Protein Intake in Women Could Reduce Risk of AFib in Women

AFib

Women who ate slightly more than the recommended daily amount of protein were significantly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation (AFib), a dangerous heart rhythm disorder that can lead to stroke and heart failure, when compared with those who consumed less protein, according to research being presented at the AmericanRead …

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Gingko, Green Tea, Phosphatidylserine added to Pharmacological Treatment for Hypertension

Adding a combination of three natural extracts to standard pharmacological treatments could help to fight hypertension, improving cardiovascular function especially in those patients whose blood pressure remains not well controlled. These are the conclusions of a study conducted by the Vascular Pathophysiology Laboratory of I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed in Pozzilli, in collaborationRead …

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Cardiac Rehabilitation with Transcendental Meditation Increases Myocardial Blood Flow

Transcendental Meditation

Can more be done besides diet and exercise to help patients better recover from a heart attack, a stroke, or to prevent one? Scientists from Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the Institute for Prevention Research conducted a study, with and without meditation, to find out. The study, published inRead …

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Low Vitamin D in Newborns Linked to Elevated Blood Pressure in Children and Teens

As poor nutritional status affects more and more children, researchers are beginning to see dramatic health ramifications. For instance, in this study at Boston Medical Center, published in the journal Hypertension, researchers looked at persistent low vitamin D in newborns to early childhood to see how it might be associatedRead …

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Two New Studies on E-cigarettes and Heart Disease Risk Factors

e-cigarettes

Somehow the notion that e-cigarettes are healthier than traditional cigarettes has permeated popular culture. At an upcoming American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 — November 16-18 in Philadelphia, that myth will be busted. Two studies show that e-cigarette use takes a serious toll on heart health — a big concernRead …

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Alcohol Consumption Prior to Conception Raises Congenital Heart Disease Risk

Alcohol Consumption Prior to Conception

Aspiring parents should both avoid alcohol consumption prior to conception to protect against congenital heart defects for both their baby and parents, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Alcohol consumption three months before pregnancy orRead …

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