Category: Heart Disease

Are you getting enough Vitamin E?

If you have high cholesterol, triglycerides, your lipids could be blocking your vitamin E absorption, which means that the anti-oxidant properties of vitamin E that protect your heart, could be compromised. A new study published in the American Journal …

Now, triglycerides and good cholesterol linked to gut bacteria too!

Everything is linked to gut bacteria! We have read about studies proving the link of auto immune conditions and anorexia to gut bacteria. Now as per American Heart Association, a link has been discovered between bacteria in the …

Common anti-depressant increases atherosclerosis risk 6-fold

Imagine this scenario: 42 middle-aged female monkeys were fed a Western-like diet containing fat and cholesterol for 18 months. During this pre-treatment phase, depressive behaviour in the animals was recorded. Observation number 1: Western-like diet causes depression. Then they …

To avoid cancer and death, stay fit

Yes of course it’s a no-brainer. But some of us need research to prove it. So here it is: Men with a high fitness level in midlife appear to be at lower risk for lung and colorectal cancer, …

Smoking gives your kids heart disease

It’s not the chic thing to do any more. It’s more about being insensitive parents. If you smoke in front of your kids, the passive smoking can affect them way into adulthood and give them clogged arteries, as per a …

Eat less later to control diabetes

This is what nutrition experts call the “D-U-H” moment for research findings. It’s always been known that a good breakfast, a moderate lunch and a miserly dinner is the key to good health and weight loss. Now, Tel Aviv …

Eat folic acid to reduce risk of stroke

It takes a study for doctors to believe what nutrition experts like Patrick Holford have always said: folic acid reduces the risk of stroke, as per JAMA – Journal of the American Medical Association. Over 20,000 adults in China with …

Eat less after 6 pm to be disease free

You always knew this, right? Every time you eat less post 6 pm, your face looks less bloated the next morning, and you feel half a pound lighter. Right? And now, we have research to prove it. In …

Survived a heart attack? Protect with omega 3

Most cardiologists will tell you this: getting a by-pass or a stent is no guarantee of not getting another heart attack. So for those who have damaged their heart muscle after a heart attack, taking omega 3 fatty …

Find a purpose, protect your heart

Is your life “worth” living? If yes, your heart is more protected. A sense of purpose can lower risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study led by researchers at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount …

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