Tag Archives: Cardiovascular Disease

Children Consuming Excessive Sodium, Health Officials Warn

Pizza. Soups. Processed Snacks. Many American kids love to fill up on these salty foods to keep hunger at bay. Trouble is, these quick meals loaded with sodium could be setting up children for heart disease when they’re older, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Roughly 90 percent of […]

Eating Whole Grains May Lower Risk of Premature Death, Study Suggests

Oatmeal may not be your top choice for breakfast but it could become your favorite when you consider the benefits of eating whole grains. Researchers say eating at least three servings of whole grains every day may lower your risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer and all causes, according to an analysis of nutrition studies published […]

Pregnancy Complications May Increase Risk for Heart Disease

Complications during pregnancy may signal heart disease later in life for women. Gestational high blood pressure, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and preterm birth not only pose potential health risks to the baby and mother during pregnancy, but are also associated with an increased risk for heart disease later in life. While pregnancy complications have not been found to […]

Weight Loss Takes More Than Just Exercise, Study Shows

Exercise can only help so much when it comes to losing weight, a new study shows. People who want to lose weight should focus on what they’re eating as well as exercising regularly. Researchers say there’s a reason exercise by itself isn’t enough: the body adapts to higher activity levels. According to a new study […]

Prevent Heart Disease With Screenings, Treatment for Risk Factors

Although heart disease remains the leading cause of death for Americans, many people can lower their risk by taking advantage of regular cardiovascular screenings, changing their lifestyle and taking any necessary medication. In fact, an analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last year, found that preventable risk factors account for half of all heart disease […]

One in 5 Youths Has Unhealthy Cholesterol, CDC Reports

Twenty percent of children in the United States who are over the age of 5 have unhealthy cholesterol levels, according to new federal health data. As a result, these children will likely be at greater risk for heart disease and stroke when they are adults, researchers wrote in a data brief by the federal Centers […]

Most People Have Less Joint Pain, Better Mobility After Weight Loss Surgery, New Study Finds

The majority of patients who have bariatric surgery say they have less joint pain and are able to walk more easily three years after their surgery, a new study finds. About 70 percent of more than 2,200 patients followed in the study who had severe hip and knee pain or disability before surgery experienced an […]

Most Americans’ Hearts Older Than Their Age

Is your heart older than you? Chances are, it is. A new federal health report shows that three out of four U.S. adults have a predicted heart age that is older than their chronological age – putting them at higher risk for heart attacks and stroke. Having high blood pressure or diabetes, smoking and carrying […]

Exercise During Adolescence May Offer Lasting Benefits for Women

Exercising during adolescence may protect women from cancer and cardiovascular disease later in life, new research shows. A large study that included about 75,000 women in China found that women who exercised up to 80 minutes weekly as adolescents had a 16 percent lower risk of death from cancer and a 15 percent lower risk […]

Moderate Drinking in Later Years May Cause Heart Damage

Drinking two or more alcoholic drinks every day may damage the heart of elderly people, according to new research. Women appear to be particularly vulnerable to alcohol’s negative effects to the heart when they drank moderate to higher levels of alcohol. The study was published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.  Researchers […]