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Plant-based diets with whole grains, fruits and veggies lower CV mortality risk

March 15, 2019
Healthy plant-based diets lowered the risk for total and CVD mortality, whereas unhealthy plant-based diets raised the risk, according to a study…
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Heart health awareness not strong in young women

March 14, 2019
Most adolescent and young women are unaware that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States, according to a survey…
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Weight cycling confers poor CV health in women

March 7, 2019
Women who had a history of weight cycling had poorer CV health and were less likely to meet the BMI metric from the American Heart…
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Frequent olive oil intake may reduce platelet activity in adults with obesity

March 7, 2019
A diet with higher olive oil consumption may lower the risk for CV events in obese adults due to reduced platelet activity, according to data…
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Better CV fitness confers reduced absenteeism in middle school students

March 6, 2019
Improvements in CV fitness in high-poverty middle school students, particularly girls, may lead to reduced absenteeism, according to data presented…
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Moderate drinking offers some CV benefits, but heavy drinking increases CV harm

March 8, 2016
All alcohol drinkers have an immediate higher risk for MI or stroke, but if they are moderate drinkers, that risk lessens after 24 hours, when the…
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Latin dancing linked with CV benefits for older adults

March 7, 2016
A 4-month Latin dance program helped older Latino adults walk faster and improved their overall physical fitness, researchers reported at the…
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Yogurt may reduce hypertension risk in women

March 4, 2016
Women who eat yogurt regularly, especially as part of an otherwise healthy diet, are at reduced risk for developing hypertension in middle age…
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Social isolation may worsen functional, mental health in patients with HF

March 3, 2016
In patients with HF, the greater the social isolation, the worse the functional and medical health, regardless of comorbidities, according to…
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Tax on sugary drinks, subsidized fruits and vegetables could improve CVD outcomes

March 2, 2016
A 10% price reduction on healthy foods combined with a 10% price increase for sugar-sweetened beverages could prevent 515,000 CVD-related deaths in…