Category Archives: Heart Health

65 Years Old with Low Physical Activity Are Associated with Future Cardiovascular Disease

More research shows how important physical activity is in the fight against cardiovascular disease. According to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, people older than 65 who have reduced physical function may have a greater risk of developing heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. Traditional cardiovascular disease risk faction, including here to read more

What Happens To Your Body When You’re Sedentary

Activity, activity, activity. It may be like it’s all you hear sometimes. There’s a good reason why that advice dominates: it has a lot of benefits, including lower risk for a host of chronic conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. It can also help with mobility. It’s biggest benefit can be that it offers here to read more

Frequent Night Shifts Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes among People with High Blood Pressure

New research has found that people with high blood pressure who work night shifts have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. According to the Journal of the American Heart Association study, the risk is even higher among people who slept too much or too little when not working. This new research adds to here to read more


Dietary Salt Intake Leads to Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease: Study

Cardiovascular pressure, also known as blood pressure, may be influenced by dietary salt, putting people at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and death. A new study from Vanderbilt University has discovered that activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome (a protein complex involved in the inflammatory response) in immune cells can contribute to salt-sensitive hypertension. The here to read more

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Associated with Cardiac Arrhythmias: Study

New information from the American Heart Association (AHA) has provided new important guidelines about sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and cardiac arrhythmias. SBD is often undiagnosed, but new research shows how it may be associated with developing cardiac arrhythmia. Approximately 1 billion people suffer from SDB worldwide. Alterations in breathing during sleep characterize the condition. Previous studies here to read more

Measuring Blood Pressure in Both Arms May Improve Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease Diagnosis: Study

It’s been known for a while that high blood pressure is best detected by taking readings from both arms, but a recent study has provided evidence to suggest it may also help to diagnose hypertension and cardiovascular disease. The study showed that when diagnosing hypertension, using blood pressure measurements from both arms resulted in more here to read more

Bananas Can Give a Healthful Boost to Your Heart

Bananas are known for their sweetness. If you ask me, they basically taste like candy. But don’t let that fool you: these long yellow fruits can offer important health benefits. New research is showing that bananas and other potassium-rich foods can boost heart health, particularly in women. Potassium-rich foods like bananas, avocado, and salmon can here to read more