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Take brisk walk every 30 minutes to reduce risk of heart disease

Take brisk walk every 30 minutes to reduce risk of heart disease

The study found that people who spend increasing time sitting are at an increased risk of serious health problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes or death from all causes.

Persistent mental stress ups death risk in heart disease patients

Persistent mental stress ups death risk in heart disease patients

According to researchers, people with persistent mental distress, including depression and anxiety, were nearly four times as likely to have died of cardiovascular disease and nearly three times as likely to have died from any cause.

Beware! City's busy noises disrupt heart rhythms; may trigger cardiovascular problems

Beware! City's busy noises disrupt heart rhythms; may trigger cardiovascular problems

The study is the first to use sensors to model the short-term impact that city environments can have upon the human body.

Want to stay young forever? Don't drink alcohol

Want to stay young forever? Don't drink alcohol

Now, adding weight to the negative effects of alcohol on ageing, a new research suggests the more alcohol you drink, the more your cells appear to age.

An hour a week of lifting weights can help you stave off cardiovascular disease risk!

An hour a week of lifting weights can help you stave off cardiovascular disease risk!

All participants were healthy and without metabolic syndrome at the start of the study. During the study, carried out between 1987 and 2006, 15% of participants developed metabolic syndrome.

Diabetes drug may help reduce risk of heart, kidney disease

Diabetes drug may help reduce risk of heart, kidney disease

Type 2 diabetes which affects around 450 million people worldwide also increases the risks of stroke and heart attack.

Beware: Young adults suffering from hypertension at higher risk of stroke in adulthood!

Beware: Young adults suffering from hypertension at higher risk of stroke in adulthood!

The condition, which primarily affects young adults aged between 18 to 49 is commonly treated in elderly patients. 

People with depression may have 53 percent higher risk of heart disease!

People with depression may have 53 percent higher risk of heart disease!

Researchers have identified some important factors which increase risk for heart disease, including antipsychotic use and higher body mass index.

Salt intake: Indians consume more than 100% of daily recommended amount

Salt intake: Indians consume more than 100% of daily recommended amount

Excessive consumption of salt can lead to high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Exposure to higher levels of air pollution may up cardiovascular disease risk

Exposure to higher levels of air pollution may up cardiovascular disease risk

A new study has revealed that exposure to higher levels of air pollution may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease by lowering levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), commonly known as "good" cholesterol.

Avocado helps keep metabolic syndrome at bay

Avocado helps keep metabolic syndrome at bay

Metabolic syndrome is a clustering of risk factors of high blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index that may lead to Type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

People with cardiovascular disease can breathe a sigh of relief

People with cardiovascular disease can breathe a sigh of relief

Olive oil is rich in MUFA or mono unsaturated fatty acids which helps in improving glycemic control and plasma lipid control and increase insulin sensitivity in diabetics and improve cardio vascular health.

Multivitamins not associated with heart disease risk

Multivitamins not associated with heart disease risk

An analysis of the Physicians' Health Study II (PHS II) showed that long-term use of daily multivitamin didn't reduce risk of cardiovascular events in middle-age and older men regardless of their baseline nutrition status.

Men vs women - Why gender matters in heart disease?

Men vs women - Why gender matters in heart disease?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. But the symptoms and risk factors of heart disease aren't the same in men and women.

What makes your heart 'old'? Tips for a healthier, happier life

What makes your heart 'old'? Tips for a healthier, happier life

If you want to lower your heart age, start adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Pre-term delivery may increase heart disease risk in mothers

Pre-term delivery may increase heart disease risk in mothers

A new study has showed that mothers who deliver pre-term are at an increased risk of developing heart diseases, as compared to women who deliver babies at full-term.

Tackling non-communicable diseases: Health Ministry to launch screening programme for NCDs  next month

Tackling non-communicable diseases: Health Ministry to launch screening programme for NCDs next month

The programme, as a part of the National Health Mission, will focus on five common NCDs - hypertension, diabetes and cancers of oral cavity, breast and cervix - which account for over 60 per cent of all mortality in India.

Heart disease risk: Genetics vs lifestyle choices – Which is higher?

Heart disease risk: Genetics vs lifestyle choices – Which is higher?

Most people have a family history for heart disease that increases an individual's risk of developing the condition.

Cardiovascular disease risk may increase due to dipping temperatures during winter

Cardiovascular disease risk may increase due to dipping temperatures during winter

Bhattacharya also said there is a rise in blood pressure during early morning which further leads to a heart attack.

Cardiac arrest: What increases your risk? What to do, how can it be prevented?

Cardiac arrest: What increases your risk? What to do, how can it be prevented?

The immediate cause of cardiac arrest is usually an abnormal heart rhythms, called arrhythmias.