Statin drugs used to fight cholesterol actually HARM your health, say experts

When a doctor tells someone that their cholesterol levels are high enough to warrant a prescription for statins, many people are more than willing to comply in hopes of avoiding a heart attack. Statins are the second-most prescribed drugs on the planet, and one out of every five Americans aged 40 to 75 takes these … Continue reading Statin drugs used to fight cholesterol actually HARM your health, say experts

Shedding the pounds and KEEPING the weight off helps improve cardiometabolic factors, say researchers

It’s no secret that shedding a healthy number of pounds is good for you. Keeping the weight off, however, is equally important to sustain the health benefits of weight loss, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers from Tufts University and the University of Connecticut found that cardiometabolic improvements as a result of weight loss get reverted among people who regained … Continue reading Shedding the pounds and KEEPING the weight off helps improve cardiometabolic factors, say researchers

Researchers: Good cholesterol may help fight atherosclerosis

Did you know that not all forms of cholesterol are bad? High-density lipoprotein, or HDL, is commonly known as the “good” cholesterol. One particular study has found that it may even help fight atherosclerosis, a condition characterized by the hardening of the arteries as a result of plaque buildup. A group of researchers from the United States … Continue reading Researchers: Good cholesterol may help fight atherosclerosis

Study: Supplementing with fish oil daily linked to a reduced risk of CVD-related death

Daily fish oil supplementation can help reduce the risk of a heart attack, as well as the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD), new research suggests. As detailed in a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducted a meta-analysis of 13 randomized trials involving … Continue reading Study: Supplementing with fish oil daily linked to a reduced risk of CVD-related death

Healing herbs: Alternative herbal remedies for hypertension

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and the University of Copenhagen have identified a bioactive trait common among many herbs. This trait, researchers say, is responsible for the antihypertensive properties demonstrated by these herbs. Their finding, detailed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers a promising alternative strategy for treating hypertension, a condition in which blood pressure … Continue reading Healing herbs: Alternative herbal remedies for hypertension

Feeling tired after enjoying a cup of coffee? You should probably limit your caffeine intake, advise researchers

A lot of people rely on coffee to keep them awake and improve their focus. That’s because coffee contains caffeine, a natural stimulant that’s also found in tea and cacao plants. But if you’re a frequent coffee drinker and notice you’re feeling more tired, you might need to lay off coffee – experts say that caffeine can … Continue reading Feeling tired after enjoying a cup of coffee? You should probably limit your caffeine intake, advise researchers

Coronavirus can break your heart – literally – says new study

Getting COVID-19 is heartbreaking news for anyone. But a new study reveals that the disease is heartbreaking in more ways than one, especially since it’s been found to tear heart muscles to shreds – at least in vitro. The ability of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus behind the deadly pandemic – to invade the heart muscle and effectively “dice” … Continue reading Coronavirus can break your heart – literally – says new study

Heart attack survivors may benefit more from taking high-dose multivitamins than statins, suggests study

Heart attack survivors are typically at greater risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event, such as stroke or another heart attack. In a recent study published in the American Heart Journal, researchers suggest that taking high-dose multivitamins may be beneficial for heart attack survivors, provided that they’re not on statins, a type of drug used to lower cholesterol levels and prevent heart attack. … Continue reading Heart attack survivors may benefit more from taking high-dose multivitamins than statins, suggests study

Combat hypertension with exercise and a healthy diet: 6 Natural ways to lower blood pressure

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a dangerous condition that can do irreparable damage to the heart. While short bouts of high blood pressure are not necessarily dangerous, a chronic condition, left untreated, heightens the risk of heart disease and its serious complications, including heart failure, heart attack and stroke. High blood pressure can also cause … Continue reading Combat hypertension with exercise and a healthy diet: 6 Natural ways to lower blood pressure

Natural antioxidants in cheese can protect your blood vessels from damage caused by high-salt diets

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that incorporating dairy cheese into a high-sodium diet helps preserve blood vessel function. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Ohio State University found that the natural antioxidants in cheese play a protective role against oxidative stress, which can damage the blood vessels. While small doses of sodium are essential to the body, eating too much dietary sodium is associated with cardiovascular … Continue reading Natural antioxidants in cheese can protect your blood vessels from damage caused by high-salt diets