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
- Greater emphasis on preventing, treating heart disease in women neededWomen and physicians do not put enough emphasis on cardiovascular disease in women, and a social stigma regarding body weight may be a primary barrier to these important discussions, according to...
- Humans retain genes for coronary artery disease because they make for more prolific parentsGenome-wide scans suggest that natural selection keeps these genes in the population as they benefit childbearing capacity.
- Breast-feeding mothers at lower risk of heart disease, strokeMothers who breast-feed their babies may reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke in later life, especially if they breast-feed for longer durations.
- Could a cholesterol-lowering vaccine replace statins?Researchers reveal the development of a vaccine that successfully reduced 'bad' cholesterol and atherosclerosis in mice. It is now being tested in humans.
- Dairy: Is it good or bad for you?There are numerous arguments for and against dairy consumption, with some experts regarding dairy intake as harmful. Is dairy good or bad for our health?
- Heart failure: Stem cell therapy may worsen heart damageFor heart failure patients, research suggests that using cardiac stem cells for autologous stem cell therapy may exacerbate heart tissue damage.
- New screening tool helps ID heart surgery patients at risk for malnutritionSimple risk score guides surgeons in providing nutrition support sooner and more aggressively.
- Sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages needed to reduce adverse reactions in womenSex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages are needed to reduce adverse reactions in women, according to a position paper from the European Society of Cardiology published in European Heart Journal ...
- Does the sound of airplanes raise blood pressure risk?A new study investigates the effect of long-term exposure to aircraft noise on the risk of high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, and stroke.
- Diabetes drug found to reduce heart and kidney disease riskA large-scale study finds that a blood sugar-reducing drug for type 2 diabetes also has cardiovascular benefits and reduces the risk of kidney disease.