Heart Health

Depression linked to common heart rhythm disorder

Depression linked to common heart rhythm disorder

Depression may increase the risk for atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder that can lead to blood clot formation and stroke, according...
Low blood pressure could increase the risk of heart attack

Low blood pressure could increase the risk of heart attack

Low blood pressure may increase the risk of heart attack in patients with coronary disease, suggests a new study. The team behind the research, from...
Even moderate alcohol drinking may cause heart chamber damage

Even moderate alcohol drinking may cause heart chamber damage

To many people, a glass wine with dinner or a nightcap before bed is enjoyable. But a recent study conducted by UC San Francisco shows...
Small dietary changes reduce cardiovascular disease risk by more than 25%

Small dietary changes reduce cardiovascular disease risk by more than 25%

Exchanging few commercially regular-consumed food items with improved fat quality can reduce total and LDL cholesterol. A new double-blind randomized controlled trial published in British...
Weak handshake could be sign of a failing heart

Weak handshake could be sign of a failing heart

Hand grip strength could be used as a simple measure of heart health, according to new research we funded published today. Weak grip = weak...

How obesity can hurt your heart rate

People with obesity are more likely to develop a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, heart failure...

A fat belly is bad for your heart

Belly fat, even in people who are not otherwise overweight, is bad for the heart, according to results from the Mayo Clinic presented at...
How to treat heart failure

How to treat heart failure

Ask any doctor what can be done to maintain a healthy heart and the answer will most likely be eat healthy and exercise regularly. But...
High blood pressure in early and middle age can increase heart disease danger

High blood pressure in early and middle age can increase heart disease danger

Hypertension stresses your body’s blood vessels, causing them to clog or weaken. This can lead to narrowing of the blood vessels and making them more...

Eating too much salt is associated with risk of heart failure

Eating too much salt is associated with a doubled risk of heart failure, according to a 12-year study in more than 4,000 people. In the...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
From 275 to 155 a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic...
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5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

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3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

I love breakfast. It is exceptionally rare for me to miss breakfast, and when I do, I am in a prickly mood most of the...