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The Greek Village Where A High-Fat Diet Comes With No Consequences

By | Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:24

The residents of the Cretan village of Anogia and its surrounding areas express a gene variation that appears to protect them from cardiovascular disease.

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Early Weight Gain Tied To Elevated Heart Risk Later In Life

By | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 18:19

Accelerated weight gain in early childhood may up the risk of cardiovascular complications in adolescence and adulthood.

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Stress Gene Tied To Heart Disease: Stressed Patients More Likely To Die Of Heart Attack

By | Thu, 12/19/2013 - 13:27

A new study points to a stress gene as being a risk factor for heart disease.

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An Apple A Day Really Keeps The Doctor Away

By | Tue, 12/17/2013 - 15:09

A daily apple may have health benefits comparable to those of conventional preventative medicine like statins.

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Fighting Inflammation With 'Good Cholesterol'

By | Tue, 12/10/2013 - 19:43

High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) is "good" cholesterol that helps reduce inflammation and adverse health effects brought on by high levels of "bad" cholesterol.

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Battling Our Sedentary Lifestyle: How To Lessen Sitting Time During Work Day

By | Fri, 12/06/2013 - 18:54

Researchers offer active techniques to office workers, hoping to increase their physical movement amid long hours of sitting.

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Exercise May Not Be Enough: Why ‘Background Activities’ Are So Important

By | Sat, 11/30/2013 - 11:06

Exercise is important, but staying active during the rest of the day has equal weight in determining your risk for cardiovascular problems.

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Watching Sports On TV May Improve Fitness

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 17:32

Watching sports on TV increases muscle nerve activity and sweat release, subsequently improving your overall fitness.

Chronic Health Conditions

Chronic Health Conditions Impact 45% Of American Adults

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 13:27

Almost half of the U.S. population is living with at least one chronic disease, such as heart disease or cancer, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center.

Coffee May Improve Cardiovascular Functioning

Coffee May Improve Cardio Functioning By Dilating Small Blood Vessels

By | Wed, 11/20/2013 - 18:02

A small study found that drinking coffee could improve blood circulation and heart function.

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A Flu Shot For Your Heart

By | Wed, 10/23/2013 - 17:21

A flu shot may improve heart health in patients with and without a history of cardiovascular disease.

That Bike Share Program Could Help You Cut Some Pounds: Lessons From India

By | Tue, 06/11/2013 - 19:16

People who walk or bike in India have lower rates of obesity along with fewer risks for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Surprise, Surprise: Big Candy Says Candy's Just Dandy For Your Health

By | Tue, 05/21/2013 - 12:27

A new study funded by the National Confectioners Association claims frequent candy consumption isn't linked to obesity or heart problems.

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Studies Suggest Pets Are Good For The Heart

By | Thu, 05/09/2013 - 17:04

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association says people with pets might have a lower risk for heart disease.

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Young At Heart: Researchers Identify A Protein That Could Help Treat Age-Related Heart Failure

By | Thu, 05/09/2013 - 12:00

In a new study, researchers describe how a protein called GDF-11 rejuvenated the hearts of old mice.

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