Key protein in preventing heart attacks identified

Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1), a protein that is naturally found in high levels among adolescents, can help prevent arteries from clogging. 

Fatty liver may increase heart disease, mortality

Evidence indicates that the fatty and inflamed liver expresses several pro-inflammatory and procoagulant factors, as well as genes involved in accelerated atherogenesis.

Combined dietary supplement likely to help fight heart disease

A new study was found by a team of researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist which suggests that combining a marine fish oil, cocoa extract and phytosterols into a dietary supplement may cut down the risk of developing heart disease.

To treat the heart, aim the gut

If replicated in humans, the study could lead to a new strategy for treating and possibly preventing heart disease and stroke the top two causes of death worldwide.

Ultrasound can identify people at high stroke risk

By using ultrasound, we can identify the patients who are at a higher risk of stroke and thus would benefit from surgery,” said study author.

Genes linked to peripheral artery disease identified

In addition to limb pain and difficulty in walking, peripheral artery disease (PAD) can lead to major cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events.

Menopause may turn good cholesterol into bad

 What has previously been known as good cholesterol - high density lipoprotein (HDL) - may actually contribute to heart diseases in women while they are transitioning through menopause, new research has found.

Periodontitis linked to heart disease

Researchers have recently connected the molecular dots between Periodontitis and heart disease.

Here`s how dieting and fasting can help ward off Alzheimer`s, diabetes

 A new research has revealed the anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting.

Low vitamin D in childhood leads to atherosclerosis in adulthood

 A new study has found that low level of 25-OH vitamin D in childhood results in subclinical atherosclerosis over 25 years later in adulthood.

Why red meat leads to heart disease revealed

Scientists have found that it's our gut bacteria that turns a nutrient found in red meat into metabolites, which enhances the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Low testosterone diabetic men likelier to develop 'Atherosclerosis'

A new study has found that men who have Type 2 diabetes and low testosterone levels face more risk of developing atherosclerosis, than men with diabetes but normal testosterone levels.

Diabetics with low testosterone risk heart disease

Low testosterone could increase risk of heart disease in men with diabetes, research shows.

Eating soy early protects women`s heart for life

Do you eat soy products daily? Do not exclude them from your diet, especially if you are a woman, for a healthy heart. The key, however, is to begin eating soy early in life.

How stress increases stroke and heart attack risk

Researchers have shown that anger, anxiety, and depression not only affect the functioning of the heart, but also increase heart disease risk.

Breakthrough discovery in preventing atherosclerosis

In a significant finding, scientists at Johns Hopkins University have found a way to block abnormal cholesterol production, transport and breakdown, successfully preventing the development of atherosclerosis, the main cause of heart attacks and strokes and the number-one cause of death in humans.

How `good cholesterol` can help stop inflammation

A team of researchers has identified a central switch by which High-density lipoprotein (HDL), known colloquially as "good cholesterol", controls the inflammatory response.

Binge drinking linked to increased stroke risk in middle-aged men

A new study has showed that excessive alcohol consumption increases the progression of atherosclerosis and the risk of stroke in middle-aged men.

Obese kids have precursors to atherosclerosis and diabetes

Obese kids have blood vessel damage and insulin resistance which are precursors to atherosclerosis and diabetes, according to a research.

New study shows how deadly plaques grow in heart diseases

Researchers have determined that the growth of deadly plaque inside the walls of arteries may not be happening as they had previously believed.