Cardiovascular diseases

Coffee, especially ground coffee and caffeine, lowers risk of heart disease and early death, study shows | CNN

Coffee, especially ground coffee and caffeine, lowers risk of heart disease and early death, study shows | CNN

CNN — Drinking two to three cups of most types of coffee a day can protect you from cardiovascular disease and early death, a new study finds. “The results suggest that with mild to moderate consumption of ground mill , instant and decaffeinated coffee should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle.” Melbourne Hospital. The …

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Study links frozen embryos to increased risk of hypertension-related pregnancy complications CNN

Study links frozen embryos to increased risk of hypertension-related pregnancy complications CNN

CNN — Pregnancies using frozen embryos for in vitro fertilization appear to be associated with an increased risk of complications related to hypertension or hypertensive disorders compared with the use of fresh embryos or natural pregnancies. That’s according to a study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, which includes data on more …

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Study finds potential link between daily multivitamins and cognitive improvement in older adults | CNN

Study finds potential link between daily multivitamins and cognitive improvement in older adults | CNN

CNN — A new study suggests that taking a daily multivitamin may be associated with improved brain function in older adults, and the benefits appear to be greater for those with a history of cardiovascular disease. The findings didn’t surprise the researchers — rather, they were, said study author Laura Baker, a professor of gerontology …

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Chronic "lack of exercise" associated with HFpEF

Chronic “lack of exercise” associated with HFpEF

Chronic physical inactivity — known as “exercise inactivity” — is associated with a subgroup of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) with reduced cardiac atrophy, reduced cardiac output and ventricular size, and reduced cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), researchers say related. They suggest that increasing physical activity levels in these sedentary individuals may be …

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Single-dose 'combination' found to save lives, prevent heart attacks in major new trial

Single-dose ‘combination’ found to save lives, prevent heart attacks in major new trial

picture: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Three-in-one drug combo may help people with a history of heart disease stay healthy, new study show. Randomized clinical trials have found that people who take bundled drugs (also known as combination drugs) go on to experience fewer heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular-related deaths than those who receive standard care. The findings …

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Many patients stop taking statins for muscle pain, new study shows, but statins don't cause pain CNN

Many patients stop taking statins for muscle pain, new study shows, but statins don’t cause pain CNN

CNN — Statins are an important tool for preventing major cardiovascular problems, but many patients stop taking them due to side effects, including muscle pain. However, according to a study published Monday in The Lancet and presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Spain, for more than 90 percent of statin patients who …

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