Posts Tagged "heart health"

Keeping Heart Healthy Slows Down Brain Ageing

Posted on Aug 19, 2010 in Cardiovascular Health

Want to slow down the aging process of your brain? Well, then start keeping you heart healthy, suggests a new study. In the study, people whose hearts pumped less blood had brains that appeared older than the brains of those whose hearts pumped more blood. Decreased cardiac index, the amount of blood that pumps from the heart in relation to a person’s body size, was associated with decreased brain volume using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Researchers observed the link even in those participants who did not have cardiovascular disease, such as heart failure or coronary heart disease. As...

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Seven Hours Of Sleep Best For Heart Health

Posted on Aug 16, 2010 in Cardiovascular Health

Not getting enough sleep? Getting too much? You may be increasing your chances of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the August 1 edition of the scientific journal SLEEP. In the study, Doctors Charumathi Sabanayagam and Anoop Shankar of the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine determined that seven hours of sleep is the optimal amount for heart health, according to a statement released on Sunday by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), publishers of SLEEP. Analyzing data from more than 30,000 adults who participated in the 2005 National Health...

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Pistachios are Helpful to the Heart

Posted on Aug 13, 2008 in Cardiovascular Health, Health & Wellness

Yesterday I bought some pistachios, because I like them, and wondered if they were any good for me. Probably not I thought. Everything I like is either illegal, immoral or fattening. So I decided to find out a little about them. I was surprised at what I came up with. Along with heart-healthy fats, pistachios contain cardio protective nutrients, such as magnesium, potassium, and copper. Research suggests that a handful or two of pistachio nuts a day could keep heart disease at bay. They appear to lower cholesterol and keep arteries healthy. Just three ounces of pistachios a day is enough to...

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Questions and Answers About Chelation Therapy

Posted on Jul 26, 2008 in Cardiovascular Health

For more than30 years, people with fatty buildups of plaque in their arteries (atherosclerosis) may have heard about a “miracle cure” called chelation (pronounced “ke-LA’shun”) therapy. But you may not know that the American Heart Association and other medical and scientific groups have spoken out against this treatment. This answers the most frequently asked questions about chelation therapy. It also gives the American Heart Association’s position on this procedure, as well as those of other highly regarded scientific organizations. What’s...

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