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Getting more vitamin D may lower heart disease risk among individuals with darker skin

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May 17, 2021 … UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Making sure you’re getting enough vitamin D may be a simple way to lower heart disease risk, especially among individuals with darker skin. That’s the main finding of a new study by researchers Penn State University. Study authors investigated the links between skin pigmentation, vitamin D, and heart health to reach these…

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…

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…

‘Good’ gut bacteria may actually lower heart disease risk linked to eating red meat

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Jan 27, 2021 … COLUMBUS, Ohio — In 2018, a landmark study showed that gut bacteria plays an important role in red meat’s contribution to heart disease. Now, researchers from The Ohio State University say some gut bacteria may actually prevent heart disease, rather than promote it. Gut bacteria synthesizes a molecule called trimethylamine (TMA) when they digest molecules…

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,…

Replacing red meat with plant foods can lower heart disease risk in men

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Dec 12, 2020 … LONDON — Another study is suggesting that carnivores are doing it all wrong. Researchers in Boston say eating red meat of any kind can increase the chances of developing coronary heart disease (CHD), especially in men. Their findings reveal replacing meatier diets with plant foods, like beans and nuts, can help to reduce this risk.…