Tag Archives: heart diseases

Global Diet Getting Sweeter, Impose Sugar Tax, Says Researcher

Researchers of University of North Carolina have sounded alarming bells citing increased sugar consumption all over world, especially in beverages which include aerated and energy drinks and they sought imposition of sugar tax and urgent governmental intervention. They found that currently 68 percent of packaged foods and beverages in the United States contain caloric sweeteners, 74 percent include both caloric ...

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Cow’s heart valve saves 81 year old woman; All eyes on her survival time

In a remarkable medical success story, an 81-year-old woman from Hyderabad rekindled her life by getting a valve donation from a cow while undergoing a valve replacement surgery. The woman was experiencing thinning of the aortic valve in her heart and required the valve replacement surgery that was conducted at Frontier Lifeline Hospitals in Chennai, last Saturday. She had been ...

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UK Researchers Develop New Broccoli Variety to Cut Down Heart Diseases

Researchers have found that a new broccoli variety, which is known for reducing heart diseases, is able to bring down bad cholesterol in blood by 6 percent. The new variety has been developed to contain naturally occurring glucoraphanin by two to three times and is released in the UK supermarkets under the brand name Beneforte. Charlotte Armah from the Institute ...

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Vitamin D deficiency in childhood harmful to heart later in life: Study

Low vitamin D in children is hardly noticed for medical intervention and often passed off with ease but latest research has shown that the deficiency may turn into a bigger risk when later in life for them. Low levels of vitamin D in childhood were associated with subclinical atherosclerosis tahat correlates with cardio-vascular disease after 25 years in adulthood, the ...

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Eczema sufferers prone to obesity, hypertension, insomnia: Study

People suffering from the skin disease eczema are prone to smoking, drinking and turning obese than those who do not have the disease, scientists said. They also suffer from insomnia, said a study. These habits expose them higher to the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol as well as diabetes, the team from Northwestern ...

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Kids Who Skip Meals Face Higher Heart Disease Risk: Study

Children who skip one main meal, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner in lieu of chocolates or candies are more likely to have excess body fat that eventually increases the risk of having diabetes, heart disease or stroke, research has found. “Based on the findings, sticking to regular meals seems to be crucial for preventing overweight and cardiometabolic diseases already in ...

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