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Vitamin K — both from meat and leafy greens — provides great protection for the heart

https://www.studyfinds.org/vitamin-k-reduce-heart-disease/

Aug 10, 2021 … JOONDALUP, Australia — A diet rich in vitamin K can lower the risk of heart disease due to atherosclerosis by over 30 percent, a new study reveals. Researchers at Edith Cowan University note this benefit doesn’t just come from vitamin K coming from green leafy vegetables, but also from vitamin K-rich foods like meat, eggs, and…

Study reveals significant drop in heart patients using cardiac rehab services during COVID

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Jun 04, 2021 … EXETER, United Kingdom — COVID-19 is directly responsible for a litany of awful health issues and symptoms. Unfortunately, COVID’s medial repercussions stretch far beyond just infected patients. The pandemic has made it that much more difficult for people to gain access to the medical care they need. Now, a new study reports the number of…

Stressful presidential elections could significantly worsen heart health for voters

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May 23, 2021 … CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Donald Trump’s contentious 2016 presidential election victory over Hillary Clinton may have done more than rile the emotions of voters on both sides of the aisle. According to new research, abnormal heart rhythms almost doubled after the election among vulnerable patients. The figure is based on people in the U.S. with implanted…

Drinking alcohol in moderation ‘beneficially impacts the brain-heart connection’

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May 06, 2021 … WASHINGTON — For all the people who enjoy going to happy hour after work to “blow off some steam,” they may actually be on to something. A new study reveals drinking moderate amounts of alcohol can reduce stress-related signals which could cause heart disease. Researchers with the American College of Cardiology say this is the first…

Cup of leafy green veggies (even in a smoothie) a day keeps heart disease away!

https://www.studyfinds.org/cup-of-leafy-green-vegetables-heart-disease/

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…

Researchers discover drug that can mend the physical damage of a broken heart

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Apr 20, 2021 … MELBOURNE, Australia — From someone experiencing chest pain after a breakup, to a married couple dying within minutes of each other, there are many real examples of what doctors call broken heart syndrome. While the emotional scars are a separate issue, there may finally be a way to prevent lasting physical injury. Researchers in Australia say,…