Heart Health

Don’t Be Salty About Your Health

Don’t Be Salty About Your Health

Sodium intake continues to be a major issue for many Americans. While the American Heart Association recommends an ideal limit of no more than 1,500...
Three Work Stress Factors Strongly Increase Heart Disease Risk

Three Work Stress Factors Strongly Increase Heart Disease Risk

In a new study, researchers have determined that two stressful work characteristics, low job control and "job strain"—that is, high-demand, low-control work—have been increasing...
Increased Lysyl Oxidase in the Body May Contribute to Heart Disease

Increased Lysyl Oxidase in the Body May Contribute to Heart Disease

It's known that people with high blood pressure have increased levels of the enzyme lysyl oxidase (LOX), but it has not been clear if...
Too Little Sleep May Make Heart Disease More Dangerous

Too Little Sleep May Make Heart Disease More Dangerous

People with a common cluster of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes were approximately twice as likely to die of heart disease or...
Eating Chocolate May Decrease Risk of Irregular Heartbeat

Eating Chocolate May Decrease Risk of Irregular Heartbeat

Consuming moderate amounts of chocolate was associated with significantly lower risk of being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF)--a common and dangerous type of irregular...
This Muscle-Building Hormone May Harm Arteries and Heart

This Muscle-Building Hormone May Harm Arteries and Heart

Long-term anabolic-androgenic steroid use may reduce the heart’s ability to pump blood throughout the body, according to new research in the journal Circulation. In addition,...
What You Should Know About HDL (good) Cholesterol and Its Drugs

What You Should Know About HDL (good) Cholesterol and Its Drugs

HDL cholesterol is thought to be healthy because it transports fat from the arteries into the liver for disposal or recycling. People with HDL levels...
Who Is at Risk of Heart Failure?

Who Is at Risk of Heart Failure?

About 5.7 million people in the United States have heart failure. The number of people who have this condition is growing. Heart failure is more...
New Way to Help Heart Failure Patients

New Way to Help Heart Failure Patients

Shortness of breath is the No.1 complaint of people suffering from heart failure. Now a University of Guelph researcher has discovered its surprising cause -...
When Your Heart Skips a Beat, It Could Be a Health Problem

When Your Heart Skips a Beat, It Could Be a Health Problem

Does the sight of your loved one make your heart skip a beat … literally? Well, that may not be a good thing. Doctors at...