There are several complications that can result from uncontrolled diabetes. Amputations, coma, nerve damage, etc. are all diabetes related complications. One of the most feared complications is blindness due to diabetes. It is a fact that 60 percent of blindness in the US are caused by diabetes. Diabetes is caused by insufficient insulin production or just a lack or cellular response to insulin. The cells need to absorb the glucose in the blood so that it can […]Read more
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Many people take a multi-vitamin each day to get an extra boost beyond the nutrients they get from food. But some vitamins are more important than others when it comes to heart health. You’ll want to make sure you’re getting enough of these heart healthy vitamins. Vitamin B6 and B12 have been found to lower the risk of heart disease. People who have an adequate intake of these vitamins have been found to have less incidence of […]Read more
Everyone knows you need to eat fruits and vegetables, but there are some that are even more critical when it comes to keeping your heart healthy. Fruits and vegetables have long been known to help prevent diseases like cancer, but scientists now know that the heart receives the biggest impact from a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables. Any fruit or vegetable when added to your diet is going to be good for you. Still, some fruits […]Read more
You probably already know that you need to have a diet high in fruits and vegetables. Somehow, though, this can be easier said than done. The American Dietetic Association recommends that people eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables. Here are a few helpful ideas for adding them into your diet. This will give you the vitamins and minerals you need for a healthy heart. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. There […]Read more
When you’re trying to eat healthy, eating at a restaurant can pose a problem. While the food is usually delicious and you didn’t have to prepare it, it can also be loaded with enemies to your heart like saturated fat and sugar. But most menus offer some healthy selections that can make eating out both delicious and healthful. Usually the first people look in the menu for healthy food is in the salad section. Many salads can […]Read more
For years, people have focused on aerobic activity to improve heart health. And while it’s true that this type of exercise specifically targets the heart, it’s also true that the heart can be affected by the total health of your entire body. That means that you need to target all areas of fitness in order to keep your heart running at its optimum. There are three major types of exercise you need to incorporate into your fitness […]Read more
You’ve probably heard that it’s important to exercise to keep your heart healthy. But you may not know how it actually does this important job. Sometimes knowing the actual mechanism that helps your heart will help motivate you to make the changes you need for a healthier heart. Directly, exercise actually helps your heart to stay in shape. It increases the amount of blood it can pump with a single beat. It also helps to physically strengthen […]Read more
- Preterm birth linked to higher risk of heart failureBabies born preterm run a higher risk of heart failure during childhood and adolescence than those born at full term, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report.
- Chocolate may cut risk of irregular heartbeat by a fifthA little bit of what you fancy really does do you good; researchers say that moderate chocolate intake may reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation.
- Genes responsible for severe congenital heart disease identified by researchersThe first known identification of two genes responsible for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a severe congenital heart defect, has been reported by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh...
- Obstructive sleep apnea might lead to irregular heartbeatPatients with obstructive sleep apnea may face a greater risk of atrial fibrillation, or irregular, rapid heartbeat, new research suggests.
- Chronic anabolic steroid use may damage heart, arteriesLong-term anabolic-androgenic steroid use may reduce the heart's ability to pump blood throughout the body, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.
- New research could help develop drugs to better address heart problems in diabeticsResearch published in Experimental Physiology shows that diabetes-induced changes in heartbeat are primarily regulated by the β1-adrenoceptor.
- Does moderate drinking really protect against heart disease? A new review finds the existing research to be biased and suggests that moderate drinking does not stave off heart disease after all.
- Heart failure and stroke identified as lethal combinationHeart failure patients with previous stroke had greater risks of depression, hospitalisation and death.
- Eating more fruits and vegetables may lower risk of blockages in leg arteriesEating three or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day may lower your risk of developing peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular...
- Can you be healthy and have obesity? Not really, says major studyThe largest study of its kind to date investigates the idea of 'healthy obesity' and deems it a myth. Obese people are still at a higher risk of illness.