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What's behind Mediterranean diet and lower heart disease risk

What’s behind Mediterranean diet and lower heart disease risk

In a new study, researcher offers insights from a cohort study of women in the U.S. who reported consuming a Mediterranean-type diet. The Researchers found...
Daily food could protect you from heart disease

Daily food could protect you from heart disease

Eating healthy foods is very important for keeping a risk of heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading global...
5 medicines that help control high blood cholesterol

5 medicines that can help control high blood cholesterol

In addition to lifestyle changes, your doctor may prescribe medicines to help lower your cholesterol. Medicines can help control high blood cholesterol, but they don’t...
Body clock plays key role in a healthy heart

Body clock plays key role in a healthy heart

Keeping your body clock running smoothly may help your ticker to keep on ticking and promote healthy cardiovascular aging, according to a study led...
What should my heart rate be and what affects it?

What should my heart rate be and what affects it?

Humans have been aware of their heart rate for thousands of years. But knowing the meaning behind the beats isn't so simple. Myriad factors affect...
Women with heart disease risk need to start prevention early

Women with heart disease risk need to start prevention early

Editor’s note: February is American Heart Month Women have a low prevalence of heart disease until menopause so they are not tested until they are...
Your weight history could help predict your heart disease risk

Your weight history could help predict your heart disease risk

In a new study, researchers conclude that simply asking older patients about their weight history at ages 20 and 40 could help predict patients’...
A cup of beetroot juice per day may help lower blood pressure

A cup of beetroot juice per day may help lower blood pressure

A cup of beetroot juice a day may help reduce your blood pressure, according to a small study in the American Heart Association journal...
8 ways to have healthy blood pressure

8 ways to have healthy blood pressure

High blood pressure can lead to stroke by damaging and weakening your brain's blood vessels, causing them to narrow, rupture or leak. It is also...
How menopausal hormone therapy affects your heart health

How menopausal hormone therapy affects your heart health

Until recently, it was thought that menopausal hormone therapy could ward off heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer, as well as improve a woman’s quality...

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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...
Seven things to eat or avoid to lower your blood pressure

Seven things to eat or avoid to lower your blood pressure

High blood pressure is called the silent killer. That’s because it has no symptoms. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk of heart...
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...
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5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
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...