Men suffering from mental disorders such as schizophrenia are more likely to develop heart disease, according to research at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Southampton and the Karolinska Institute. The study, published in the journal Circulation, surveyed more than a million Swedish men over a 22-year period beginning at the average age of 18.
Energy drinks high in caffeine and taurine can significantly increase the heart rate, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. "Usually energy drinks contain taurine and caffeine as their main pharmacological ingredients," Dr. Dörner of the University of Bonn said at the meeting.
According to a new study, taking a low dose of aspirin for heart health before going to bed could reduce the chances of having a heart attack or stroke in the morning. The American Heart Association is now recommending that people who have a high risk for heart attacks should take a daily dose of aspirin.
Obese individuals and normal weight individuals who are metabolically unhealthy face a greater risk of cardiovascular disease, according to research conducted at the University of Texas. The study, published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, analyzed the results of the San Antonio Heart Study.
Sleeplessness may lead to higher death rates in men, according to research conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The study, published in the journal Circulation, followed more than 23,000 men in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study who self-reported insomnia symptoms for a period of six years.
People who eat a handful of nuts each day may increase their life span, according to research conducted at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the Harvard School of Public Health. The study, published the New England Medicine of Journal, surveyed data on nearly 120,000 people over a 30-year period.
Young adults with congenital heart disease may benefit from physical activity, according to new recommendations by the Working Group of Grown-up Congenital Heart Disease and the Section of Sports Cardiology of the EACPR. The team pointed to a study that showed just one child in five affected by the disorder was given recommendations on physical activity.
The FDA has announced that it plans to ban partially hydrogenated vegetable oils from all food products. Speaking at a presser, FDA commish Margaret Hamburg said that the oils "are not generally recognized as safe for use in food." According to CDC figures, the ban could prevent an additional 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year and up to 20,000 heart attacks each year.
Men who receive therapy for testosterone deficiency may be putting themselves at a lower risk for cardiovascular disease, according to research conducted at the Boston University School of Medicine. The study, published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice, noted that testosterone treatment helps restore normal lipid profiles.
Adults who get the flu vaccine may be at a lower risk of suffering heart attacks, according to research conducted at the University of Toronto. The study, published in JAMA, surveyed 6,735 patients averaging 67 years of age. Those who had a recent heart attack and then got a flu shot had a 55 percent lower risk of a major cardiac event.
Obstructive sleep apnea [OSA] is associated with higher levels of the biomarker troponin T, commonly found in cases of heart failure, according to research conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, looked at 1,645 subjects who were free of heart disease and heart failure at the study's beginning.
A surfeit of saturated fat is not to blame for population-wide increases in heart disease, according to British heart specialist Aseem Malhotra. His study, published in the British Medical Journal, noted that cardiovascular risk has gone up despite governmental attempts to curb the consumption of saturated fats.