Heart Health

This study shows no link between bad cholesterol and heart disease

In a new review of published research, researchers challenged the half-century-long belief that LDL, the so-called ‘bad kind’ of cholesterol, causes heart disease. The study...

Fluctuating personal income linked to high risk of heart disease

In a new study, researchers found sudden, unpredictable drops in personal income during young adulthood are associated with an increased risk of developing heart...

Common allergy, heart disease drugs may raise stroke risk

In a recent study, researchers found that drugs routinely prescribed for allergies, heart disease and Parkinson’s are linked to higher stroke risk. The study was...

PTSD linked to high risks of heart disease, cancer

In a new study, researchers found post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was linked to cardiovascular disease and cancer, as well as the metabolic syndrome. In the...

Smokers with this disease need more help to quit smoking

In a recent study, researchers found that while many people with peripheral artery disease (PAD) smoke, few receive proven smoking cessation strategies from their...

Scientists discover how antibodies linked to heart attacks

In a recent study, researchers found levels of antiphospholipid antibodies, which are linked to rheumatic diseases, are also elevated in myocardial infarction without any...

People often have high cholesterol levels after Christmas

Large quantities of rich Christmas food appear to boost cholesterol levels. Right after the Christmas break, levels are 20% higher than in the summer. This is...

Giving birth linked to 14% higher risk of heart disease and stroke

In a new study, researchers found that giving birth is associated with a 14% higher risk of heart disease and stroke compared to having...

Combining blood pressure and cholesterol drugs could prevent stroke better

In a recent study, researchers found that combining medication that lowers blood pressure with medication that lowers cholesterol could reduce first-time strokes by 44%. Seventy-five...

Stay fit to avoid a heart attack is critical to your health

Even if you are a fit and healthy person with no signs of any heart or blood vessel disease, low cardiorespiratory fitness could be...