Tuesday, April 7, 2020

An Apple A Day Lowers Level Of Blood Chemical Linked To...

Eating an apple a day might in fact help keep the cardiologist away, new research suggests. In a study of healthy, middle-aged adults, consumption of one apple a day for four weeks lowered by 40 percent blood levels of a substance linked to hardening of the arteries.

Modest Gain In Visceral Fat Causes Dysfunction Of Blood Vessel Lining...

When lean healthy young adults gained about 9 pounds, the functioning of their blood vessel lining became impaired -- but shedding the weight restored proper functioning, according to a Mayo Clinic research report. The finding is important because this vessel disorder, known as endothelial dysfunction, is a predictor of heart attacks and stroke, and the effects of modest weight gain on the disorder were not previously known.

Chemicals Found In Fruit And Vegetables Offer Dementia Hope

A group of chemicals found in many fruits and vegetables, as well as tea, cocoa and red wine, could protect the brain from Alzheimer’s...

Football Dangerous To Your Well-Being?

We all surmise that playing a violent sport like football can be a hazardous occupation. For that matter, we can assume any game where...

Reduced Lung Capacity Linked To Cardiovascular Disease By Inflammation

People who have a reduced lung capacity may have a greater risk of heart attack and stroke because they show evidence of inflammation, reveals a study published online ahead of print in Thorax. This association is not related to smoking, respiratory diseases or obesity. The New Zealand researchers took measurements of lung capacity and inflammation ...

Scientists Help Explain Effects Of Ancient Chinese Herbal Formulas On Heart...

New research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston suggests that ancient Chinese herbal formulas used primarily for cardiovascular indications including heart disease may produce large amounts of artery-widening nitric oxide. Findings of the preclinical study by scientists in the university’s Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human ...

New Thrombosis Treatments? Blood Clots Form Through Newly Discovered Mechanism

Polyphosphate from blood platelets plays a key role in inflammation and the formation of blood clots, scientists from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have shown. The study, which is presented in the scientific journal Cell, describes how this mechanism can be used in treatment.

Healthy Lifestyle Habits May Be Associated With Reduced Risk Of Chronic...

Four healthy lifestyle factors—never smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly and following a healthy diet—together appear to be associated with as much as...

Research Shows Low Vitamin D Levels Raise Risk of Heart Disease...

Low levels of vitamin D are known to nearly double the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes, and researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis now think they know why. They have found that diabetics deficient in vitamin D can’t process cholesterol normally, so it builds up in their blood vessels, ...

Brain May Age Faster In People Whose Hearts Pump Less Blood

Keep your heart healthy and you may slow down the aging of your brain, according to a new study reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. In the study, people whose hearts pumped less blood had brains that appeared older than the brains of those whose hearts pumped more blood.

Lung Function, Insulin Resistance And Incidence Of Cardiovascular Disease: A Longitudinal...

Moderately reduced lung function as measured by FVC, or forced vital capacity, is related to an increased risk of developing insulin resistance and diabetes. Researchers in this study think that this may be a link between reduced lung function and cardiovascular events such as stroke, heart attack and heart failure. Since lung function declines rapidly with age, ...

Blood Glucose And Risk Of Incident And Fatal Cancer In The...

Tanja Stocks and colleagues carry out an analysis of six European cohorts and confirm that abnormal glucose metabolism is linked with increased risk of cancer overall and at specific sites.