Cardiovascular / Cardiology Smoking / Quit Smoking

Stroke: Smoking both traditional and e-cigarettes may raise risk

A team at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, has uncovered another electronic cigarette health concern. This time, it relates to stroke risk. In recent years, the popularity of e-cigarettes has soared. A 2016 study found that 10.8 million adults in the United States were current e-cigarette users. It is common for people to switch from […]

Cardiovascular / Cardiology

Cardiomyopathy: What to know

Cardiomyopathy is a disease that involves a weakened heart muscle. The condition makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood throughout the body. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiomyopathy may occur in as many as 1 in 500 people, but it frequently goes undiagnosed. Cardiomyopathy can develop over time, […]

Cardiovascular / Cardiology Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness

5 healthful living factors extend disease-free life

According to a new study, a combination of healthful lifestyle choices, such as maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, and regularly exercising, can significantly extend the number of years that an individual avoids disease. Share on PinterestA healthful lifestyle doesn’t just extend life; it extends disease-free life. On average, we are living longer lives; however, […]

Cardiovascular / Cardiology Heart Disease

Cholesterol levels in young adults can predict heart disease risk

A recent study investigates the relationship between cholesterol levels in young adulthood and cardiovascular risk in later life — with interesting recommendations for further research. Share on PinterestA recent study looks at the long term impact of high cholesterol levels. Research has already well documented that high cholesterol levels can lead to heart disease, the […]

Cardiovascular / Cardiology Hypertension

High blood pressure research: 2019 overview

In this special feature, we collate some of the most intriguing hypertension studies from 2019. We particularly focus on nutrition, risk factors, and hypertension’s relationship with dementia. Share on Pinterest2019 has been a fascinating year for hypertension research. Today, in the United States, around 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure, which doctors also […]

Cardiovascular / Cardiology Heart Disease

How fish oil might reduce inflammation

Recent research has revealed a mechanism through which fish oil, which contains omega-3 fatty acids, might reduce inflammation. A study that tested an enriched fish oil supplement found that it increased blood levels of certain anti-inflammatory molecules. Share on PinterestA new study sheds light on the inflammation-reducing properties of fish oil supplements. The anti-inflammatory molecules […]