Cardiovascular Disease

Widespread Aspirin Use Despite Few Benefits, High Risks

Nearly 30 million Americans older than 40 take aspirin daily to prevent cardiovascular disease. More than 6 million Americans take aspirin daily without physician's recommendation. Nearly half of Americans more than 70 years of age without...
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Evolutionary Gene Loss May Help Explain Why Only Humans Are Prone To Heart Attacks

University of California San Diego School of Medicine scientists say the loss of a single gene two to three million years ago in our ancestors may have resulted in a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in all humans as a species, while also...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research, Cardiology

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Heart Disease Biomarker Linked To Paleo Diet

People who follow the paleo diet have twice the amount of a key blood biomarker linked closely to heart disease, the world's first major study examining the impact of the diet on gut bacteria has found.
Related topics: Paleo Diet, Diet, Medical Research, Bacteria

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Contrary To Popular Belief, Young People May Develop Clogged Arteries, New Study Says

It’s well-known that clogged arteries — in which blood flow is constricted by build-ups of coronary artery calcium (CAC) or plaque — is a risk factor for heart disease. But doctors and...
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The Downside Of Having A Sweet Tooth

Regular consumption of sugary drinks heightens the risk not only of tooth decay, obesity, fatty liver disease and Type 2 diabetes, but also of heart disease and premature death.
Related topics: Obesity, Liver Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Medical News Today: How An Omega-6 Fatty Acid May Keep Heart Disease At Bay

New research in mouse cells sheds light on some mechanisms that help explain how dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid, an omega-6, prevents atherosclerosis.
Related topics: Atherosclerosis, Medical Research

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Discovering How Diabetes Leads To Vascular Disease

A team scientists and physicians has identified a cellular connection between diabetes and one of its major complications -- blood vessel narrowing that increases risks of several serious health conditions, including heart disease and stroke.
Related topics: Diabetes, Stroke

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Disrupting Immune Cell Behavior May Contribute To Heart Disease And Failure, Study Shows

On an ice hockey team, the players all start off with identical uniforms, skates and a stick. But if you take one of them, add padding, a glove, and a mask; and switch the stick to one with a larger blade, then you get a goalie. Now, the player has...
Related topics: Heart Failure, Medical Research

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People Living With Hiv Have Higher Risk For Cardiovascular Disease

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 -- People living with HIV (PLWH) have a higher risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online July 2 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Alvaro Alonso, M.D., Ph.D., from Emory...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Disrupting Immune Cell Behavior May Contribute To Heart Disease And Failure, Study Shows

On an ice hockey team, the players all start off with identical uniforms, skates and a stick. But if you take one of them, add padding, a glove, and a mask; and switch the stick to one with a larger blade, then you get a goalie. Now, the player has...
Related topics: Heart Failure, Medical Research

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High Blood Pressure And High Cholesterol May Pose Special Risks In Young Adults

Men and women under 40 may be at risk for heart failure or heart disease if they have hypertension or high levels of “bad” cholesterol.
Related topics: Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Heart Failure

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Cut Just 300 Calories A Day To Benefit Heart, Even In The Healthy

Moderate calorie restriction can be started early in life to reduce the risk of cardiometabolic diseases; study in normal or slightly overweight adults under 50 described as "groundbreaking." Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Calories, Medical Research, Obesity

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Aha News: Pregnancy Complications Could Be Early Sign Of Heart Disease Risk In Black Women

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- A new study confirms that when it comes to assessing heart health, an important question a doctor can ask an African American woman is, "Did you have complications during a pregnancy?" The...
Related topics: African-American, Medical Research

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High Blood Pressure, 'bad' Cholesterol Risky For Young, Too

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 -- Act sooner rather than later to prevent heart disease, a new study suggests. This means young adults should not put off treating high blood pressure or unhealthy cholesterol levels. The study involved more than 36,000...
Related topics: Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Medical Research

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These Are The Most And Least Obese States In America

Submitted by Priceonomics The complications associated with obesity are tragic and expensive and they have a direct effect on all consumers in a number of ways. Excess weight relative to one’s height is medically linked with early death,...
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Just 300 Fewer Calories A Day Brings A Health Benefit

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 -- If you trim out only 300 calories a day -- the equivalent of six Oreo cookies -- that could be all it takes to cut diabetes and heart disease risk, new research suggests. In the study, just over 200 adults younger than 50...
Related topics: Calories, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Horiba & Synabs Partnership : Production Of Guinea Pig Monoclonal Antibody Directed Against A...

Monoclonal antibodies represent therapeutics of great conditions such as cancer, inflammatory disease, organ transplantation, cardiovascular disease, infection, respiratory disease and even ophthalmologic disease.
Related topics: Hormones, Cancer, Oncology, Cardiology

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Prolonged Tv Viewing Tied To Cvd Events, Mortality In Blacks

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 -- Prolonged television viewing, but not occupational sitting, is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and all-cause mortality in blacks, according to a study published in the July 2 issue...
Related topics: Cardiology, Medical Research

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Aha News: 5 Threats To Heart Health You May Not Be Aware Of

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Many people can recite the major risk factors for heart disease, the stuff of posters, public service ads and dire warnings: smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, high...
Related topics: American Diabetes Association, Smoking, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Obesity, Diabetes

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Elevated Systolic Bp May Up Risk For Valvular Heart Disease

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 -- The cumulative effect of elevated systolic blood pressure appears to be associated with an increased risk for major valvular heart disease, according to a study published online July 10 in JAMA Cardiology. Milad...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Medical Research, Cardiology

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