Tag: cause of cardiovascular disease

Positive Socializing Can Lower Your Risk of High Blood Pressure

If you want to keep your heart healthy then be careful how you socialize. New research from Carnegie Mellon University published in the American Psychological Association’s journal, Health Psychology (May 2014), found that unpleasant or demanding personal encounters can increase the risk of hypertension, or high blood pressure, among older

Newsbriefs: Risk of Heart Attack; Olive Oil Benefits; Early Menopause

Risk of heart attack increased by nighttime blood pressure elevations.
Blood pressure continually rises and falls over a 24-hour period, and high blood pressure is a significant cause of cardiovascular disease. Researchers recently discovered that blood pressure that rises at night is the most likely to trigger a heart attack or

Lycopene Power

When you stroll through the produce aisle, all of those marvelous hues that fruits and vegetables bring forth are courtesy of naturally occurring plant chemicals. One example is lycopene, a carotenoid pigment that lends certain plant foods their rosy coloring. Modern science shows it does a body good.

Cancer Defense. Lycopene

Gut Bacteria Linked to Cardiovascular, Kidney Diseases

For years, cholesterol was thought to be the primary cause of cardiovascular disease. However, new research has found direct links between gut bacteria and heart failure and chronic kidney disease.
The process involves two nutrients, choline (a component of lecithin, which is found in meat and eggs) and L-carnitine (found primarily

5 Top Cholesterol Reducing Foods

Instead of removing “bad” foods from your diet, research shows you can easily lower your cholesterol by adding certain cholesterol reducing foods. Discover the top 5 foods for lowering cholesterol and learn the simplest, tastiest ways to include them in your regular diet.

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