Tag Archives: Heart disease

Managing cholesterol might help reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Managing cholesterol might help reduce Alzheimer’s risk, says researchers, including one of Indian-origin, who identified a genetic link between the progressive brain disorder and heart disease. Examining DNA from more than 1.5 million people, the study showed that risk factors for heart disease such as elevated triglyceride and cholesterol levels… Read more »

Why fertility rates are falling as population soars

Soaring birth rates in developing nations are fuelling a global baby boom while women in dozens of richer countries aren’t producing enough children to maintain population levels there, according to figures released on Friday. A global overview of birth, death and disease rates evaluating thousands of datasets on a country-by-country… Read more »

How eating veggies, fish can keep your heart healthy, lower heart disease risk

If you are suffering from high blood pressure, consuming fish, seafood and a primarily vegetarian diet may help reduce hypertension-related heart disease symptoms, a study suggests. Intake of fish, seafood and vegetarian food increases levels of a compound called trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), known to boost heart health, said researchers from the Medical University… Read more »

World Stroke Day: 7 risk factors that you should beware of

Stroke is a medical emergency which needs immediate attention. It is said that to minimise the damages due to stroke the affected person should be taken to the hospital emergency care within the first one hour after the attack. It is this time when a clot-busting drug is ingested that… Read more »

Stick to a regular sleep schedule for long-term heart health

Not only does a regular bedtime improve sleep quality, it is just as important for heart and metabolic health among older adults, finds a study. In a study of 1,978 older adults, researchers at Duke Health and the Duke Clinical Research Institute found people with irregular sleep patterns weighed more, had higher… Read more »

Depression and anxiety in middle age can increase risk of heart disease and stroke

Older adults who experience psychological distress such as depression and anxiety may have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), a new study suggests. The findings, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, showed that high/ very high psychological distress was associated with a 44% increased risk of stroke among women. The research… Read more »

Is coconut oil poison? Not quite, but more damaging than butter

Coconut oil is “pure poison”, warned Harvard professor Karin Michels in her talk on nutritional errors at the University of Freiburg in Germany, and sparked off a heated debate on whether coconut oil should be eaten at all. Coconut oil is packed with artery-clogging saturated fat, which raises the risk… Read more »

This is how indoor temperature can affect your blood pressure

According to a recent study, one can manage hypertension by turning up the thermostat. Comparing blood pressure readings of people in their own homes with temperature readings, the researchers at University College London found that lower indoor temperatures were linked to higher blood pressure. “Our research has helped to explain… Read more »

Stroke, diabetes, heart disease cause more deaths in India than in West

Deaths from stroke are four times higher and from heart diseases nearly three-fold more in India than in Western countries, according to a new analysis by UK-based academics. The data also revealed that the rate of cervical cancer deaths is six times higher among Indians than their western counterparts. Also diabetes-related death rate is triple in India… Read more »