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Here’s how to reduce the risk of heart diseases by choosing the right food(Photo by Lily Banse on Unsplash)

Here’s how to reduce the risk of heart diseases by choosing the right food

By Zarafshan Shiraz, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2021 04:40 PM IST
  • While the news of Sidharth Shukla’s death from a sudden heart attack comes as an absolute disbelief, it is important to take the reins of our deteriorating lifestyle in hand, prioritise a balanced diet and learn how to reduce the risk of heart diseases by choosing the right food products
Common weight-loss drug can maintain heart health? Here's what new study says(Shutterstock)
Common weight-loss drug can maintain heart health? Here's what new study says(Shutterstock)

Common weight-loss drug can maintain heart health? Here's what new study says

ANI | , Dallas [us]
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2021 03:40 PM IST
Researchers conduct a new clinical trial to find out whether the commonly-prescribed weight-loss drug, liraglutide, can successfully target fat which endangers heart health
Why are people not quitting CrossFit?(Pexels)
Why are people not quitting CrossFit?(Pexels)

Why are people not quitting CrossFit?

By KY Iyer, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 12:24 PM IST
CrossFit is amongst the fastest growing and most popular exercise programmes in the world. However, CrossFit is not without its detractors.
It is thought that lifestyle factors including physical activity and diet might impact heart rate variability (HRV), according to the researchers.(Unsplash)
It is thought that lifestyle factors including physical activity and diet might impact heart rate variability (HRV), according to the researchers.(Unsplash)

Almonds may help promote heart health, says study

London | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 12:06 PM IST
Mental stress is among the psychosocial factors thought to contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. HRV is an important indicator of the cardiovascular system’s response to stress.
HDL stands for ‘high-density lipoprotein’. Nicknamed the ‘good’ cholesterol because wellness experts think it might help the body counter LDL cholesterol.(Shutterstock)
HDL stands for ‘high-density lipoprotein’. Nicknamed the ‘good’ cholesterol because wellness experts think it might help the body counter LDL cholesterol.(Shutterstock)

The relation between menopause and women’s heart health

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 03:25 PM IST
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) or as we simply term heart health is the leading cause of concern for women.
A 2018 study by medical journal The Lancet revealed that the prevalence of heart disease and stroke has increased by over 50 per cent from 1990 to 2016 in India.(Unsplash)
A 2018 study by medical journal The Lancet revealed that the prevalence of heart disease and stroke has increased by over 50 per cent from 1990 to 2016 in India.(Unsplash)

World Heart Day 2019: History, date, significance

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 12:49 PM IST
World Heart Day: A 2018 study by medical journal The Lancet revealed that the prevalence of heart disease and stroke has increased by over 50 per cent from 1990 to 2016 in India.
The latest study has challenged previous studies which had shown that brief bouts of vigorous exercise or sprint interval training (SIT) are effective when performed as a single session, requiring a total time commitment of 10 minutes or so.(Unsplash)
The latest study has challenged previous studies which had shown that brief bouts of vigorous exercise or sprint interval training (SIT) are effective when performed as a single session, requiring a total time commitment of 10 minutes or so.(Unsplash)

Here comes ‘stair snacking’ to improve heart health

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, Toronto
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 09:35 AM IST
Researchers have shown that a few minutes of stair climbing called the ‘stair snacking’ approach, at short intervals between work, can improve cardiovascular health.
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The body clock also known as circadian clock may benefit women’s heart health

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2019 10:12 AM IST
In most healthy humans, blood pressure dips at night. People who do not experience this temporary drop, called “non-dippers,” are more likely to develop heart disease.
The survival rate for heart patients is lower when patients choose to wait for an organ with less risk, says a new study.(Shutterstock)
The survival rate for heart patients is lower when patients choose to wait for an organ with less risk, says a new study.(Shutterstock)

High-risk donor hearts linked to better patient survival rates

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2018 02:03 PM IST
High-risk donor hearts need not influence the outcome of the transplant and can actually have better outcomes, says a new study.
Although some earlier studies have linked light drinking to improvements in cardiovascular health, the new study shows that those potential gains are outweighed by other risks.(Shutterstock)
Although some earlier studies have linked light drinking to improvements in cardiovascular health, the new study shows that those potential gains are outweighed by other risks.(Shutterstock)

