Posts Tagged ‘ cardiovascular disease ’

Sitting Hazardous to Your Health

November 19, 2013
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A number of studies have demonstrated that sitting increases all-death mortality as well as potentially shortens your lifespan. Another study adds more specific potential hazards in that “sedentary time (sitting) is associated with an (112%) increased risk of diabetes, (147% increased risk) cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular and (49% increased risk) all-cause mortality.” At this...
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Women Take Job Strain to Heart

July 30, 2013
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Everyone knows that the stresses and strains of daily living take their toll on our health. This can lead to a number of ailments, including cardiovascular disease (CVD). Many times, those stresses and strains are job related. A recent study found that job strain and highly active jobs may be more dangerous for women...
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For Men – Fitness Reduces Mortality Risks, Weight Loss Doesn’t

January 15, 2013
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A remarkable study compared fitness and weight loss to see which had the greatest impact in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease death and “all-cause mortality” (death from anything) for men. The study involved over 14,000 men with an average age of 44 years. After almost 11 ½ years, the researchers examined the results,...
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Eating Fish Reduces Cardiovascular Disease in Women

December 20, 2012
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A study of young women in their 30’s found that eating fish can help lower their risk of cardiovascular disease. The researchers followed over 48,000 women for eight years. Fish and fish oil provide n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCn3FAs) which have important anti-inflammatory qualities. In this study, the researchers found that “little or no...
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Eating Antioxidants Reduces Stroke Risk for Women

October 15, 2012
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A recent study found that women without a history of cardiovascular disease who ate the most antioxidants reduced their risk of stroke by 17%. Even those with a history of cardiovascular disease were able to reduce their stroke risk by 10% by consuming antioxidants. It’s actually easy to get a rich supply of antioxidants...
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Chocolate Shown Good for Heart and Mind

August 2, 2012
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It isn’t often that you hear that the food you like (and thought was “bad for you”) is actually beneficial to your health. Such is the case with chocolate, that almost irresistible temptation that seems to be the base of most desserts. A study presented in Paris found that “the highest levels of chocolate...
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More Potassium, Less Sodium

April 17, 2012
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The ratio between your sodium (salt) intake and your potassium intake can have an impact on your health. A recent study found that “higher sodium-potassium ratio is associated with significantly increased risk of CVD (cardiovascular disease) and all-cause mortality, and higher sodium intake is associated with increased total mortality.” Good sources of potassium include...
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Cardiovascular Disease Can Cause Depression for Women

April 5, 2012
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is commonly caused by weight gain and obesity. One type of CVD is coronary artery calcification, or calcium on the arteries of the heart. New research has found that depression is associated with the progression of coronary artery calcification in midlife women. Another reason why staying in shape makes you happier....
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TV Increases Risks of Diabetes, Cardio Vascular Disease & Death

February 21, 2012
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The evils of television watching include more than just obesity. A new study found that “prolonged TV viewing (two hours per day or more) was associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality.” TV viewing for three hours or more is associated with an even greater risk of all-cause...
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Bottle Feeding May Contribute to Obesity

December 29, 2011
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Experts are discovering that obesity can begin even before children enter elementary school. A recent study found that bottle feeding can actually contribute to obesity in children. According to the study “the prevalence of obesity at 5.5 years was 22.9% in children who at 24 months were using a bottle and was 16.1% in...
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