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Cup of leafy green veggies (even in a smoothie) a day keeps heart disease away!

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May 05, 2021 … JOONDALUP, Australia — Need more convincing that you should add leafy green vegetables to your daily diet? Not only are they good for the muscles and waistline, a new study reveals they’re also good for the heart. Researchers in Australia find nitrate-rich vegetables, leafy greens and beetroot, lower blood pressure and the risk of developing…

Extra belly weight increases heart disease risk — even if you’re not obese

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Apr 22, 2021 … DALLAS, Texas — A little extra “padding” around the belly doesn’t necessarily mean someone is obese. In fact, body mass index (BMI) shows that healthy weight individuals can come in all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, researchers warn that carrying more weight around the midsection can still increase a person’s risk for heart disease. “This scientific statement…

Heart failure and stroke rates on the rise among men under 40

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Apr 09, 2021 … GOTHENBERG, Sweden — Generally, heart failure and stroke is much more common in older adults than younger individuals. However, an unsettling new study reports more and more younger adult men under 40 are experiencing both. Conducted by researchers from the University of Gothenberg, this research also discovered a link between these higher rates of cardiovascular disease…

Fish oil supplements ‘not good for everyone,’ may actually worsen heart disease risk

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Mar 26, 2021 … ATHENS, Ga. — Fish oil supplements are a booming, billion-dollar business. Most of that success is due to the reputation that fish oil (and the omega-3 fatty acids it carries) has tremendous health benefits — including improving heart health. Unfortunately, a new study finds only people with a certain genetic makeup will see those benefits. For…

Transgender youths more likely to develop risk factors for heart disease, other illnesses

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Mar 25, 2021 … WASHINGTON — While transgender individuals tend to face more societal challenges, researchers say they may also face more health issues too. Their study finds transgender adolescents are more likely to develop conditions like high blood pressure, high BMI, and liver dysfunction. This is in comparison to their cisgender peers — or adolescents whose gender identity matches…

Women with heart disease live longer if they are treated by female doctors

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Feb 22, 2021 … WASHINGTON — Many have probably heard of “women’s intuition,” but does a woman’s perspective actually help female patients dealing with heart problems? A new review by researchers with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) finds women with heart disease live longer if they receive treatment from a female cardiologist. The findings suggest female physicians deliver…

Just 4 ounces of fried food raises risk of major heart disease and stroke

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Jan 20, 2021 … LONDON — For meat eaters, a warm basket of golden fried chicken might sound like a little slice of heaven. Unfortunately, a new study finds too much fried food may end up making that a last meal. Researchers from Shenzhen University say eating fried food significantly increases the risk of major cardiovascular events, coronary heart disease,…

There’s ‘no limit’ to benefits of exercise when it comes to heart health, study shows

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Jan 18, 2021 … OXFORD, England — Here’s another reason to make a daily jog or bike ride a priority. There is simply no limit to the benefits of exercise for our hearts, according to the largest ever study of its kind. Researchers at Oxford University say the lowest risk of cardiovascular disease, including conditions such as a heart…

Flavors added to vaping devices damage the heart, vanilla custard the most toxic of all

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Dec 17, 2020 … TAMPA, Fla. — While health officials and lawmakers continue trying to steer young people away from vaping, the wide variety of enticing flavors added to these products make that a tough task. Although most of the worry over vaping comes from the risk of addiction, lung damage, and threat of switching to conventional cigarettes, a…