Top News: #HeartDisease

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For nine days, researchers took sugary foods and beverages away from a group of 43 children and teens who had symptoms of metabolic syndrome, reducing the sugar in their diets to 10% of overall calories from 28%. The children’s cholesterol and other lipid levels improved, and their insulin levels dropped.Study Links Sugar to Conditions That Lead to Diabetes, Heart Disease in Children:

Researchers offered new evidence Tuesday linking sugar consumption with conditions that can lead to diabetes and heart disease in children, fueling the debate over the causes of health problems related to obesity. Read more



heartMale and female hearts grow old in different ways:

Men’s and women’s hearts do not age in the same way, with the left ventricle muscle getting bigger and thicker with time in men and smaller in women. A team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine looked at almost 3,000 adult hearts over 10 years and used MRI scans to examine how they had changed over time. Read more


[woman clutching heart]Gene indicates higher risk of heart disease for women:

Scientists believe they have pinpointed a gene that is associated with an increased risk of heart attack or stroke in women, but not in men, according to findings published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular GeneticsRead more


Why Doctors Still Misunderstand Heart Disease in Women:

When Nancy Larko, aged 84, went to see her doctor in Meadville, Pennsylvania, earlier this year, she thought her stomach pains was the result of something she’d eaten. Her symptoms had begun on Friday afternoon, but Larko, unconcerned, didn’t contact her doctor until the following Tuesday, after four days of discomfort. Her doctor said that it was a gallstone, but nothing to worry about; he kept her in observation overnight, then sent her home on Wednesday afternoon. No one seemed to have noticed that Larko had had a heart attack. Read more


How Your Diet in Childhood Can Affect You for Life:

If we’re being totally honest with ourselves, most of us tend to pick up healthy eating habits when we’re well into middle age, when we’re already likely on the way toward a number of chronic health conditions including being overweight, having diabetes or heart disease and high blood pressure. We try to add more fruits and vegetables to our daily fare, and cut back on the fatty meats and tempting but calorie-laden sweets. Read more