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Which jobs affect women’s heart health the most?

Which jobs affect women’s heart health the most?

Some occupations are likely to affect female heart health more negatively than others, but which ones? This question is what one new study set out to answer. Share on PinterestFemales in some professions face a higher risk of developing heart health problems than others, according to a new study. Heart problems are a widespread health […]

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Work and family demands may impact women’s heart health

Work and family demands may impact women’s heart health

Researchers believe that stress and cardiovascular health are linked in some way, but the association is not yet fully clear. A large-scale new study has recently delved into the effects of a unique kind of stress. Share on PinterestBalancing work and family life puts a strain on women’s heart health. According to the American Heart […]

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Atrial fibrillation: Daily alcoholic drink riskier than binge drinking

Atrial fibrillation: Daily alcoholic drink riskier than binge drinking

A new study suggests that drinking small amounts of alcohol frequently rather than having infrequent bouts of binge drinking is more likely to increase the risk of developing atrial fibrillation (A-fib), a condition in which the heart beats irregularly. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that drinking daily may harm the heart’s regular rhythm more than […]

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Causes and treatments for a burning chest

Causes and treatments for a burning chest

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Differences in gut bacteria may predispose to heart attacks

Differences in gut bacteria may predispose to heart attacks

A small study has recently made two breakthrough discoveries. First, that the bacteria present in coronary (heart) plaques are pro-inflammatory, and second, that some people with heart disease harbor different sets of gut bacteria that may contribute to their risk of a heart attack. Some researchers believe that gut bacteria may hold clues about who […]

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Deaths to heart related conditions rising in the US

Deaths to heart related conditions rising in the US

In the United States, total deaths to cardiometabolic disease — which includes heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure — have been rising since 2011, according to new research. New research examines the rate of cardiovascular deaths in the United States, and the racial disparities in these trends. The recent JAMA study investigated national […]

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Blood pressure in our 30s and 40s has lasting impact on brain health

Blood pressure in our 30s and 40s has lasting impact on brain health

A new study followed adults from their mid-30s into their early 70s. It shows an association between blood pressure changes in early adulthood and midlife and brain changes at the endpoint of the study. At what age should we start monitoring people’s blood pressure? High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a risk factor for cardiovascular […]

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Study links insomnia genes to heart disease, stroke risk

Study links insomnia genes to heart disease, stroke risk

Scientists used data from more than 1.6 million people to link insomnia genes to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke but not atrial fibrillation. Does insomnia contribute to heart disease, or is heart disease a contributing factor for insomnia? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with stroke […]

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Plant based diet may reduce cardiovascular death risk by 32%

Plant based diet may reduce cardiovascular death risk by 32%

New research adds to the mounting body of evidence that eating more plant based foods and fewer animal ones may contribute to a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. Eating more vegetables and less meat contributes to a healthy heart, new research suggests. Not only is eating fewer animal products good for the planet, but it […]

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How an ancient mutation may predispose humans to heart disease

How an ancient mutation may predispose humans to heart disease

Humans are the only mammals to naturally develop atherosclerosis, a narrowing of the arteries that can fuel heart disease. Researchers link this to the loss of a single gene in our ancestors around 2–3 million years ago. Why do humans develop atherosclerosis? Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. In the United States, […]