Light drinking is not safe, can increase risk of premature death

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 03:07 PM IST
There may be no such thing as light drinking. Consuming just one or two drinks four or more times per week can increase risk of premature death by 20%, says a new study.
On World Smile Day, here are five reasons to smile all day, every day. (Photo by Caju Gomes on Unsplash)
On World Smile Day, here are five reasons to smile all day, every day. (Photo by Caju Gomes on Unsplash)

World Smile Day: 5 reasons you should smile every single day

Hindustan Times | By Sanya Panwar
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 03:00 PM IST
Smile please! If you haven’t been smiling every day, on World Smile Day (October 5), it’s never too late to begin
Coffee has several health benefits. It can boost heart health in elderly, protect from liver cirrhosis, reduce risk of type 2 diabetes, and boost your exercise routine.(Unsplash)
Coffee has several health benefits. It can boost heart health in elderly, protect from liver cirrhosis, reduce risk of type 2 diabetes, and boost your exercise routine.(Unsplash)

International Coffee Day: 5 reasons why you should be drinking it everyday

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2018 09:18 AM IST
October 1 is celebrated as International Coffee Day. The beverage is not just a great energiser, it also boasts of several health benefits. Here are 5 things you need to know about it.
In 2016, 22% of healthy lives lost among those aged between 15 and 49 years can be traced to cardiovascular diseases (CVD).(Shutterstock)
In 2016, 22% of healthy lives lost among those aged between 15 and 49 years can be traced to cardiovascular diseases (CVD).(Shutterstock)

World Heart Day: What you can do to counter cardiovascular disease risk

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 01:32 PM IST
On World Heart Day, we tell you about the dangers of heart disease, what contributes to it, and what you can do about it.
45% of all heart attacks are silent. They also strike men more often than women.(Shutterstock)
45% of all heart attacks are silent. They also strike men more often than women.(Shutterstock)

45% of heart attacks have no symptoms, here’s what you can do about it

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 02:02 PM IST
It’s World Heart Day on September 29. We tell you about silent heart attacks that occur in 45% of patients and what are the risk factors for it.
A Mediterranean diet was shown to reduce the onset of stroke by 17% in all adults, but women saw greater reduction of 22%, whereas the benefit was seen only in 6% men.(Shutterstock)
A Mediterranean diet was shown to reduce the onset of stroke by 17% in all adults, but women saw greater reduction of 22%, whereas the benefit was seen only in 6% men.(Shutterstock)

Eat a Mediterranean diet to lower risk of stroke

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 11:18 AM IST
Mediterranean diet may help middle-aged women have lesser risk of stroke, regardless of menopausal status or hormone replacement therapy.
Arterial stiffness is one of the first signs of cardiovascular disease. Arterial stiffening may have its origin in childhood and adolescence.(Shutterstock)
Arterial stiffness is one of the first signs of cardiovascular disease. Arterial stiffening may have its origin in childhood and adolescence.(Shutterstock)

Teenagers who exercise have a healthier heart

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 11:08 AM IST
Teenagers with better aerobic fitness have more compliant arteries than their lesser fit peers. The study also suggests that a higher anaerobic threshold is linked to better arterial health.
Here’s how toxic metals affect your health.(Shutterstock)
Here’s how toxic metals affect your health.(Shutterstock)

Cardiovascular diseases, here’s how exposure to toxic metals can affect your heart health

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2018 12:32 PM IST
The metals like arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium are linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease.
Weight loss diet: A heart-healthy diet that is high in fibre and low in saturated fats is a great way to prevent and reduce abdominal obesity.(Shutterstock)
Weight loss diet: A heart-healthy diet that is high in fibre and low in saturated fats is a great way to prevent and reduce abdominal obesity.(Shutterstock)

Best diet to reduce belly fat, boost heart health revealed

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 04:57 PM IST
Belly fat reduction: A new study says that Paleo diet and intermittent fasting may not be the solution to weight loss. Instead, the key may lie in something much more simpler.
Here’s how these simple leg exercises can help you.(Shutterstock)
Here’s how these simple leg exercises can help you.(Shutterstock)

Here’s why you need to do these simple leg exercises for good heart health

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2018 11:15 AM IST
A sedentary lifestyle can cause an impairment of transportation of blood in the body which in turn may increase the risk of diseases in the heart and blood vessels.
Wrapped around the heart, the implant which scientists have made can read signals from the entire organ to identify possible lesions and help recovery.(Shutterstock)
Wrapped around the heart, the implant which scientists have made can read signals from the entire organ to identify possible lesions and help recovery.(Shutterstock)

