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Cutting Back on Salt in Processed Foods

Jul 17, 2017

Though the sodium in some processed foods has been reduced, most Americans still consume too much salt.

Blood Pressure Fluctuation Increases Risk for Heart Events

Jul 11, 2017
Variation in blood pressure could spell trouble for patients with heart disease, study finds.

Segregated Neighborhoods Contribute to High Blood Pressure in Black Adults

Jul 08, 2017

Reducing neighborhood segregation could reduce blood pressure, finds study.

Lack of Sleep is Dangerous for Adults with Multiple Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Jul 08, 2017

Getting fewer than six hours of sleep increases mortality risk in adults with metabolic syndrome.

Anabolic Steroids Increase Risk for Heart Disease in Young and Middle-Aged Men

Jul 07, 2017
Study finds long-term steroid use may have a permanent impact on heart health.

Regular Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Reduces Risk of PAD

Jul 07, 2017
Consuming three servings of fruits and vegetables a day significantly reduces risk for peripheral artery disease.

U.S. Death Toll from Heart Disease Remains Highest in the South

Jun 29, 2017
While national mortality rates from heart disease have declined, the death toll remains high in southern U.S. states.

Diet Drinks Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke and Dementia

Jun 28, 2017
Study confirms potential concerns about consuming two or more diet drinks a day.

Exercise Minimizes Heart Damage Caused by Obesity

Jun 28, 2017
Study shows how exercise helps reduce risk for heart failure, especially in obese adults.

Claims About Side Effects from Statins May be Exaggerated

Jun 28, 2017

Patients are more likely to report side effects when they know they’re taking statins, finds study.

Many Adults Unaware of Their Need to Improve Heart Health

Jun 28, 2017

Study finds one in five adults at risk for heart disease feels no need to improve health.

Study Confirms Long-Term Benefits of Weight Watchers

Jun 28, 2017

Individuals completing one year of Weight Watchers lose more weight than those completing three months, finds UK study.

Study Questions the Use of Vitamin D Supplements in Heart Failure Patients

Jun 15, 2017
Experts urge caution with daily high-dose vitamin D supplements.

Diabetes Drug Protects Heart Health in Prediabetic Men

Jun 15, 2017
Metformin helps prevent calcium build-up in men with prediabetes.

Chocolate Consumption Protects Against Irregular Heart Rhythm

Jun 15, 2017
Study suggests that chocolate may ward off atrial fibrillation.

The Bulk of U.S. Salt Intake Comes From Processed Foods

Jun 15, 2017
Salt added during cooking and at the table accounted for a small percentage of daily sodium intake.

Lack of Evidence on Herbal Remedies and Heart Disease

Jun 15, 2017
Experts urge more research on the risks and benefits of Chinese herbal remedies for heart health.

Non-caffeine Ingredients in Energy Drinks Linked to Negative Heart Effects

Jun 06, 2017
Study suggests it’s the added ingredients in energy drinks that may be harmful to health.

Yo-Yo Dieting May Be Harmful for Patients with Heart Disease

Jun 06, 2017
Study links body weight fluctuation to increased risk for heart attack, stroke and death in patients with heart disease.

Fasting Every Other is Day No Better Than Traditional Diet

Jun 06, 2017
Participants on the alternate-day fasting plan lost the same amount of weight as those restricting calories daily.

A Healthy Lifestyle Could Add Quality Years to Your Life

Jun 06, 2017
Study finds middle-aged adults with no cardiovascular risk factors live longer, healthier lives.

Coronary Artery Calcification Likely the Best Marker of Heart Health

May 16, 2017

Checking for calcium build-up in the heart’s arteries identifies patients at increased risk for heart disease, finds study.

Belly Fat Increases Risk for High Blood Pressure

May 10, 2017
A Chinese study of men and women assesses abdominal obesity and blood pressure.

Quality of Life as a Key Goal for Older Adults with Heart Disease

May 10, 2017

Maintaining independence should be a key goal of treatment, argue experts.

Gum Disease and Tooth Loss Linked to Heart Risks in Older Women

May 10, 2017

Maintaining healthy gums may help reduce risk for heart disease.