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Put a ring on it: Married people less likely to suffer from heart disease, stroke

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Mar 31, 2019 … LONDON — The grass may be greenest on the hitched side, after all. Recent research finds that being married may help prevent heart disease and stroke, as well as the associated risk of death. Studies have shown that 80 percent of cardiovascular disease cases are attributed to several widely-accepted risk factors: age, gender, high blood…

Overweight people more likely to survive a stroke, study shows

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Mar 06, 2019 … PHILADELPHIA — Carrying some extra weight does have its upsides, despite all the experts telling us otherwise. A new study shows that being overweight — or even obese — may actually increase one’s chances of surviving a stroke. Researchers say the study falls in line with similar findings under a phenomenon known as the obesity paradox, which…

Hormone therapy during gender transition may worsen risk for heart attack, stroke, blood clots

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Feb 19, 2019 … DALLAS — People who receive hormone therapy while undergoing gender transition face an increased risk of suffering from potentially deadly heart conditions, according to a study published by the American Heart Association. The research, carried out by a team of Dutch researchers, showed that hormone treatments worsen one’s risk for several cardiovascular issues including strokes,…

Those daily ‘brain farts’ may be sign you’ve suffered ‘silent strokes,’ study finds

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Feb 07, 2019 … TORONTO — That bout of unusual absentmindedness you notice happening more frequently may be more than just a symptom of stress or an everyday brain fart. A new study finds that adults who find themselves losing their train of thought or forgetting what it was they were doing (or about to do) may be showing…

Study: E-cigarettes increase risk of stroke, heart attack, heart disease

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Feb 02, 2019 … DALLAS — People who use e-cigarettes face an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and coronary heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. In what’s believed to be the largest study to date examining e-cigarettes and stroke, researchers pulled data on 400,000 respondents from a nationally-representative survey taken in 2016. They found that 3.2% of all…

Synthetic cannabis may increase risk of stroke in young users

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Sep 04, 2018 … LONDON — A strange medical incident involving a 25-year-old prison inmate preceded new warnings against synthetic cannabis, including some more common varieties known as “spice” or “k2.” Researchers believe the dangerous drugs could potentially lead to strokes in young adults who use them. A group of doctors in Buffalo, New York point specifically to the…

Research: Multivitamins don’t prevent heart attacks, stroke, cardiovascular death

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Jul 14, 2018 … DALLAS — Many Americans take multivitamins and other mineral supplements every day as part of their diets with the hope of maintaining optimal health and extending their lifespan. But do they really provide any benefit? New research published in an American Heart Association journal claims that vitamin supplements have no effect on heart health, and won’t…

Mythbuster: Research shows whole-milk products won’t kill you, may even prevent strokes

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Jul 13, 2018 … HOUSTON — Worried that using whole milk in your latte instead of the less-delicious and supposedly healthier nonfat kind will take years off your lifespan? You can calm those fears: a new study finds that consuming full-fat dairy products — including cheese, yogurt, and butter — likely won’t play a role in sending you to…

Weight gain in teen years raises risk of suffering stroke as adult

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Apr 11, 2018 … MINNEAPOLIS — Weight gain during a child’s teenage years could be strong indicators of stroke risk in adulthood, a study by an international team of scientists found. Compared with children who don’t become overweight in their teenage years, adolescents who pack on extra pounds have a much higher risk of stroke later in life. “The stroke…

Doctors: Cut your risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke by eating food slowly

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Mar 17, 2018 … HIROSHIMA, Japan — Eating slowly gives us time to savor each bite. There is another motivating factor besides tantalizing our taste buds. According to researchers with Hiroshima University, people who take longer to eat are less likely to become obese or to develop “metabolic syndrome,” a catch-all term for heart disease, diabetes and stroke risk…

Sleep well, live longer: Study links insomnia to heart attack, stroke

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Dec 07, 2017 … SHENYANG, China — Struggling to fall asleep can be maddening, but it may also carry serious health risks. A recent study finds that insomnia can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. With more people suffering from insomnia symptoms than ever, including difficulty initiating sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, early-morning awakening, and non-restorative sleep, the…

Study: Race a bigger factor than weight in heart disease, diabetes, stroke risks

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Apr 04, 2017 … SAN FRANCISCO — Keeping a healthy heart in an effort to lower the risks of potentially deadly ailments like cardiovascular disease often means people work hard to watch their weight. A new study, however, finds that there’s an even bigger factor that can’t be controlled when it comes to predicting the risk of heart disease and…

Marijuana use linked to increased risk of stroke, heart failure, study finds

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Mar 13, 2017 … WASHINGTON — Amid the looming legalization of marijuana in more than half of U.S. states, a new study finds that actually using weed increases your likelihood of stroke or heart failure. Researchers at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) drew their research from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, a survey that contains data from patients in…

Cholesterol-fighting statins help ward off depression, study finds

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May 18, 2022 … PHILADELPHIA — Statins have been prescribed to tens of millions of cholesterol patients since their approval in the1980s to prevent heart attack and stroke. Decades later, a new study is suggesting statins may benefit patients’ mental health as well. More specifically, the study assessed the potential impact of statin use on emotional bias, considered a marker…