A new study from Harvard Medical School has linked the overabundant salt intake to 2.3 million deaths worldwide in 2010 – from heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related problems, HealthDay News reported.
“Vegetarians had a 32 percent reduced risk of both fatal and non-fatal heart disease, accompanied by lower blood pressures and cholesterol levels, as compared to non-vegetarians.”
Regular yoga classes could help people with a common heart rhythm problem manage their symptoms while also improving their state of mind, a new study suggests.
LVADs, RVADs, and BIVADs are mechanical pumps that help send blood from the heart to the rest of the body. They are examples of destination therapy, rather than bridge-to-transplant, which means they have to be used long-term, if not for the rest of the patient’s life. Destination therapy is growing as an option for patients whose hearts are not going to recover and who probably are never going to be transplant candidates.
…Especially if you have heart problems. The FDA warns that eating too much of the candy can cause irregular heart rhythm.
High levels of sodium consumption are associated with increased risk of high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease and stroke, experts warn.
Even while fast food cheeseburgers continue to get bigger, the prevalence of America’s biggest killer, heart disease, continues to fall, says USA Today.
In an analysis that set off a fierce debate over the health effects of salt, researchers said on Wednesday they had found no evidence that small cuts to salt intake reduce the risk of developing heart disease or dying prematurely, reports Reuters.
The drug Chantix, taken to help smokers drop the habit, may be associated with a small risk of heart attack.
While it’s not surprising that being a couch potato isn’t exactly good for your health, Hu’s team quantified for the first time how much the passive act of TV watching contributed to conditions like diabetes and heart disease, as well as to premature death, reports Time.