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To Reduce Heart Failure Risk, Move More and Sit Less

To Reduce Heart Failure Risk, Move More and Sit Less

Lead author, Dr. Deborah Young and fellow researchers explain how they discovered that even among men who engaged in routine exercise, sitting for extended periods raised their risk of heart failure. Dr. Young believes the key finding from their study, the first to examine the connection betwe... Read More


Heart Attack Risk Could Be Accurately Predicted with New Blood Test

Heart Attack Risk Could Be Accurately Predicted with New Blood Test

According to The Heart Foundation, over 920,000 Americans will experience a heart attack this year, and a number of these will happen without warning. However, researchers from The Scripps Research Institute in California claim they have engineered a blood test that may be capable of predictin... Read More


Explaining How Non-Drinkers Face Higher Risk of Death

Explaining How Non-Drinkers Face Higher Risk of Death

Research from the University of Colorado attempts to explain why individuals who abstain entirely from alcohol face a higher risk of death than light drinkers. And once they divided the non-drinkers into several categories, researchers found several interesting pieces of data. Read More


Belly Fat Linked to Increase Heart and Cancer Risks

Belly Fat Linked to Increase Heart and Cancer Risks

Carrying around too much belly fat can put an individual at an elevated risk for heart disease and cancer when compared to those who have a similar body mass index but carry their fat in other areas of the body. This is according to a US study published in the Journal of the American College o... Read More


Your Heart May Be in Danger Even From a Few Extra Pounds

Your Heart May Be in Danger Even From a Few Extra Pounds

Just several extra pounds can elevate a person's risk of heart failure by 17%, according to recent research in PLOS Medicine. The study was conducted by Swedish researchers who employed a new technique to evaluate how being overweight can become a trigger of cardiovascular disease. Read More


Harmful Fat Buildup Linked to Social Stress

Harmful Fat Buildup Linked to Social Stress

Social stress is linked to deposits of harmful fats in the abdomen, which can accelerate the accumulation of plaque in blood vessels, a major risk factor for heart disease, according to research presented by a new US study. Read More


Walking Speed Indicative of Cardiovascular Death Risk in the Elderly

Walking Speed Indicative of Cardiovascular Death Risk in the Elderly

Older people who walk slowly are three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those who walk faster, according to research published on bmj.com. The authors say the findings highlight the importance of fitness in preserving life and function during old age. Read More


Decreased Heart Function Linked to Fat Around Organs

Decreased Heart Function Linked to Fat Around Organs

Fat collections in different body locations, such as around the heart and the aorta and within the liver, are associated with certain decreased heart functions, according to research from Boston University School of Medicine. Appearing in the journal Obesity, the study also found that measurin... Read More


Expert Commentary: Yan Katsnelson, M.D. 11/25/2009

Expert Commentary: Yan Katsnelson, M.D. 11/25/2009

The study in the New England Journal of Medicine describes the alarmingly high incidence of heart disease in young African-American men. The article goes further implying that these figures are so high that the population is being underserved. Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, MD April 22, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, MD April 22, 2009

The latest study reported at the American Heart Association's Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention annual conference confirms what we are seeing all around us - our children are getting fatter.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us that 24 percent of... Read More


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