Heart Health

Gut microbes may affect heart disease risk

Gut microbes may affect heart disease risk – new research

Research has shown that having the right gut microbes can reduce the risk of heart disease – if you’re a mouse. Now, our latest study,...
How to have a heart-healthy diet

How to have a heart-healthy diet

Heart-healthy eating involves consuming vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy products, fish, lean meats, poultry, eggs, nuts, seeds, soy products, legumes, and...
What a cardiologist eats daily to keep her heart healthy

What a cardiologist eats daily to keep her heart healthy

The foods you put in your mouth and stomach affect your heart, too. That notion is never far from the mind — and menu —...
New algorithm more accurately predicts life expectancy after heart failure

New algorithm more accurately predicts life expectancy after heart failure

A new algorithm developed by UCLA researchers more accurately predicts which people will survive heart failure, and for how long, whether or not they...
menopause symptoms may help predict heart disease

Menopause symptoms may help predict heart disease

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in women. A study of 138 menopausal women examined the association of mood, symptoms, and quality of...
Depression can hurt your heart as much as obesity

Depression can hurt your heart as much as obesity

According to the World Health Organization WHO, 350 million people worldwide are affected by depression. But the mental state is not all that is affected:...
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Healthy body, happy heart

Every moment of the day, your heart is pumping blood throughout your body. In silent moments, you can hear the thump-thump-thump of its demanding...
Alcohol abuse can increase risk of heart disease as much as other risk factors

Alcohol abuse can increase risk of heart disease as much as other risk factors

Alcohol abuse increases the risk of atrial fibrillation, heart attack and congestive heart failure as much as other well-established risk factors such as high...
Healthy diet is as effective as statins to protect your heart

Healthy diet is as effective as statins to protect your heart

Replacing foods high in saturated fats with foods with unsaturated fats can reduce one’s heart disease risk as much as cholesterol lowering drugs statins,...
Kicking the salt shaker habit may not be enough

Kicking the salt shaker habit may not be enough

Restaurant foods and commercially processed foods sold in stores accounted for about 70 percent of dietary sodium intake in a study in three U.S....