Heart Disease

Switching off this enzyme reversed prediabetes in mice

Targeting the body’s ceramide chemistry in a subtle way could lead to the development of safe new treatments for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other metabolic conditions. Scientists have reversed prediabetes by switching off a certain enzyme. This was the suggestion that scientists made after finding that they could reverse prediabetes in mice with […]

Heart Disease

These diets and supplements may not really protect the heart

Doctors often recommend certain dietary interventions — such as following a Mediterranean-type diet or cutting salt intake — in the interest of protecting heart health. On top of this, many individuals believe that dietary supplements will help them stay healthy. Can supplements and dietary interventions protect the heart? Not according to a new meta-analysis. Common […]

Heart Disease

Statins may double the risk of type 2 diabetes

New research finds an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes among people who take statins in an effort to lower their cholesterol levels and keep heart disease at bay. Among statins’ unwanted effects may be an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. Many people take statins to lower cholesterol and reduce the […]

Heart Disease Nutrition / Diet

Low fruit and vegetable intake may account for millions of deaths

Findings from a new study suggest that inadequate consumption of fruits and vegetables may be a major factor in heart disease death. Not eating enough fruits or vegetables may have dire consequences for cardiovascular health. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants. A diet that includes fruits and vegetables can […]

Heart Disease Hypertension

Heart disease death: ‘White coat hypertension’ may double risk

New research suggests that untreated ‘white coat hypertension’ may be a major risk factor for heart disease and heart disease-related death. Blood pressure may spike when a doctor performs the reading. White coat hypertension describes a disorder in which a person develops high blood pressure only in the presence of doctors. Some doctors and researchers […]

Heart Disease

What to do in the event of a heart attack

Learning to recognize warning signs and risk factors can help people avoid a heart attack. When a person has a heart attack, knowing what to do and acting quickly can help them have a better outcome. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a person has a heart attack every 40 seconds […]