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  • 2014 top heart disease, stroke research announced

    December 18, 2014 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    DALLAS, Dec. 18, 2014 — The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association will offer ten stories featuring the top advances in heart disease and stroke research in 2014.

  • New statistical update looks at worldwide heart, stroke health

    December 17, 2014 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    DALLAS, December 17, 2014 — For the first time in...

  • High fitness level reduces chance of developing hypertension

    December 17, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlight: People who performed at the highest fitness levels on a stress test were projected to have a 20 percent less chance of developing high blood pressure over five years. Embargoed until 3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 DALLAS, Dec. 17, 2014 — People with

  • Women’s age at first menstrual cycle linked to heart disease risk

    December 15, 2014 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: The risk of heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure was significantly higher when menstruation began at age 10 or younger, or age 17 or older. First menstrual cycle at the age of 13 posed the lowest risk of heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure. Embargoed until

  • Most patients don’t get counseling about sex after heart attack

    December 15, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights Most patients don’t receive counseling about resuming sexual activity after having a heart attack. Often when healthcare providers did counsel about sexual activity, they recommended restrictions that were more conservative than medical guidelines. Embargoed until 3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 DALLAS, Dec. 15, 2014

  • Cans lined with Bisphenol A may increase blood pressure

    December 08, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights Drinking or eating from cans or bottles lined with Bisphenol A (BPA) may raise your blood pressure.. New study provides more evidence on the effect of BPA on blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. Because BPA use is widespread, this increase in blood pressure may pose a substantial health

  • Long-term benefits of popular diets are less than evident

    November 11, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Dieters lost modest weight in the first year on popular diets such as Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, and Zone. In longer term studies of Atkins and Weight Watchers, the weight dieters lost after the first year was partially regained after 2 years. Researchers conclude there is insufficient, and conflicting, data to determine if one of these popular diets is more beneficial for weight loss and heart health.

  • Explosive compound reduced blood pressure in the female offspring of hypertensive rats

    November 10, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: The explosive organic compound PETN helped lower blood pressure in the female offspring of hypertensive rats. PETN had no effect on parent rats or their male offspring.

  • Seeing doctor twice a year helps keep blood pressure under control

    October 20, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: People who visited their doctor at least twice a year had better blood pressure control. Having healthcare insurance and getting treated for high cholesterol also increased the likelihood of controlling blood pressure.

  • Weight gain study suggests polyunsaturated oil healthier option

    October 15, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Rapid weight gain from eating foods rich in saturated fats quickly increased bad cholesterol levels, even in otherwise healthy and normal-weight adults in their mid-20s. The opposite was true in those who ate products made with polyunsaturated fats, even though they gained equal weight in the same amount of time. Researchers said while it’s important to avoid weight gain from overeating high-calorie foods rich in sugar and fat, it is also important to eat sufficient amounts of polyunsaturated fats from non-hydrogenated vegetable oils.

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