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Eating fried foods could increase death risk, study warns

Eating fried foods could increase death risk, study warns

A new study featuring in The BMJ cautions that women over 50 who regularly eat fried foods may be increasing their own death risk. Are you a fan of fried foods? If you eat them too frequently, you may increase your death risk, researchers warn. Many studies have shown that eating fried foods on a […]

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What are the benefits of golden milk?

What are the benefits of golden milk?

Golden milk is a traditional Indian drink that people make with turmeric, which gives it a yellow or gold hue. People also call golden milk “turmeric milk.” To make golden milk, a person must warm up nondairy milk with turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and other spices. Many of these spices contain antioxidants or have anti-inflammatory properties. […]

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Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria

Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria

Scientists have uncovered further evidence of how a diet rich in red meat interacts with gut bacteria to raise the risk of heart disease. A diet rich in red meat may affect heart disease risk by triggering the production of certain metabolites in the gut. They found that people who ate red meat as their […]

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Exercise may prevent heart attacks in otherwise healthy people

Exercise may prevent heart attacks in otherwise healthy people

New research published in the European Heart Journal suggests that even people with no signs of cardiovascular disease should exercise to prevent a heart attack. Cardiorespiratory fitness can be a predictor of future problems, warn the researchers. Even fit and healthy people should exercise regularly to keep heart disease at bay. Heart disease remains the […]

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Heart attacks increasingly common in young women

Heart attacks increasingly common in young women

New research finds a worrying trend in the incidence of heart attacks in recent decades. The results indicate that young women are more likely than young men to need hospitalization for heart attacks, as well as to develop other cardiometabolic conditions. More and more young women develop heart disease, and doctors should pay more attention […]

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What are the types of atrial fibrillation?

What are the types of atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, that often causes the heart to beat at an abnormally fast rate. Doctors need to determine which type of atrial fibrillation a person has to choose the best treatment option for them. The three main types of atrial fibrillation (A-fib) are paroxysmal, persistent, and long-term […]

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What is atrial fibrillation?

What is atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm, also known as an arrhythmia. Blood flow from the top chambers of the heart to the bottom chambers varies from beat to beat, and the heart cannot pump blood to the rest of the body efficiently. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that between 2.7 […]

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How does a doctor diagnose atrial fibrillation?

How does a doctor diagnose atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is a heart disorder that causes an irregular heart rhythm known as arrhythmia. It can often make the heart beat faster, which can reduce the blood supply to the rest of the body. Early diagnosis helps reduce the risk of severe complications, such as stroke or heart failure. A doctor may perform one […]

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What happens during atrial fibrillation?

What happens during atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation or A-fib is a condition where the heart has an irregular rhythm. It is caused by a malfunction in the conduction of electricity in the upper chambers or atria of the heart. A range of conditions that can cause changes in the electrical conduction system of the heart or the muscle around it […]

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Heart attack: Some risk factors affect women more

Heart attack: Some risk factors affect women more

Some of the main factors that can predispose a person to heart attack include smoking cigarettes, having high blood pressure and high cholesterol, being overweight, and having diabetes. Whom do these risk factors affect the most, however? How do risk factors for heart attack impact men vs. women? A new study weighs in. During a […]