Tag Archives: Heart disease

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 »