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Healthy eating promoting policies may halve heart disease deaths
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): A new study has suggested that intervention policies promoting healthy eating have the ability to lower death rates from cardiovascular disease (CVD) by half. Professor Simon Capewell from the Institute of Psychology, Health and Well-being found that the policies, which try to check unhealthy eating habits, might help fight CVD-related deaths at both an individual and ...
Healthy eating promoting policies may halve heart disease deaths
The handful of lifestyle changes that drastically lower heart disease risk
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
London, Sept 17 (ANI): A handful of lifestyle changes like exercise and a healthy diet are key to beating heart disease, experts have said. Taking more exercise, eating more fruit and vegetables, reducing alcohol intake and slashing the amount of saturated fat in our diet could drastically reduce the rate of deaths caused by the disease. The healthy living plan, ...
The handful of lifestyle changes that drastically lower heart disease risk
Why high-fat diet and lack of enzyme ups heart disease risk
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Washington, Sept 13 (ANI): Researchers have discovered why a high-fat diet is never healthy for people combating heart disease. Mitchell Lazar, MD, PhD, the Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues, have found that mice lacking a gene-expression-controlling enzyme ...
Why high-fat diet and lack of enzyme ups heart disease risk
Over 20 new gene targets to treat high BP identified
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Washington, Sept 12 (ANI): Researchers have tracked down more than 20 new gene regions that play an important role in the risk of having high blood pressure. The study offers new potential therapeutic targets for prevention of heart disease and stroke - the biggest cause of death worldwide. The study by scientists from Queen Mary, University of London involved 351 ...
Over 20 new gene targets to treat high BP identified
Intensive medical therapy prevents second stroke better than stenting
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
London, Sept 8 (ANI): A large clinical trial has found that patients at a high risk for a second stroke who received intensive medical treatment had fewer strokes and deaths than patients who received a brain stent in addition to the medical treatment. In total, 50 medical centres participated in the Stenting vs. Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke ...
Intensive medical therapy prevents second stroke better than stenting
Two alcoholic drinks per day may improve heart health
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Patterns of alcohol consumption may be more important in determining alcohol's influence on heart health than the total amount consumed, according to a new study. Scientists have found that daily moderate drinking - the equivalent of two drinks per day - decreased atherosclerosis in mice, while binge drinking - the equivalent of seven drinks a day, ...
Two alcoholic drinks per day may improve heart health
New target to treat and prevent heart failure identified
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
London, Sept 8 (ANI): Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a new drug target to treat and prevent the progression of heart failure. The team evaluated failing human and pig hearts and discovered that SUMO1, a so-called "chaperone" protein that regulates the activity of key transporter genes, was decreased in failing hearts. When the researchers injected SUMO1 ...
New target to treat and prevent heart failure identified
Ageing, not menopause, ups heart disease risk in women
Posted On: Sept. 7, 2011
London, Sept 6 (ANI): Ageing, not hormonal impact of menopause, increases the risk of cardiovascular death for women, a new study led by an Indian-origin scientist has found. The findings could have implications for how heart health is assessed in pre-menopausal women, who were previously believed to be at negligible risk of death from heart attack. "Our data show there ...
Ageing, not menopause, ups heart disease risk in women
First anti-stroke pill in 50 years goes on sale
Posted On: Sept. 7, 2011
London, Sept 5 (ANI): A pill being hailed as the biggest breakthrough in stroke prevention in 50 years will go on sale today. More than a million Britons could benefit from Pradaxa, which is up to a third more effective than warfarin, the gold-standard blood-thinner, when it comes to preventing strokes. The 2.50 pounds once-a-day drug is the first of ...
First anti-stroke pill in 50 years goes on sale
A good 'belly laugh' a day as heart healthy as good diet, exercise
Posted On: Sept. 5, 2011
London, August 29 (ANI): Laughter may be as beneficial as a good diet and exercise for patients with heart disease, researchers say. A "belly laugh" improves blood flow, a new study has found. When volunteers watched funny segments from the film There's Something About Mary their blood vessels expanded. But when they were shown scenes of distress from Saving Private ...
