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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,…

Heart failure and stroke rates on the rise among men under 40

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Apr 09, 2021 … GOTHENBERG, Sweden — Generally, heart failure and stroke is much more common in older adults than younger individuals. However, an unsettling new study reports more and more younger adult men under 40 are experiencing both. Conducted by researchers from the University of Gothenberg, this research also discovered a link between these higher rates of cardiovascular disease…

Rejection really can break your heart, scientists warn

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Mar 27, 2021 … BOSTON — Rejection can easily crush one’s soul, but it turns out it can be physically damaging too. Researchers say that being dumped really can break your heart, causing what’s known as “broken heart syndrome.” That’s because overwhelming stress, such as rejection or grief, triggers neurons that regulate the organ. These nerve cells are found…

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…

Optimism, feeling happy helps keeps your heart healthy and strong

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Jan 25, 2021 … DALLAS, Texas — The expression “healthy mind, healthy body” may have never been as relevant as it is in a new study on heart health. Researchers with the American Heart Association say positive mental health and generally staying optimistic about life can reduce a person’s chances of developing heart disease. “A person’s mind, heart and body…

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,…

There’s ‘no limit’ to benefits of exercise when it comes to heart health, study shows

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Jan 18, 2021 … OXFORD, England — Here’s another reason to make a daily jog or bike ride a priority. There is simply no limit to the benefits of exercise for our hearts, according to the largest ever study of its kind. Researchers at Oxford University say the lowest risk of cardiovascular disease, including conditions such as a heart…

Flavors added to vaping devices damage the heart, vanilla custard the most toxic of all

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Dec 17, 2020 … TAMPA, Fla. — While health officials and lawmakers continue trying to steer young people away from vaping, the wide variety of enticing flavors added to these products make that a tough task. Although most of the worry over vaping comes from the risk of addiction, lung damage, and threat of switching to conventional cigarettes, a…

Mothers’ lifestyle determines when children will develop heart disease, study shows

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Nov 06, 2020 … Author: “Our study suggests that mothers are the primary gatekeepers of their children’s health.” SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France — Parents impart many things to their children. A study by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) says this doesn’t just apply to what parents teach their kids, but also to the health they pass on to them as…