Heart Health

Eight servings of veggies a day is clearly best for the heart

Eight servings of veggies a day is clearly best for the heart

You've heard it a thousand times, that little catchphrase with the magic number encouraging you to eat "five a day" of fruits and vegetables...
How to Manage Heart Disease and Stroke If You Have Diabetes

How to manage heart disease and stroke If you have diabetes

Even if you are at high risk for heart disease and stroke, you can help keep your heart and blood vessels healthy. You can...
People with atrial fibrillation need to pay attention to dementia risk

People with atrial fibrillation need to pay attention to dementia risk

Atrial fibrillation patients who use the drug, warfarin, to prevent harmful blood clots from forming in their hearts to lower risk of stroke are...
Does gluten put your heart in danger?

Does gluten put your heart in danger?

A study of more than 100,000 men and women revealed that dietary gluten is not associated with heart disease risk in people without celiac...
Low blood pressure may be associated with heart attack risk in some patients

Low blood pressure may increase the risk of heart attack

Low blood pressure may increase the risk of heart attack in patients with coronary disease, suggests a new study. The team behind the research, from...
Depression as hard on the heart as obesity and cholesterol

Depression as hard on the heart as obesity and cholesterol

Depression poses a risk for cardiovascular diseases in men that is just as great as that posed by high cholesterol levels and obesity. This is...
Cardiovascular benefits continue five years after weight loss program

Cardiovascular benefits continue five years after weight loss program

Joslin Diabetes Center's intensive life-style intervention program for obese patients with diabetes continues to offer health benefits for participants five years after they begin...
People with no partners monitor their blood pressure less frequently

People with no partners monitor their blood pressure less frequently

Having no partner is associated with a lower frequency of home blood pressure monitoring, according to new research. Researchers assessed the data of 6,113 U.S....
How to have a healthy weight to protect your heart

How to have a healthy weight to protect your heart

If you are overweight or obese, taking pounds off can reduce your chances of developing heart disease in several ways. First, losing weight will directly...
How zinc affects your heart health

How zinc affects your heart health

In addition to essential metabolic functions, the level of zinc in the body also affects the heart muscle. When oxidative stress occurs, it may be...