A good 'belly laugh' a day as heart healthy as good diet, exercise
Lack of deep sleep makes older men 80 pc more likely to develop high BP
Posted On: Sept. 5, 2011
Washington, August 30 (ANI): Not getting a proper night's sleep increases the risk of high blood pressure in older men by 80 pc compared to those who got longer, less interrupted sleep, according to a new research. Slow wave sleep (SWS), one of the deeper stages of sleep, is characterized by non-rapid eye movement (non-REM) from which it's difficult to ...
Lack of deep sleep makes older men 80 pc more likely to develop high BP
Hair cell offers easy way to make patient-specific heart cells for disease modeling
Posted On: Sept. 5, 2011
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): A study has suggested that hair follicle keratinocytes offer a simple and accessible route to generate patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells, iPSCs, with minimum inconvenience for the patients. "Data gathered in this study demonstrates an easy and fast possibility to generate iPSCs from hair follicles of patients with genetic cardiac diseases and their further differentiation into ...
Hair cell offers easy way to make patient-specific heart cells for disease modeling
People with lower socio-economic status at higher risk of developing heart disease
Posted On: Aug. 29, 2011
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people with lower socio-economic status are much more likely to develop heart disease than those who are wealthier or better educated. The study also show that this risk persists even with long-term progress in addressing traditional risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. "Being poor or ...
People with lower socio-economic status at higher risk of developing heart disease
New anticoagulant pill cuts stroke deaths by 11 pc
Posted On: Aug. 29, 2011
Washington, August 29 (ANI): A new anticoagulant drug has shown promise to reduce death rates due to strokes. A large-scale trial has found that apixaban is superior to the standard drug warfarin for preventing stroke and systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation. Moreover, apixaban resulted in substantially less bleeding and also resulted in lower mortality. "These are important findings ...
New anticoagulant pill cuts stroke deaths by 11 pc
Kids with congenital heart disease at high risk from harmful toxins in blood
Posted On: Aug. 29, 2011
Washington, August 27 (ANI): A research by a team at Imperial College London has indicated that babies and toddlers with congenital heart disease are at an increased risk of having harmful toxins in their blood. Congenital heart disease is one of the most common types of birth defect, affecting about 1 in every 145 births. Some abnormalities are minor and ...
Kids with congenital heart disease at high risk from harmful toxins in blood
Why some obese people are diabetic and prone to heart disease
Posted On: Aug. 27, 2011
Washington, August 25 (ANI): A team of researchers led by one of Indian-origin, has discovered why some obese people develop chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, and others do not. The researchers took a novel approach of looking specifically at the body fat of people with metabolic syndrome-a condition characterized by increased blood pressure, high-fasting blood-sugar levels, excess ...
Why some obese people are diabetic and prone to heart disease
Heart rate, BP regulation may help treat unexplained chronic nausea in kids
Posted On: Aug. 27, 2011
Washington, August 26 (ANI): A new study has indicated that heart rate and blood pressure regulation may hold the key to treating unexplained chronic nausea in children. In a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a drug commonly used to treat a condition known as orthostatic intolerance (OI), which causes dizziness and occasional fainting when patients ...
Heart rate, BP regulation may help treat unexplained chronic nausea in kids
Undernutrition early in life increases risk of heart disease later
Posted On: Aug. 25, 2011
Washington, August 25 (ANI): Undernutrition, particularly in the adolescent years, increases the risk of coronary heart disease in later life, a new study has shown. The research provides the first direct evidence that acute undernutrition during the time that children are growing up can have an important impact on their future health. The study authors, from the University Medical Center ...
Undernutrition early in life increases risk of heart disease later
Being happily married helps heart patients live decades longer
Posted On: Aug. 24, 2011
Washington, Aug 23 (ANI): A new study from the University of Rochester has found that happily wedded people who undergo coronary bypass surgery are more than three times as likely to be alive 15 years later as their unmarried counterparts "There is something in a good relationship that helps people stay on track," stated Kathleen King professor emerita from the ...
Being happily married helps heart patients live decades longer
Statins reduce risk of stroke, but not suitable for certain patients
Posted On: Aug. 22, 2011
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can reduce the risk of strokes as well as heart attacks, but Loyola University neurologists have warned that they may not be appropriate for certain categories of patients. A landmark 2006 study known as SPARCL found that statins reduced the risk of subsequent strokes by 16 percent in patients who have experienced strokes ...
Statins reduce risk of stroke, but not suitable for certain patients
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