Now the humble peanut to your heart’s rescue

It’s not just the expensive nuts. Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the Shanghai Cancer Institute examined the association of peanut and nut consumption with mortality among low-income groups and found that intake of peanuts was associated with fewer deaths, especially from heart disease. The study was published March 2 in JAMA Internal Medicine. While we all know that nuts are rich in nutrients, such as unsaturated fatty acids, … Continue reading Now the humble peanut to your heart’s rescue

Systolic, diastolic blood pressures predict risk of different cardiovascular diseases

Date: May 30, 2014 Source: The Lancet Summary: Raised systolic and diastolic blood pressures may have different effects on different types of cardiovascular diseases and at different ages, according to new research involving 1.25 million patients from primary care practices. The new findings suggest that individuals with higher systolic blood pressures have a greater risk of intracerebral haemorrhage (stroke caused by bleeding within the brain … Continue reading Systolic, diastolic blood pressures predict risk of different cardiovascular diseases