Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: cardiovascular health, death risk, fatty acids, food, food science, Foods, good diet, good nutrition, healing foods, healthy foods, heart disease, heart disease death risk, heart disease risk, heart health, mono-unsaturated fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids, MUFAs, natural cures, Plants, proper diet, proper nutrition, refined carbohydrates, saturated fats, slender, trans fat (Natural News) Make your diet more heart-healthy by including foods rich in monounsaturated fatty acids. A study found that eating more monounsaturated fatty acids from plants can lower the risk of heart disease by 26 percent. Led by researchers at the Harvard School T.H. Chan of Public Health in Boston, the study investigated the effect of monounsaturated fatty acids consumption may have on death from cardiovascular disease and other causes. The researchers used data from 63,412 women from the Nurses’ Health Study and 29,966 men from the Health … [Read more...] about Reboot your diet: Consuming more mono-unsaturated fatty acids can reduce your risk of heart disease by 26%
Published 10:37 am, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 One cause of heart disease that might surprise you 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - One in four deaths in the U.S. is caused by heart disease. More than 610,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. every year, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's no surprise heart health is a priority for many people. You know you need to eat a nutritious diet, exercise and avoid smoking. However, there's a lot more you need to know to protect yourself and your family. Consider these five surprising facts about heart disease. 1. Heart disease can be caused by a genetic disorder You may not have heard of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a common, but inherited genetic disorder that causes heart disease. FH affects approximately one in 250 people worldwide, but 90 percent of … [Read more...] about One cause of heart disease that might surprise you
(iStock) Researchers just discovered a simple way to fight obesity, heart disease, and mental illness – by giving people puppies. That may sound barking mad. But a new round of medical research shows that dogs, cats, and other four-legged friends can significantly boost people's physical and mental health – to the point where interacting with pets can actually be an effective form of therapy. Consider how pets could help the 75 million Americans who suffer from high blood pressure, which increases the likelihood of experiencing a heart attack or stroke. In one study of more than 1,500 people aged 60 and over, dog owners had systolic blood pressure that was 3.34 milligrams of mercury lower than that for non-owners. Systolic blood pressure is the pressure in a person's blood vessels when his heart beats – the first number in a blood pressure reading. A difference of just over 3.34 milligrams of mercury may not sound like much. But for each milligram of … [Read more...] about The cure for obesity, heart disease, and anxiety? Puppies!
GENEVA (Reuters) - Adults and children should consume a maximum of 10 percent of their daily calories in the form of saturated fat such as meat and butter and one percent from trans fats to reduce the risk of heart disease, the World Health Organization said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Visitors eat fish and chips and drink soft drinks at a beach cafe in Brighton, Britain, September 24, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville The draft recommendations, the first since 2002, are aimed at reducing non-communicable diseases, led by cardiovascular diseases, blamed for 72 percent of the 54.7 million estimated deaths worldwide every year, many before the age of 70. “Dietary saturated fatty acids and trans-fatty acids are of particular concern because high levels of intake are correlated with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases,” Dr. Francesco Branca, Director of WHO’s Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, told reporters. The dietary recommendations are based … [Read more...] about Eat less saturated, trans fats to curb heart disease: WHO
Compared to sitting, standing burns slightly more calories — about 0.15 calories per minute. But that tiny difference adds up: a person who weighs 143 pounds could burn an extra 54 calories per day by standing instead of sitting for six hours, as researchers report in the Jan. 1, 2018, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.Assuming that person kept eating the same number of calories per day, that translates to 5.5 pounds of weight loss after one year. The estimate comes from data pooled from 46 different studies.A separate study of more than 2,600 people ages 60 and older looked at how sedentary habits affect heart disease risk. Participants reported how long they sat (on one weekday and one weekend day) at the start of the study and again two years later. The follow-up lasted an average of just over nine years. Researchers found that older adults who sat for an average of just under about three hours a day were 33% less likely to die of cardiovascular disease than people who … [Read more...] about Standing vs. sitting: Fewer pounds, less heart disease?