Study suggests HDL or “good” cholesterol may be less beneficial than previously thought, especially for black adults

CNN — High-density lipoprotein or HDL cholesterol — often referred to as the “good” cholesterol — may not be as helpful in predicting heart disease risk and protecting against it as previously thought, according to new research funded by the National Institutes of Health. A 1970s study found that high levels of HDL cholesterol concentrations … Read more

7 symptoms of a heart attack that can strike exactly one month early

A heart attack is a serious medical emergency and symptoms usually come on quickly. The main symptoms are usually chest pain and light-headedness or dizziness, says the UK’s National Health Service. However, research has found that there are seven symptoms that can strike a month before a fatal attack, The sun reports. Write in the … Read more

The new heart health guidelines you need to know

Maintaining a healthy heart is a challenge for many people. It takes commitment to an exercise regimen, healthy eating, and staying in touch with your doctor about your heart disease risk factors (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, and more). Cardiovascular disease — including heart disease, heart attack, stroke, heart failure, arrhythmia and heart … Read more

Morning physical activity is associated with the lowest risk of heart disease and stroke

Newswise – Physical activity in the morning is associated with the lowest risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a study of more than 85,000 individuals published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a magazine of the ESC.1 The findings were consistent regardless of total daily activity. “It is well established that … Read more

Lower your blood pressure to this number to reduce risk of severe Covid, study shows

Sign up for the CNN newsletter Stress, but less. Our six-part mindfulness guide will inform and inspire you to reduce stress while learning how to harness it. CNN — High blood pressure is a known risk factor for a Covid-19 attack severe enough to raise the specter of hospitalization and death. In fact, research has … Read more

Personalized ‘precision’ testing approach leads to efficient assessments of chest pain for cardiovascular disease risk

For people with stable chest pain, a personalized “precision” testing approach led to more efficient assessments of cardiovascular disease risk and improved diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease compared to usual care, according to the latest science presented today on the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2022. The meeting, held in person in Chicago … Read more

Don’t bother with dietary supplements for heart health, study says

CNN — Six supplements people commonly take for heart health don’t help lower “bad” cholesterol or improve cardiovascular health, according to a study published Sunday, but statins did. Some people believe that common dietary supplements — fish oil, garlic, cinnamon, turmeric, plant sterols and red yeast rice — will lower their “bad” cholesterol. “Bad” cholesterol, … Read more

Taking Blood Pressure Medications May Reduce Dementia Risk

CNN — Knowing you have higher-than-normal blood pressure — and taking daily medications to treat it — may be a key to preventing dementia later in life, a new study finds. Scientists already know that having high blood pressure, especially between the ages of 40 and 65, increases the risk of developing dementia later in … Read more

Mild cases of COVID increase the risk of blood clots

In a recent study published in the journal Heartresearchers are investigating the association between the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and increased cardiovascular outcomes and death consequences. Study: Cardiovascular disease and mortality consequences of COVID-19 in the UK biobank. Image Credit: Artem Oleshko/Shutterstock.com Background Previous studies have reported a predominant pattern of COVID-19 consequences with debilitating … Read more

Study finds sexual dimorphism in the development of vascular insulin resistance induced by obesogenic lifestyle

A new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine provides the first evidence in humans that short-term lifestyle changes can disrupt blood vessels’ response to insulin. It is also the first study to show that men and women respond differently to these changes. Vascular insulin resistance is a hallmark of obesity and type … Read more