professionals set a good example by not smoking themselves. Recent research shows there may be some progress in this area as less health care professionals smoke.
Research suggests being fit as a teenage could significantly lower the chances of heart attack 30 to 40 years later. The finding that was conducted among men also suggests the importance of maintaining normal body mass index to avoid heart attack risk in adulthood.
If heart disease becomes so serious that cardiac surgery appears to be the only viable way to help, patients must be prepared to take an active role in their own recovery. It's true that heart disease is a killer if not treated properly.
Heart disease is a deadly condition and eating more fiber can help you beat this killer.
Heart disease and stroke are killing off Americans faster than bullets in overseas wars. We would like to think that with all of the media hype surrounding the need for healthier lifestyles and better nutrition to fight heart disease and stroke that we would be seeing dramatic improvements in dealing with these conditions
What led to the new statin guidelines and what should patients know before taking the drugs?
New statin guidelines recently published are still the subject of much debate and may be based on incorrect data.
A simple intervention like eating Mediterranean Sofrito could help lower your risk of heart disease. What's in the food that's so heart healthy?
Nutritional approaches to preventing heart disease are often very successful. Recent research points to Mediterranean sofrito as offering a tasty option to help you prevent heart disease.
For years doctors have been focused on specific cholesterol numbers to help patients prevent initial and recurrent heart attack. New guidelines mean only those at high risk will be recommended to take the drugs. So how will doctors decide who is at high risk?
For years doctors have been focused on specific cholesterol numbers to help patients prevent initial and recurrent heart attack. New guidelines mean only those at high risk will be recommended to take the drugs. So how will doctors decide who is at high risk? More importantly what are physicians already saying about changes?
New research takes back what previous research has suggested - that it is possible to be obese, but if you're metabolically healthy you might not have to worry about heart attack.
If you have a family or personal history of heart disease you might be interested in these six shockingly easy ways to protect yourself from a heart attack that does not require taking any drugs or even exercise. One finding shows brushing your teeth can help stave off heart attack in findings that are new.
A University of Copenhagen study that resveratrol may undo the benefits of exercise is being challenged by two independent researchers.
In recent years there has been a press hype which has made a daily aspirin appear to be a miracle drug which can prevent cardiovascular disease. The aggressive manners in which aspirin therapy has been suggested makes it out to appear as if taking aspirin is as safe as drinking fresh water. However, there can be dangerous side effects to taking aspirin regularly and therefore caution is suggested when taking this drug.
A potentially dangerous and deadly form of cholesterol disease is often overlooked or undertreated by doctors, according to a new report from the European Atherosclerosis Society. What is this disease and what can you do about it?
How praying, talking or listening to music helps people survive heart attack is revealed in a study. Nurses who talk to patients in the hospital, pray with them and provide music found the chances of a second heart attack were lower from psychological interventions.
Scientists have confirmed that levels of air pollution considered acceptable are bad for heart health in findings that are to be presented October 12 to 14 at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2013.
Researchers are becoming more convinced that the walnut is a nutritional powerhouse that can protect the body against disease.
A new study uncovers that listening to joyful music may indeed be important for restoring heart health for people with coronary artery disease.
Antioxidants are promoted for their health benefits and marketers are making a fortune tell us how we need to add more antioxidants to our diet. One such example is resveratrol that comes from red wine and grapes. A new study shows resveratrol can ham the heart. Before you go reaching for the latest antioxidant berry juice at the grocers, consider the fact that there is no hard evidence that we should be consuming antioxidants all day long anyway.
According to the results of a French study, moderate consumption of wine by men may reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.