Heart Health

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...
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...
Heart attack

Heart attack vs. cardiac arrest: Do you know the difference?

The terms heart attack and cardiac arrest are often used interchangeably, but they are very different conditions. Both can be deadly and require immediate medical...
Americans are advised by organizations such as the CDC and the AHA to consume more fruits and vegetables and less sodium and sugar.

Common foods that protect against heart disease

It is important to be informed on the most beneficial foods and nutrients to maintain a heart-healthy diet. According to the American Heart Association, heart...
Eating chocolate every day protects your heart and reduce diabetes risk

Eating chocolate every day can protect your heart and reduce diabetes risk

Including a small amount of chocolate in your daily diet might help prevent diabetes and insulin resistance—and, as a result, protect the heart, too. Researchers...
Why diabetes can increase heat attack risk

Why diabetes can increase heart attack risk

Diabetics have a significantly higher risk of suffering a heart attack. A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now identified one...
Hearts need proper care, maintenance — just like cars

Hearts need proper care, maintenance — just like cars

Timely car maintenance is usually high on people’s to-do lists; but proper heart maintenance often gets left off completely. Experts at Utah Valley Hospital want...
Why you should screen for heart disease

Why you should screen for heart disease

Through computed tomography (CT) images of the heart and other types of imaging, build-up of dangerous coronary plaques -- which restrict the flow of...
Herbal meds and heart disease: what you should know

Herbal meds and heart disease: what you should know

Herbal medications do not require clinical studies before being marketed to consumers or formal approval from regulatory agencies, so their efficacy and safety are...
3,000 steps in 30 minutes improves the prognosis for heart failure

3,000 steps in 30 minutes improves the prognosis for heart failure

Supervised exercise training helps patients with heart failure Contrary to what was previously assumed, physical exercise does not lead to harmful ventricular enlargement. Researchers at the...