Want to Turn Back Time? Try Running a Marathon
The new year means it’s time to set resolutions for 2020 and new research from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests running a marathon for the first time could have several health benefits.
Tea drinkers live longer
Drinking tea at least three times a week is linked with a longer and healthier life, according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1
Long work hours at the office linked to both regular and hidden high blood pressure
Office workers who spend long hours on the job are more likely to have high blood pressure, including a type that can go undetected during a routine medical appointment, according to a new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.
Could Higher Magnesium Intake Reduce Fatal Coronary Heart Disease Risk in Women?
A new prospective study based on data from the Women’s Health Initiative found a potential inverse association between dietary magnesium and fatal coronary heart disease in postmenopausal women.
Blood lipid profile predicts risk of type 2 diabetes better than obesity
Using lipidomics, a technique that measures the composition of blood lipids at a molecular level, and machine learning, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified a blood lipid profile that improves the possibility to assess, several years in advance, the risk of developing type…
Can good sleep patterns offset genetic susceptibility to heart disease and stroke?
For the first time researchers have assessed the impact on the risk of heart or blood vessel problems from the combination of sleep patterns and genetic susceptibility to cardiovascular disease.
High blood pressure in the emergency room predicts risk of cardiovascular disease
There is a strong correlation between high blood pressure in patients in the emergency room and an increased risk of future cardiovascular disease, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in a large registry study published in the journal Hypertension.
New research shows how use of cholesterol lowering drugs may cut risk of lethal prostate cancer
Statins are drugs that are often used to help lower cholesterol levels and can reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease. Previous studies have suggested that statins could have a role in slowing down the growth of different types of cancers. This…
Brush your teeth to protect the heart
Brushing teeth frequently is linked with lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure, according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1