Tag Archives: Cardiovascular disease

Sleep on it

A recent study published in the European Heart Journal has found that good sleep patterns offset the risk of heart disease and stroke, even in those who have a genetic predisposition to heart problems. Led by Professor Lu Qi, Director of Tulane University Obesity Research Centre at Tulane University, New …

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E-cigarette impacts lead cardiologists to seek ban

New research showing damage to the brain, heart, blood vessels and lungs through e-cigarettes has led cardiologists to call for their ban. The study, published in the European Heart Journal this week, also identifies some of the mechanisms involved, an aspect for which there has been limited information until now. Study …

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Muscle mass linked to healthy hearts in men

Researchers have found that lean muscle mass plays more of a crucial role throughout someone’s middle-age than initially suspected. The amount of lean muscle mass a person has, more specifically men, is linked to their future risk of heart disease. The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health explains that muscular tissue …

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The over-60s should do more exercise, not less

To prevent heart disease and stroke, people aged over 60 should do more exercise, not less, according to findings from a study published in the European Heart Journal. Researchers in South Korea studied more than 1.1 million people aged 60 and above and found those who reduced levels of moderate …

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Anti-acid meds linked to future health risks

National initiatives have failed to reduce prolonged use of anti-acid medicines in Australia, according to a new UNSW study. Australians’ use of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medicines to manage gastrointestinal acid-related disorders, such as heartburn or acid reflux, is among the highest in the world. In 2017, an estimated 15 …

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Antidepressant use: risk of gestational diabetes?

Taking antidepressants while expecting a baby is linked to a heightened risk of developing gestational diabetes, a condition specifically related to pregnancy, say Canadian researchers. Gestational diabetes affects up to one in five pregnant women worldwide, typically leading to pregnancies prone to complications, including overweight babies and prolonged labour due …

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Obesity link to disease: strongest evidence yet

A new study led by Professor Elina Hyppönen from UniSA’s Australian Centre for Precision Health is claimed to present the strongest evidence yet of a causal relationship between obesity and a wide range of serious conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and neurological, musculoskeletal and respiratory afflictions. The study, published …

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Sweet news on CVD risk

Regular use of glucosamine supplements may be related to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, according to an analysis of data from the UK Biobank study, published in BMJ. The findings suggest that glucosamine may have benefits in preventing CVD events, such as coronary heart disease and stroke, …

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