Cardiovascular Disease

Waist-to-hip ratio: How does it affect your health?

Waist-to-hip ratio, also known as waist-hip ratio, is the circumference of the waist divided by the circumference of the hips. What does a person's …

Medicine

Tip: No Need to Eat So Many Fruits & Veggies

New research says we don't need as much as we thought. Check out the science.<p>Der Fartenfuhrer<p>Most of us were doing just fine and fulfilling the …

Healthy Eating

Half of young adults with high BP go untreated

Awareness, treatment and control of hypertension among middle-age and older adults has improved in the past decade. But progress is halting for the …

Diabetes

Being ‘healthy obese’ still accompanied by serious health risks

Image: stevecoleimages/Istock.com via AFP Relaxnews<p>Researchers in the United Kingdom are warning that those who are classed as “healthy obese,” or …

Diabetes

Antidepressants linked to premature death risk

A McMaster University study shows antidepressant drugs are associated with a significantly elevated risk of premature death.<p>The meta-analysis study …

Canadian News

Coconut Oil is NOT Healthy! It Has Never Been Healthy. Use These Oils Instead

The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil.<p>The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease …

Nutrition

Standing too much at work can double your risk of heart disease

There's been a lot of interest in the harmful effects of prolonged sitting at work, from academics and the public alike.<p>The attention being paid to …

Australian News

Do you have diabetes, liver disease? Watch out for CVD

A study analyzing the medical data of more than 133,000 people shows that those with diabetes and a medical history of non-alcoholic fatty liver …

Diabetes

Massive food study puts current nutrition standards into question

Worldwide study looks at fruit, veggie and fat intake and heart health.<p>According to this latest research, your quest toward a healthier lifestyle may …

Nutrition

Study: No Rise In Early Deaths Among Women Who Used Hormone Therapy

Support the news<p>Here's some nice, reassuring news for menopausal women. (Now that's not a phrase you see every day.)<p>The longest, biggest randomized …

Cancer

Statins may help people with COPD live longer

The question<p>Because most people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, many of them take a cholesterol-lowering statin drug. Might they also reap other benefits from taking a statin?<p>This study<p>The researchers analyzed data on 39,678 …

News (U.S.)

Tick saliva may be a secret ingredient to help HIV patients

The blacklegged tick — the one that carries Lyme disease — may have some value: its spit.<p>The insect’s saliva — which helps it feed on hosts by blocking blood coagulation — is now part of experiments examining ways to reduce heart disease in people living with HIV. Their risk of heart attack and …

Medicine

PURE study makes headlines, but the conclusions are misleading

Last week, <i>The Lancet</i> published results from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (“PURE”) study that made headlines: “<i>Study Challenges</i> …

Nutrition

Canterbury quake damage raised heart attack risk

Canterbury residents living in quake-damaged homes were put at higher risk of heart attack, a new data-crunching study has found.The research, just …

New Zealand News

The High Risk of Dementia for African Americans

African Americans face a higher risk of dementia than any other ethnic group in the United States. The Alzheimer's Association reports that their …

Health

New Study Reveals a Diet Rich in Fats and Fruits is Optimal

It will likely be some time before common wisdom admits that a proper diet, as it relates to health, is multifactorial. Scores of diet books released …

Nutrition

Pediatricians can help prevent the start of chronic heart disease, says Stanford doc

When does chronic cardiovascular disease get its start? According to a growing body of evidence, risk for dangerously thickened arteries can often be …

Stanford University

New study: 10 portions of fruits and vegetables dramatically lower risk of disease and premature death

(NaturalHealth365) When it comes to the health benefits of fruits and vegetables, we all sense that “more is better.” However, new research is …

Healthy Eating

Is fat healthier than carbohydrates?

New data presented at the recently concluded European Society of Cardiology congress in Barcelona, Spain, suggest that we might have been barking up …

Nutrition

Anti-inflammatory drug cuts risk of heart attack and lung cancer – but at what cost?

A drug, currently licensed to treat a rare form of arthritis, has been found to significantly reduce the risk of heart attack and lung cancer, …

Medicine

Hormone Treatment for Prostate Cancer Tied to Heart Risks

A common treatment for prostate cancer may increase the risk for heart disease.<p>A study in the British Journal of Cancer identified 7,637 men in California who had new diagnoses of localized prostate cancer from 1998 to 2008 and followed them through 2010.<p>About 30 percent of the men received …

Health

Is your low-fat diet killing you?

For over 40 years now we have been urged, by various bodies including the American Heart association, British Heart Foundation and various nutritional bodies to eat a low-fat diet, to aim for no more than 30 per cent calories from fat and less than 10 per cent from saturated fat and to eat plenty …

Nutrition

Why West’s low-fat diet advice could be deadly for Asia’s poor, because they’ll likely eat even more carbs

Widely promoted guidelines to reduce fat intake could be unhealthy for people in low- and middle-income countries whose diets are already too …

Nutrition

The medical world is taking inflammation (even more) seriously thanks to a new study

There’s a reason why inflammation is one of the biggest buzzwords in the wellness space: Experts say keeping it at bay via anti-inflammatory foods, …

Lifestyle

Cut Down On Carbs And Have Some Fats (And Legumes), New Studies Suggest

If you’re frustrated by the changeable dietary guidelines of late, you’re not alone. In the last several years, we’ve been told to shift our eating habits in some significant ways: Sugar is now a main culprit, linked with chronic disease from cancer to heart attack, while fat seems to be off the …

Nutrition

Major worldwide study suggests that low-fat diets can kill you

Now, we’re often a bit sceptical about some of the studies that come our way with shouty, bold claims.<p>Drinking coffee may actually prevent you from …

Nutrition

Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular events

Inflammatory hypothesis confirmed: Landmark randomized clinical trial of high-risk patients finds that a drug targeting inflammation reduced risk of …

Medicine

Fat, carbs, fruit, veg: How much should we eat for health?

Two complementary papers based on a large cohort study show that fats - both saturated and unsaturated - may not be as harmful as previously thought. …

Nutrition

Beyond Cholesterol

Beyond CholesterolStudy confirms inflammatory hypothesis in cutting risk of recurrent heart attack, strokeBy HALEY BRIDGERWed, 2017-08-30The results …

Medicine

High Carb Or High Fat? Experts Weigh In On The Diet Debate

People with high carb diets are more likely to have poor health than people with high fat diets, according to an international study of over 135,000 …

Nutrition