Top News: #HeartDisease

Here are the top read news for #heartdisease:


Study Says For Heart Health, Skip The Sugar:

We’re all wise to the notion that sugar is a lot worse for us than we thought. Twenty years ago, we were eating fat-free, high-sugar muffins and thought we were being healthy; now we know better. And given the ways in which fructose is metabolized, it seems to bestow even additional health risks over “safer” sugars, like glucose. A new review looks over the evidence to date and lays out the mechanisms by which sugar, and fructose in particular, seems to do its damage. Though the new study is largely a review of previous research, it’s an impressive piece that will, hopefully, urge more people to change even their casual soda habits, and maybe even help shift the status quo is schools, offices, and households to boot. Read more


Pass the Butter and Pour on the Olive Oil, Experts Say:

People who lay off butter and cheese and pour olive oil onto their salads instead live longer and lower their risk of heart disease, researchers reported Monday. Read more


[A stressed child]Childhood stress may raise risk for diabetes, heart disease in adulthood:

Children who experience high levels of stress may be at greater risk for diabetes and heart disease later in life, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of CardiologyRead more


stem-cells-heart-1Hydrogel boosts uptake of stem cells in repairing damaged hearts:

With their ability to help repair damaged muscle, stem cells have shown promise as tools for rebuilding the body’s organs, but their potential is yet to be fully realized – especially when it comes to the heart. Part of this is because only a small percentage of stem cells injected actually survive the process, but a newly developed liquid could make life a little easier for freshly transplanted cells. Researchers have found that encapsulating them in a sticky hydrogel gives them the ability to not only survive, but multiply and improve the injured heart’s ability to pump blood. Read more


Deaths from cardiovascular disease to rise globally in next decade:

SEATTLE, Sept. 30 (UPI) — Early deaths from cardiovascular disease, or CVD, around the world are expected to increase to nearly 8 million per year during the next decade if nations do not address health risks for the condition, according to a new study. Read more