Category “Heart Health”

British Heart Foundation issues warning as report shows shocking inactivity levels in Britain

April 4th, 2017

The British Heart Foundation has issued a warning after a report revealed that 20 million people in Britain could be described as “inactive.” Recent research suggests that inactivity costs the NHS more than £1.2 billion per year. It is a major risk factor for heart disease, and can also increase the risk of type 2 […]

Vitamin C Supplements Could Help to Reduce Heart Disease

September 8th, 2015
Vitamin C Supplements Could Help to Reduce Heart Disease

Scientists have discovered that taking a daily dose of vitamin C can help to protect against vascular diseases in those who are overweight. A new study claims that daily supplements of vitamin C could be as beneficial as walking with regards to improving heart health in overweight people. Researchers have discovered that taking the equivalent of […]

Brisk Walking Can Increase Your Lifespan

September 1st, 2015
Brisk Walking Can Increase Your Lifespan

According to health experts, a brisk 25 minute walk every day can add up to 7 years to your life. At the European Society of Cardiology congress, researchers claimed that exercising regularly could increase the average lifespan and reduce ageing. Sanjay Sharma from St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in South London said that […]

Chocolate Linked to Lower Risk of Stroke and Heart Disease

June 16th, 2015
Chocolate Linked to Lower Risk of Stroke and Heart Disease

Eating around two chocolate bars per day has been linked to a decreased risk of stroke and heart disease. The University of Aberdeen led research that discovered those who consume a higher intake of chocolate had an 11 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 25 percent lower risk of associated death than those […]

Expert Calls for Cardiac Screening in Athletes

May 19th, 2015
Expert Calls for Cardiac Screening in Athletes

A leading doctor has called for cardiac screening in athletes, just days after two Belgian footballers died suddenly. Dr Paolo Adami, from the Institute of Sport Medicine and Science of the Italian Olympic Committee, believes that screening should be introduced in a bid to spot potentially fatal heart abnormalities among elite performers. Dr Adami recently […]

Coffee Can Cut The Risk of Heart Disease

March 9th, 2015
Coffee Can Cut The Risk of Heart Disease

Coffee can reduce the danger of heart attacks, suggests a study by researchers from the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, South Korea. Published in peer-reviewed medical journal Heart, the cross-sectional study was designed to discover if a link existed between coffee consumption and the early signs of heart disease. The study looked at 25,000 people in South Korea and found […]

Study Suggests That Yoga is Good for the Heart

December 16th, 2014
Study Suggests That Yoga is Good for the Heart

Yoga has long been associated with increased flexibility, strength and muscle tone, but a new study has indicated that it could also have benefits for the heart. Research conducted in the Netherlands suggests that doing yoga could help to reduce the risk of developing risk factors for heart disease, including high blood pressure and high […]

Endurance Exercise May Be Detrimental To Your Heart

May 22nd, 2014
Endurance Exercise May Be Detrimental To Your Heart

Society has a firm and unwavering focus on waistlines in an attempt to make nations interested in being as healthy as possible. Although the UK isn’t the most obese nation across the globe, the ranking position is still fairly high and even more so for the younger generations. For years many health specialists have praised […]

German Researchers Discover Heart Attack Gene

November 13th, 2013
German Researchers Discover Heart Attack Gene

German researchers have discovered a gene, which may increase your risk of suffering a heart attack. Researchers from the German Heart Centre think that the gene increases the risk of suffering a heart attack by around 15 per cent. The research team conducted a study involving 30,000 people and discovered that 64 per cent of […]

Novel Stem Cell Method Discovered for Cardiac Repair

February 24th, 2012
Novel Stem Cell Method Discovered for Cardiac Repair

Researchers at the University of California South Francisco Medical Centre are pioneering new methods for using stem cells to repair cardiac tissue damaged through heart-attack. Tested through UCSF’s Translational Cardiac Stem Cell Program, the findings of the study aim to promote healthier cardiac function, rejuvenate blood vessels, reduce scarring and lower the dangers of cardiac […]

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