Posts Tagged "Cardiovascular Health"

Good Heart Habits In Young Adulthood Pay Off Later In Life: Study

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 in Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Disease, Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

Partaking in healthy habits in your 20s pays off later in life, according to a new study. Northwestern University researchers found that people who led healthy lifestyles as young adults (meaning a low body mass index, not drinking too much alcohol, not smoking, eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly) were also more likely to maintain their low risk for heart disease into middle age.”In this study, even people with a family history of heart problems were able to have a low cardiovascular disease risk profile if they started living a healthy lifestyle when they were...

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Smoking Increases Risk of Peripheral Arterial Disease in Women, Even 20 years After Quitting

Posted on Jul 14, 2011 in Cardiovascular Health, Health & Wellness

By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Any women looking for (yet another) reason to quit smoking — or better yet, never to start — might be interested in this:  Researchers at the Harvard Medical School have found that the more a woman smokes, the more likely she is to develop peripheral artery disease, a debilitating condition where narrowing of the arteries restricts blood flow to the extremities. According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, the disease affects millions of people in the United States.  Symptoms include pain and numbness in the limbs...

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For Heart Health, Chocolate is a Girl's Best Friend

Posted on Sep 7, 2010 in Cardiovascular Health

by Rachel Stockton Who cares about diamonds, chocolate is a girls’ best friend!  Chocolate’s silky rich ooey-gooey-ness is far less expensive, allowing indulgence on a weekly basis. Before you stock up though, there are a few guidelines regarding the type and of chocolate and how much you should consume for maximum heart benefit. Chocolate is a significant source of flavonoid antioxidants.  Several short-term clinical trials revealed it to be beneficial to cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure, reducing incidence of stroke and acute myocardial infarction (AMI),...

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