Wednesday 23 Jul 2014

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Eating probiotics regularly may improve your blood pressure

Eating probiotics regularly may modestly improve your blood pressure, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Probiotics are live microorganisms (naturally occurring bacteria in the gut) thought to have beneficial effects; common sources are yogurt or …

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Longtime Boy Scout leader no longer taking chances with his health

Jose Lepervanche knew he was at risk of a cardiac event. He even tried to prevent it. He just wasn’t able to keep trying. Not even after the first time

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Chief Science Officer ‘sets record straight’ about diet, science, AHA

At the American Heart Association, everything we do is based on science. Simply put, we examine the evidence that comes from scientific studies and use it to provide

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AHA experts reiterate importance of limiting saturated fats

Some studies say the saturated fats found in butter, fatty meats and other animal products have no effect on whether you get heart disease. Other studies say the

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Prevent another stroke by keeping blood pressure, lifestyle in check

Stroke survivors should control their blood pressure, cholesterol and weight and do moderate physical activity regularly to avoid having another stroke, according to new guidelines from the American

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Risk assessment calculator accurately predicts heart attacks, strokes

The 10-year heart attack and stroke risk assessment calculator  published by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology accurately predicts risk and does a good job

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Higher blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol in early adulthood matters to later brain health

Being heart healthy as a young adult  may increase your chance of staying mentally sharp in mid-life, according to new research released Monday in the American Heart Association

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: This stroke survivor is dedicated to helping others beat, avoid stroke

During a pleasant weekend visit with her mother, Amy Edmunds asked a question. Then she asked it again. And again. The repetition was so bizarre that Amy’s mom called 9-1-1.

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About 12.8 million more adults eligible for discussions with their physicians to determine if statins are appropriate treatment

About 12.8 million more adults would be eligible for statin drugs under new guidelines designed to help doctors prescribe the cholesterol-lowering therapies, which should lead to risk discussions

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Mouse study finds a faulty gene may also be at fault for high blood pressure

All the mice kept dying. Fatal heart defects were wiping out litters of them in a laboratory, frustrating scientists trying to get to the bottom of a gene