Heart disease

Risk of heart disease increases as women move through menopause: Study

The study focused on how arterial stiffness changes as women transition through menopause. Arterial stiffness refers to the elasticity of arteries and is measured by looking at how fast blood flows through arteries. Stiffer arteries can lead to dysfunction in how well the heart pumps and moves blood, and damage to the heart, kidneys and other organs.

Feb 03, 2020, 23:15 PM IST

Smoking can trigger severe leg pain, poor wound healing

The study found that compared with never-smokers, those who smoked for more than 40 pack-years had roughly four times more risk for peripheral artery disease, versus 2.1 times and 1.8 times more risk for coronary heart disease and stroke, respectively.

Jul 29, 2019, 16:24 PM IST

More than 2 eggs per day deadly for your heart: Study

Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study tracked the diets, health and lifestyle habits of nearly 30,000 adults in the US for as long as 31 years.

Jun 06, 2019, 10:43 AM IST

Unsalted tomato juice cuts heart disease risk

For the study, published in the Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, researchers from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan examined nearly 500 residents - 184 males and 297 females.

Jun 05, 2019, 15:36 PM IST

Good sleep cuts appetite for sweet, salty food

It is known that sleeping less than seven hours is associated with an increased cardio-metabolic risk heart disease risk and metabolic disorders but increasing the sleep duration can help reduce it, said lead author Rob Henst, Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Jun 05, 2019, 15:23 PM IST

Injecting drugs may up bacterial heart infections: Study

There were 60,529 admissions to hospital of people who inject drugs and, of these, 733 had infective endocarditis linked to injecting drugs.

Jan 28, 2019, 17:48 PM IST

Pregnancy can raise risk of heart disease: Study

Each delivery increases the risk of coronary heart disease by five per cent and strokes by three per cent, the researchers said.

Jan 26, 2019, 17:27 PM IST

Heart disease risk begins even before we are born: Study

Children born to a mother who was obese during pregnancy are at greater risk of heart disease than siblings born to the same mother after bariatric surgery to reduce maternal obesity.

Jan 23, 2019, 13:41 PM IST

Study details how high fibre diets make for healthier lives

For every 8 gram increase in fibre eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer fell by 5 to 27 percent, the study said.

Jan 11, 2019, 11:35 AM IST

Anaemia in pregnancy may signal heart disease, says study

Simple blood tests during pregnancy may reveal cardiovascular disease and stroke, up to 25 years before the disease outbreak, said researchers.

Aug 28, 2018, 13:09 PM IST

Women with heart diseases should give birth within 40 weeks

Most women with heart disease have a healthy pregnancy, but researchers recommend that they should be aware that they have a higher risk of obstetric complications, including premature labor, pre-eclampsia, and post-partum bleeding.

Aug 27, 2018, 11:55 AM IST

Is coconut oil poisonous?

Harvard Professor Michels claimed that due to the presence of saturated fatty acids in coconut oil, it clogs coronary arteries, which is bad for the heart. 

Aug 24, 2018, 14:51 PM IST

Air pollution shortens life by more than one year in India

If air pollution were removed as a risk for death, people in the world could live at least a year longer and in India, says study.

Aug 23, 2018, 17:37 PM IST

Warm room temperatures may help lower blood pressure

The research team found the effect of indoor temperature on blood pressure was stronger among people who do not exercise regularly.

Aug 23, 2018, 15:15 PM IST

Does air pollution trigger cardiovascular disease?

A study has found that air pollution, and fine dust, in particular, is responsible for more than four million deaths each year. 

Aug 23, 2018, 12:28 PM IST

Being overweight may up heart disease risk

Thickening of vessel walls is widely considered to be the first sign of atherosclerosis, a disease in which fatty plaques build up within the arteries and lead to heart disease, a researcher said.


Aug 04, 2018, 12:29 PM IST

Even low air pollution level may cause heart disease

Higher exposures to the pollutants are linked to more significant changes in the structure of the heart, reseachers said.

Aug 03, 2018, 14:21 PM IST

Eat fatty fish to cut your heart disease risk

Consuming fatty fish four times a week may help increase the amount of good cholesterol and prevent the risk of heart disease, finds a study.

Apr 19, 2018, 14:29 PM IST

Menopause symptoms may increase the risk cardiovascular disease

A new study has revealed that severe menopausal symptoms such as sleep disturbance, hot flashes and depression, may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Apr 12, 2018, 12:03 PM IST

Daily exercise may help people with heart disease in family

When heart disease runs in the family, more physical activity may be the best defence, say researchers. According to the findings reported in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, greater grip strength, more physical activity and better cardiorespiratory fitness are associated with reduced risk for heart attacks and stroke -- even among people with a genetic pre-disposition for heart disease.

Apr 10, 2018, 10:08 AM IST