Heart Health

Restricting your sodium intake does NOT reduce your blood pressure, researchers find

It has long been believed that cutting down on your sodium intake can reduce your blood pressure and your risk of cardiovascular disease. However, new findings that were announced at the Experimental Biology 2017 meeting have challenged that long-standing piece of wisdom. Lynn L. Moore, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School...

Are elite cyclists at greater risk of heart problems?

It seems an almost regular occurrence in cycling that a rider is forced to retire as a result of heart issues. The past year has provided several such examples: Australian veteran Michael Rogers called timed on his career in April 2016 following the discovery of a previously unknown arrhythmia; Johan Vansummeren retired two months...

Book excerpt: How pushing to extremes led an amateur cyclist to ventricular tachycardia

Republished with permission of VeloPress from The Haywire Heart: How too much exercise can kill you, and what you can do to protect your heart, by Chris Case, Dr. John Mandrola, and Lennard Zinn. Learn more about heart conditions in athletes at velopress.com/haywire.Mike Endicott was always interested in endurance sports, even when he was...

Is the Dash Diet Right for You?

The DASH, or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, diet is designed to help you lower your blood pressure — but it could take off those pesky pounds, too.The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, diet has been named the best overall diet by U.S. News & World Report for the sixth year in a...

10 Superfoods for Heart Health

Although superfoods have been around for a long time, it's only recently that researchers have documented their benefits for those with high cholesterol or heart disease. Elisabetta Politi, RD, CDE, nutrition director at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center in Durham, North Carolina, says, “Nutrition is an evolving science, and it’s really good to keep...

Cycling twenty miles a week cuts heart disease in half

A large study published in the British Medical Association, found that regular cycling can substantially lower the incidence of coronary heart disease: Medical News Today reports. The investigation of 10,000 participants suggests that those who cycled 20 miles within a week were 50 percent less likely to develop heart disease than those who did...

Bioactive Compounds in Cucumbers That Fight Heart Disease and Cancer

We all know that cucumbers are good for weight loss. They contain fiber, lots of water and are low in calories. But did you know that eating cucumbers regularly can help fight cancer and heart disease?Lucky for us, there’s no shortage of cucumbers. They are one of the most cultivated veggies in the world....

Blood Clots: Causes & Symptoms + 8 Natural Remedies

Blood clots stop you from losing too much blood after an injury, stop germs from getting into a wound and allow the wound to heal. However, sometimes blood clots form in the blood stream when there hasn’t been an external injury. Clots in the blood stream can lead to dangerous complications like pulmonary embolism, coronary heart disease or stroke.It’s...
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