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Study: Vitamin D supplements don’t lower risk for heart disease

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Jun 22, 2019 … EAST LANSING, Mich. — If you’re taking vitamin D supplements every day to improve your heart’s health and reduce your chances of suffering from cardiovascular disease, you’re likely wasting your money, according to a new study. Researchers from Michigan State University say that both men and women who take vitamin D aren’t any more protected…

Sudden drops in personal income double risk of heart disease, study says

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May 02, 2019 … DALLAS — Sudden drops in income during young adulthood may significantly raise one’s risk of heart disease and/or an early death from any cause, a new study finds. Researchers say that individuals dealt two or more significant drops in personal income, or those who experience the largest fluctuations in pay, are nearly twice as likely…

Study: Blaming of Muslims after terrorist attacks wanes when hypocrisy is exposed

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Mar 04, 2019 … PHILADELPHIA — How Muslims are and should be perceived by the general public after terrorist attacks in which the perpetrators are Muslim often becomes a point of contention in the media, particularly among those on the far ends of the political spectrum. A recent study shows that while getting a person on either side to…

To meat, or not to meat: Mediterranean diet protects from heart disease as well as vegetarian diet

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Oct 18, 2018 … DALLAS — Both vegetarian and Mediterranean diets have been touted for their heart-healthy benefits, including a lowered risk of heart disease — but is the plant-heavy diet necessarily the better one? For those who don’t want to give up their meat and fish, have no fear. A new study finds that going Mediterranean may be…

Erectile dysfunction doubles odds of suffering from heart disease

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Jun 14, 2018 … BALTIMORE — Suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) can be a frustrating experience for many older men in the bedroom, but it may signal far worse outcomes than simply a lost opportunity for intimacy. A new study finds that ED greatly raises a man’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease and other potentially deadly heart conditions. Prior…

Heart disease run in your family? Regular exercise still lowers your risk

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May 07, 2018 … DALLAS — If you’ve thought that there’s nothing you can do to fight your genetic predisposition to certain conditions, think again. A new study finds that a person’s risk for heart disease decreases the more they exercise — even if it runs in their family. Many heart conditions are passed down from generation to generation, but…

People who suffer migraines have greater risk of heart problems, study finds

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Feb 03, 2018 … STANFORD, Calif. — Migraines are linked to an increased risk of suffering cardiovascular conditions like heart attacks, strokes, or blood clots, finds a new study by an international team of researchers. It’s estimated that about one billion people worldwide suffer or have suffered from migraines. Previous studies have shown tenuous links between migraine headaches and cardiovascular…

Love matters: Unmarried heart patients have higher risk of death, study finds

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Jan 12, 2018 … ATLANTA — Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all? Science may help shed some light on the answer, at least when it comes to heart health: A new study finds that people with heart disease have a higher risk of death if they’re not married. Scientists have long known that divorced individuals face an increased…

Ultra-processed junk snacks dubbed ‘gateway foods’ to teen obesity

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Sep 09, 2022 … SAN DIEGO — Pastries, candy, and everything else people consider junk food could be “gateway foods” which lead to teen obesity, a new study says. Researchers with the American Heart Association say ultra-processed food turns teenagers on to other unhealthy eating habits, just like a drug. Along with processed meat and pastries, other products kids…

App-based blood pressure monitors don’t outperform basic cuffs at controlling hypertension

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Aug 15, 2022 … SAN FRANCISCO — Smartphone apps that connect to sophisticated blood pressure monitors are no more effective than simple at-home cuffs, according to a new study. Researchers at UC San Francisco found almost no significant difference between the readings on the two devices after six months. Patients who used the standard cuffs reduced their blood pressure…

Hooray for grapes! How a daily bowl can add years to your life and keep Alzheimer’s away

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Aug 14, 2022 … SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Love grapes? You’ll love this study then. Snacking on grapes could potentially add up to five years to your life, research suggests. Scientists behind the study at Western New England University describe the results as “astonishing.” Grapes are rich in chemicals that boost gut bacteria and lower cholesterol. They also contain antioxidants that…