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Type of Heart Disease Linked to Dementia
Dementia can be brought on by a number of risk factors. One of the most surprising that has recently been linked to the cognitive impairment, however, is a type of heart condition involving restricted arteries.
Reducing Risks Could Cut Alzheimer's
Moderate lifestyle changes may seem small, but they can provide large returns in better health. Exercising and smoking cessation are among modifiable changes capable of reducing risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Soy and Milk May Cut Blood Pressure
Milk and soy are known to offer a number of health benefits, and lowering blood pressure is another health benefit that can be chalked on this ever-increasing list.
Protein Plays Role in Blood Pressure
Blood pressure might seem like just another pesky number. In fact it plays a vital role in heart health. The discovery of a protein embedded in the walls of blood vessels might make managing hypertension a little bit easier.
High Sodium Equals High Risk
Americans love salt. That affection doesn't go both ways. Consuming too much sodium and too little potassium may bring on unnecessary heath risks.
NSAIDs Risky for Hypertensive Patients
High blood pressure patients with coronary artery disease are already at increased risk of heart attack. It turns out a commonly used, over-the-counter medication may be almost as dangerous.
Stroke of Misfortune
Pregnant women are at an increased risk for a number of possible diseases and conditions. A new study suggests that they may also be at a heightened risk for heart disease due to high blood pressure syndromes.
States are Getting Wider
The obesity epidemic is a hot topic and continues to get hotter. Obesity rates have not been declining and it's literally a huge problem.
Egg Yolks Aren't All Bad
Egg whites are known to be the healthy part of an egg, while egg yolks are often discarded because they seem to lack nutritional value and increase risk for diseases. This may not be completely true.
Sodium Limits Advised for Heart Health
A recent study published in the American Journal of Hypertension revealed that consuming less sodium would not lower the risk of heart disease or stroke. Now the American Heart Association is questioning the study's findings and trying to put that research into perspective.