Heart Health

Age is the biggest risk for heart disease, but lifestyle and meds could help

Of all the risk factors for heart disease, age is the strongest predictor of potential trouble. While no one can stop the march of time,...

What’s behind Mediterranean diet and lower heart disease risk

In a new study, the researcher offers insights from a cohort study of women in the U.S. who reported consuming a Mediterranean-type diet. The Researchers...

Your weight history could help predict your heart disease risk

In a new study, researchers conclude that simply asking older patients about their weight history at ages 20 and 40 could help predict patients’...

Black walnuts could help stave off obesity and heart disease

Black walnuts are a major industry in the Midwest, with about 23 million pounds processed annually in Missouri alone, and they are a ubiquitous...

Exercise after heart attack may improve survival

Exercising after a heart attack, even a long walk around the neighborhood, can be frightening for survivors. But those fears may be eased by new...

People with diabetes should pay attention to their heart failure risk

In a new study, researchers have found that the incidence of heart failure was around two-fold higher in people with diabetes. It found that patients...

These foods can help lower your blood cholesterol

High blood cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. To avoid or control the health condition, you can change what you eat. Recent...
How vitamin D could rapidly improve arterial stiffness

How vitamin D could rapidly improve arterial stiffness

In a recent study, researchers find that high doses of vitamin D could reduce arterial stiffness in just four months. Rigid artery walls are a...

Size matters when replacing heart valves

3D printer helps determine accurate fit for fewer leaky valves. More than one in eight people age 75 and older in the U.S. develop moderate...

Yoghurt and cheese in Mediterranean diet may help fight heart disease

In a new study, researchers found that a dairy-enhanced Mediterranean diet will significantly increase health outcomes for those at risk of cardiovascular disease. It's even...