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NEWS Teeth infections triple heart disease risk

September 28th 2016 /

People who have untreated teeth infections and gum disease are nearly three times more likely to suffer from heart disease.

NEWS Med diet twice as effective as a statin in keeping heart patients alive

September 7th 2016 /

If you’ve got a heart condition, you’re twice as likely to stay alive by eating a Mediterranean diet—rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and oils—than taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug.

FEATURE The good food guide to a healthy heart

August 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 6) /

Counting calories—instead of focusing on the quality of the food we eat—won’t help us beat the epidemic of heart disease and diabetes, says a leading cardiologist

NEWS Omega-3s protect against a fatal heart attack

June 29th 2016 /

People with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids—either from fish or supplements—are less likely to suffer a fatal heart attack. Strangely, the fish oils don’t prevent a heart attack; they just increase your chances—by 10 per cent—that you won’t die from it.

NEWS Salt isn’t bad for the heart—it prevents heart attacks and stroke

May 25th 2016 /

Eating salt is bad for our heart, right? Wrong. Despite all the public health warnings, the very reverse seems to be true—salt could prevent a heart attack and stroke. Only people with high blood pressure (hypertension) need to mind their salt intake, say researchers.

NEWS The five foods that can beat inflammation

May 23rd 2016 /

Inflammation is recognised as playing a big part in many chronic health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and some cancers—and now scientists have come up with five foods that can prevent it, and even reverse the process once it’s started.

NEWS Exercise protects against 13 types of cancer

May 18th 2016 /

It’s known that moderate physical activity is a good way of reducing your risk of heart disease—but researchers have now discovered that it also protects against 13 types of cancer.

NEWS Red wine could be the key to the French paradox

May 16th 2016 /

Red wine could be the secret of the ‘French paradox’. Although the typical French diet can be high in fats and sugars, the country has a lower rate of heart disease—and it could be because the wine’s resveratrol counters the bad effects of sugar.

NEWS Intense 20-second work-outs have same health benefits as long sessions

May 4th 2016 /

Think exercise and an image of slogging it out in a sweaty gym for ages perhaps comes to mind. Well, think again: scientists reckon that quick bursts of high-intensity exercise could have just as much benefit.

NEWS Eating a little chocolate reduces diabetes, heart disease risk

May 3rd 2016 /

Eating a little dark chocolate every day reduces your insulin resistance, which means you’re less likely to develop diabetes and heart disease.

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