Body weight trumps other factors in maintaining low blood pressure

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By: Daniel Allar A 25-year study of young adults transitioning to middle age revealed maintaining a healthy weight was more important in blood pressure control than other common health behaviors. Specifically, participants who kept a body mass index of less than 25 kilograms per square meter were 41 percent less likely to have increasing blood…

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Brain Activity May Predict Stress-Related Cardiovascular Risk

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By Traci Pedersen In the largest brain-imaging study of cardiovascular stress physiology to date, researchers have introduced a brain-based explanation of why stress might impact a person’s heart health. The findings, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, show that as we experience stressful events, our brains produce a distinct pattern of activity…

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Heart-healthy cooking to prevent stroke

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St. Mary’s Medical Center Your heart and brain need nutritious foods to stay healthy. And while we all know the importance of a balanced diet that incorporates fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins and is low in sodium and both saturated and trans fats, did you know maintaining a healthful diet requires more than…

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Hitting cardiovascular health targets can help elderly live longer

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By Will Boggs MD (Reuters Health) – Meeting some or all of the American Heart Association’s seven ideal cardiovascular health goals is associated with longer life and fewer heart attacks and strokes, no matter your age. In fact, in a recent group of elderly patients, “the benefit of an ideal cardiovascular health in reducing mortality…

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Reality check: Are dark chocolate and red wine not healthy after all?

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By Carmen Chai Senior National Online Journalist, Health  Global News TORONTO – They’re good for you, they’re bad for you. Dark chocolate, red wine and berries have been hailed as heart-healthy foods, but a new study suggests that the compounds at play don’t really help at all. It’s a confusing time for wine and chocolate…

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THIS is as crucial as BLOOD pressure for heart health – but do YOU know about it?

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By OLIVIA LERCHE Blood flow has been branded the ‘third important pillar’ of cardiovascular health that people need to be aware of, but research has revealed few people realise that having smoothly-flowing blood is important. Fruitflow+ Omega-3 – a tomato supplement – has been proved to show similar effects on blood as 75mg of aspirin….

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