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How a good night’s sleep helps fight inflammation

How a good night’s sleep helps fight inflammation

Lack of sleep can lead to different health issues like inflammation in the body, especially cardiovascular disease. A new study has found that adequate sleep keeps inflammatory cell levels low. Adults are recommended to have at least seven hours of sleep a night to get all its benefits. It’s pretty well known that getting a good...

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Yo-yo dieting has bad effects on women’s heart health

Yo-yo dieting has bad effects on women’s heart health

A study conducted by a university in New York revealed the negative effects of yo-yo dieting on the heart of women with seven cardiovascular risk factors. Findings indicated that among the female study participants who had yo-yo dieting episodes, they have lower chances of having a healthy BMI and would likely fall under the ‘poor’...

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February is Heart Health Month: Two major studies say fish oil drugs can protect your heart

February is Heart Health Month: Two major studies say fish oil drugs can protect your heart

Evidence from two studies indicated that medications with fish oil components can protect people from fatal heart diseases, strokes and heart attacks. One study called REDUCE-IT involved giving the purified fish oil drug Vascepa to people with heart disease while the other research called VITAL studied the effects of the drug Lovaza. Results have been...

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February is Heart Health Month: Here are exercises to improve your heart health

February is Heart Health Month: Here are exercises to improve your heart health

Heart disease, according to the American Heart Association, is the leading global cause of death especially for women. Exercise is an essential step to promote overall heart health by making the heart muscle stronger, aids in weight loss which eventually prevents damage in the arteries. Cardio exercises and stretching are among the exercises recommended to...

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Your Heart Needs A Good Night’s Sleep to Prevent Atherosclerosis

Your Heart Needs A Good Night’s Sleep to Prevent Atherosclerosis

Frequently sleeping less than six hours nightly and having poor sleep quality contributes to atherosclerosis leading to risks in stroke and heart attacks, says a study. Atherosclerosis, the accumulation of fatty plaques in arteries is also found to be likely developed in people who sleep too much at more than eight hours. Poor quality sleep...

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Why Women Don’t Recognize Their Heart Attack Symptoms

Why Women Don’t Recognize Their Heart Attack Symptoms

In the US, heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women; however, women still wait longer before seeking help during a heart attack. The reason is that many women are not even aware of the signs of a heart attack. During heart attacks, women’s symptoms, time and needs differ from...

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An Hour a Week of Doing This May Reduce Heart Attack Risks by 70 Percent

An Hour a Week of Doing This May Reduce Heart Attack Risks by 70 Percent

Aerobic exercises such as walking, cycling and swimming are beneficial to heart health. But a study from the Iowa State University discovered that strength training is essential as well because it lowers heart disease risks. Findings also state that no need to do this type of exercise many times a week; instead, a total of...

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Sleep Debt and Excessive Sleep Impact Overall Heart Health

Sleep Debt and Excessive Sleep Impact Overall Heart Health

Sleep is an important indicator of overall health and well-being. It is your body’s time to recover from the day’s activities, recharge and ready for the next day. Experts agree that six to eight hours sleep is the most beneficial for the heart, while sleep deprivation and excessive sleeping increase the risks of coronary heart...