OLDER women who potter around the garden, walk the dog or do gentle housework almost halve their risk of heart disease. They also slash their chance of having a heart attack or stroke by a fifth. And the scientists who compiled the data say their research could also be applicable to men. They found that women aged 50 to 79 who were on their feet for more than 5.6 hours a day were 42 per cent less likely to develop coronary heart disease (CHD). They are also 22 per cent less likely to get cardiovascular disease (CVD), which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. A group of 5,900 women were measured with fitness trackers then followed for five years. The results applied even after factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption and more strenuous activity were taken into account. RevealedWILLY WORRYING Your penis can SHRINK... how exercise and smoking 'can wither your manhood' DYING WISH Student mum's heartbreaking bucket list - including sex under the stars NO YOLK Just one egg a day … [Read more...] about Garden work and walking the dog can HALVE older women’s risk of heart disease
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A DAILY egg significantly raises the risk of heart disease and early death, according to a major study. NHS advice says Brits can eat as many as they like as part of a balanced diet. But US experts now advise to keep consumption to “moderate” levels. Eating an egg a day raised a person’s chance of heart disease by 12 per cent and dying young by 16 per cent. Everything in moderation Researchers said high levels of cholesterol in yolks were to blame – with raised readings increasing risk of serious heart problems. Scientists at Northwestern University in Chicago followed nearly 30,000 U.S. adults for over three decades. Researcher Norrina Allen said: “Eat them [eggs] in moderation. “Our study showed if two people had exact same diet and the only difference in diet was eggs, then you could directly measure the effect of the egg consumption on heart disease. "We found cholesterol, regardless of the source, was associated with an increased risk of heart … [Read more...] about Just one egg a day ‘increases your risk of heart disease and dying young’, experts warn
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Live Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Live | Why Do South Asians Have Such High Rates of Heart Disease? Supported by “We all have someone in our first-degree circle that has either died suddenly or had premature cardiovascular disease,” said one researcher. ByAnahad O’Connor Feb. 12, 2019 Mahendra Agrawal never imagined he would have a heart attack. He followed a vegetarian diet, exercised regularly and maintained a healthy weight. His blood pressure and cholesterol levels were normal. But when Mr. Agrawal experienced shortness of breath in June 2013, his wife urged him to go to a hospital. There, tests revealed that Mr. Agrawal, who was 63 at the time, had two obstructed coronary arteries choking off blood flow to his heart, requiring multiple stents to open them. “I’m a pretty active guy and I eat very healthy, my wife … [Read more...] about Why Do South Asians Have Such High Rates of Heart Disease?
Saturday, February 09, 2019 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: cardiovascular health, Carnitine, disease prevention, goodhealth, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, myocardial infarction, nutrients, supplements, vitamin E (Natural News) A heart attack, also known as myocardial infarction, is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent the occurrence of this deadly disease. A study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines suggests taking vitamin E and carnitine supplements to lower your risk of heart attack. Researchers from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia looked at the effect of carnitine in combination with vitamin E in the prevention of heart attack induced by isoproterenol in rats. A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to the heart is suddenly blocked. For the study, the researchers observed five groups of rats. Two groups served as the control … [Read more...] about Supplementing with carnitine and vitamin E reduces risk of heart attack
(Reuters Health) - The risk of heart disease and premature death may be higher for people who experience sudden, unpredictable income drops in early adulthood, a new study suggests. Young adults with two or more significant drops in income over a 15-year period had more than twice the risk of developing heart disease and nearly twice the risk of dying early, compared to those with a more stable income, according to the study published in Circulation. “Typically studies that assess the association between income and death use older populations,” said lead author Tali Elfassy of the University of Miami, Florida. “We looked at adults who were aged 23 to 35 at the beginning of our study.” A drop in income can be very stressful, Elfassy said. “Think about the average American family,” she explained. “A $5,000 to $10,000 decrease in income can be really devastating.” Elfassy and her colleagues analyzed data from the ongoing Coronary … [Read more...] about Sudden income drops in early adulthood linked with risk of heart…