Tag Archives: Cardiovascular disease
Widened pulse pressure may increase the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease. Pulse pressure is the difference between your two blood pressure readings – systolic and diastolic. Systolic pressure, the top number, is the pressure with which your blood… Read More
In recognition of World Cancer Day—taking place on February 4, 2017—Bel Marra Health has put together a roundup of articles featuring information on colorectal cancer and prostate cancer, as well as how these diseases relate to and are affected by… Read More
Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have developed new tools to help doctors predict the 10-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The team has created a set of risk charts specific to 182 countries that can… Read More
A recent study conducted by Purdue University is reporting that consuming red meat does not affect short-term cardiovascular disease risk factors like high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
The study reviewed and analyzed 24 research articles meeting specific criteria that… Read More
A new test can help reduce the risk of recurring heart attacks associated with cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of heart attack in the U.S. Antiplatelet therapy, which stops the formation of artery-blocking blood clots, is used as a preventative… Read More
Cardiovascular mortality risk can be predicted based on the length of telomeres, the protective caps at the end of chromosomes, according to research findings. Short telomeres have been associated with an increased risk of death from heart disease, but more… Read More
New research suggests that consuming a handful of nuts a day can greatly benefit your health. The study found that eating 20 grams of nuts daily lowers the risk of developing various conditions.
Heart disease risk was found to be… Read More
Recent research suggests that people who suffer from inflammatory joint disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease that could be better controlled if only preventative measures were adopted.
Although there is no definitive proof… Read More
Cardiovascular disease risk reduced with lower LDL cholesterol and blood pressure combination. Study lead investigator Brian Ference explained, “[The results] demonstrate for the first time that LDL cholesterol and SBP [systolic blood pressure] have independent, multiplicative, and cumulative causal… Read More
Improving cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) helps lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. CRF has been long known as a predictor of cardiovascular health, hence, cardiorespiratory fitness assessment should be made part of a regular physical examination in order to have a… Read More
Dementia and cognitive decline may be delayed by preventing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This is important as more people are living longer with diabetes, as obesity rates continue to rise, and more people are living with chronic heart disease. A… Read More
Immediate sudden cardiac arrest treatment is key to preventing death when unexpected loss of heart function occurs. There are specific guidelines when treating those who have sudden cardiac arrest, as well as tips to prevent the risk of such a… Read More