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Heat Waves and Pollution Increase Risk of Heart Attacks

According to a recent Chinese study, extreme heat and air pollution can double the risk of deadly heart attacks. With global warming increasing the frequency of extreme heat events across the world, it’s crucial to understand the risks it presents to our heart. Here, we explore the findings of the study, and how we can…

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Better Dental Hygiene Can Prevent Heart Failure

A new South Korean study has revealed that the risk of heart failure in those with Type 2 Diabetes can be reduced with better dental hygiene. These findings highlight the significant link between dental wellness and cardiovascular health. Here, we’ll explore the link between oral hygiene and heart failure in diabetes patients, and ways to…

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Commuting Choices and Cardiovascular Risk

You may be familiar with the saying: ‘The journey is just as important as the destination.’ But when it comes to your daily commute and your health, this familiar phrase takes on a whole new, and quite literal, significance. Increasing amounts of research show that how we travel to work – our daily commuting choice…

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Dangers of E-Cigarettes on Heart Health

E-cigarettes, also known as vapes, are advertised as being a healthier alternative to smoking. With a choice of enticing flavours and a less noticeable odour, it’s no surprise these tobacco alternatives have surged in popularity. But beneath the veil of this so-called ‘safe smoking,’ there lurks a less glamorous, and frightening reality. While e-cigarettes may…

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The Benefits of a Low Carb Diet for Blood Pressure

According to a recent report, a low-carb diet can be more effective in reducing blood pressure than medications designed for weight loss. Those following a low-carb diet are twice as likely to experience reduced blood pressure compared to those taking a weight loss pill. The recent research provides additional evidence to support the health benefits…

Reversing diabetes

Reversing Diabetes for Better Heart Health

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body’s cells fail to react appropriately to insulin. This results in an accumulation of glucose (or sugar) in the blood, as it doesn’t efficiently transform into energy within the cells. Having too much sugar in the blood is linked to various health issues, and if not managed properly, can…

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Cardiovascular Disease Lifestyle Risk Factors

Cardiovascular disease comes with a long list of recognised risk factors. In fact, the list of risks keeps increasing as more is discovered about the condition. In recent years, some surprising new risk factors have come to light, including a history of premature birth and various lifestyle factors. The good news is even small lifestyle…

heart and brain health

What’s Good for Your Heart is Good for Your Brain

Ground-breaking research conducted by a group of U.S. scientists has uncovered a compelling link between heart and brain health. It appears that those who encountered heart-related concerns during their middle years, faced a higher risk of memory and thinking difficulties later in life. Fostering a healthy heart from early adulthood could potentially postpone cognitive decline…

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Mediterranean Diets and Cardiovascular Disease

The Lyon Heart Study was a randomized, controlled trial conducted in France between 1988 and 1992, to investigate the effects of a Mediterranean-style diet on cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes in patients who had previously experienced a myocardial infarction (MI), or heart attack. The study is considered a landmark in the field of cardiovascular nutrition, as…

Insulin Resistance

Insulin Resistance and your Heart Health

Insulin resistance is a condition that occurs when the body’s cells become less responsive to insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps regulate blood sugar levels. It is linked to a range of lifestyle factors, including being overweight or obese and living an inactive lifestyle. Insulin resistance is often considered a precursor to…