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On Your Feet for Heart Health

A new study from Australia that looked at how sitting, standing and stepping may affect heart health, weight and fitness found that just two hours of standing instead of sitting may decrease blood sugar and blood fat levels. Source: Daily Rx Read More

Aging may protect blood vessels from oxidative stress

Researchers have found that blood vessels adapt during the aging process to reduce damage from oxidative stress. Source: Medical News Today Read More

Cardiovascular disease in females new perspectives on lifelong risks

While heart disease is the number one cause of death in both sexes, it poses special considerations in women—with risks often beginning in childhood and changing at different stages of life. Insights on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in women and girls throughout the life span are shared in a special symposium feature in the June issue of The American Journal of Medical Sciences. Source: Medical Xpress Read More

Positive lifestyle factors linked to lower HF risk in older adults

Adults aged 65 years and older who are physically active, not obese, have modest alcohol intake and do not smoke were more likely to have a lower risk for HF compared with adults who do not report these positive lifestyle factors, according to results of a new study. Source: Healio Read More

Visualising calcified coronary arteries may be wake-up call to change lifestyle

Looking at images of their own calcified coronary arteries may be a wake-up call for patients with newly diagnosed coronary artery disease to change their lifestyles, reveals new research. The study was presented today at EuroHeartCare 2015 by Rikke Elmose Mols, a nurse and PhD student in the Department of Cardiology at Aarhus University Hospital-Skejby in Denmark. Source: Medical News Today Read More

Early RA patients have impaired myocardial & vascular function at early stage of disease

The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) demonstrated for the first time that treatment-naive patients with early Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) have myocardial and vascular abnormalities, even at the earliest stage of their disease. These findings suggest that patients may develop early cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle), increasing their risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality from the time of their diagnosis. Cardiomyopathy is a serious condition and a leading cause of hospitalisation worldwide. Source: Medical Xpress Read More

Aneurysms may recur years after endovascular treatment

Endovascular treatment (EVT) of intracranial aneurysm is effective in preventing long-term bleeding, but may be followed by aneurysm recurrences in a significant proportion of cases, according to a new magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) study published online in the journal Radiology. Source: Medical News Today Read More

Risk score developed for life expectancy of hospital patients

Researchers at the MedUni Vienna's University Department of Anaesthetics, General Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, the University Department of Internal Medicine III and the Centre for Medical Statistics, Information Technology and Intelligent Systems have developed the world's first prognosis scoring system (PANDORA score) for hospital patients and their life expectancy within the next 30 days. This is the first specific undertaking from the "nutritionDay worldwide" project, launched ten years ago by Michael Hiesmayr, Head of the Clinical Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, in collaboration with Karin Schindler at the MedUni Vienna. Source: Medical Xpress Read More

New findings support the benefits of eating walnuts on overall health

Multiple new research abstracts suggest walnuts may have the potential to positively affect several important health factors. From their impact on colon cancer and certain aspects of cognitive aging, to their positive effect on both gut health and vascular health, the research findings presented at Experimental Biology 2015 (EB) detail our latest understanding of walnuts' inner workings. Running March 28 through April 1 in Boston, this annual meeting attracts an international audience of over 14,000 leading research scientists and exhibitors. Source: Medical News Today Read More

Adding peanuts to a meal benefits vascular health

A study of peanut consumption showed that including them as a part of a high fat meal improved the post-meal triglyceride response and preserved endothelial function. Vascular dysfunction plays a major role in the development of atherosclerosis and the formation of coronary plaques and lesions that lead to coronary artery disease. Source: Science Daily Read More
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