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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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