Heart health can be monitored by wearable soft electronic mesh

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Seoul
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 04:45 PM IST
The softness, elasticity and stretchability of the device allows it to follow the contours of flexible joints, such as the wrist.
Flaxseed oil is good for your heart, digestion and weight loss plans.(Shutterstock)
Flaxseed oil is good for your heart, digestion and weight loss plans.(Shutterstock)

Flaxseed oil can do wonders for your health, here are 6 benefits to it

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 10:38 AM IST
Flaxseed oil should be a part of your diet. After all, it can boost your digestive system and heart health as well as reduce risk of cancer and aid weight loss.
Effective preoperative optimization programs such as cardiac rehabilitation, nutritional augmentation, and psychosocial support may improve outcomes especially in younger patients.(Shutterstock)
Effective preoperative optimization programs such as cardiac rehabilitation, nutritional augmentation, and psychosocial support may improve outcomes especially in younger patients.(Shutterstock)

Not the elderly, frailty may be more deadly in younger heart patients

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 10:19 AM IST
The adjusted long-term frailty-related mortality risk was inversely proportional to age, meaning after taking other comorbidities into consideration, frailty had a higher impact on the survival of younger patients.
Cardiovascular disease, comprising mostly of ischaemic heart failure and stroke, is the leading cause of death worldwide.(Shutterstock)
Cardiovascular disease, comprising mostly of ischaemic heart failure and stroke, is the leading cause of death worldwide.(Shutterstock)

Heart disease deaths rising in India, youngsters at risk

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 11:02 AM IST
Deaths due to stroke were about three times higher than the national average in India’s northeastern states.
Heart disease often remains undiagnosed in women, especially those living in rural areas where people are seldom screened for cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.(Shutterstock)
Heart disease often remains undiagnosed in women, especially those living in rural areas where people are seldom screened for cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.(Shutterstock)

Healthy lifestyle cuts heart risk more in women than men

Hindustan Times | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 03:18 PM IST
The risk factors for heart disease are the same for men and women, yet the effects are compounded in women.
Rates of dying from cardiac issues caused by a narrowing of the heart’s arteries increased rapidly in rural areas of India and surpassed those in urban areas between the year 2000 and 2015.(Shutterstock)
Rates of dying from cardiac issues caused by a narrowing of the heart’s arteries increased rapidly in rural areas of India and surpassed those in urban areas between the year 2000 and 2015.(Shutterstock)

Deaths from heart diseases rising in India, says study

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 09:28 AM IST
Deaths due to cardiovascular (heart) disease is on the rise in India, causing more than one quarter of all deaths in the country in 2015, and affecting rural populations and young adults the most, says a new study.
A Mediterranean diet can protect you from osteoporosis, heart problems, dementia, and brain function.(Shutterstock)
A Mediterranean diet can protect you from osteoporosis, heart problems, dementia, and brain function.(Shutterstock)

Mediterranean diet is good for osteoporosis patients, can reduce bone loss

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 01:47 PM IST
A Mediterranean diet could be the best cure for bone loss in people with osteoporosis, says this new study. Previous studies, too, found that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, unrefined cereals, olive oil, and fish, can boost heart health, brain function and reduce risk of dementia.
Heart attack warning: Heart experts say that making lifestyle changes to reduce blood pressure in early adulthood could prevent cardiovascular diseases in later life.(Shutterstock)
Heart attack warning: Heart experts say that making lifestyle changes to reduce blood pressure in early adulthood could prevent cardiovascular diseases in later life.(Shutterstock)

Heart attack warning, 4 or more drinks in a row can put youngsters at severe risk

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 07:14 PM IST
Heart attack warning: A new study suggests youngsters should stay away from binge drinking, which means having more than four drinks in a row, to stay away from heart attacks and other heart related complications.
Conventional pacemakers are surgically placed under the skin of patient’s chest stretching from the shoulder vein and attaching to the heart. Leadless pacemakers, on the other hand, don’t have any wires and are ten times smaller than the transvenous ones.(Getty Images)
Conventional pacemakers are surgically placed under the skin of patient’s chest stretching from the shoulder vein and attaching to the heart. Leadless pacemakers, on the other hand, don’t have any wires and are ten times smaller than the transvenous ones.(Getty Images)

Pacemaker for heart, study suggests leadless variant better than transvenous one

Asian News International, Washington DC | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 11:51 AM IST
Pacemaker for heart: A new study suggests heart attack patients should choose leadless pacemakers over the conventional transvenous variants since they have fewer short- and mid-term complications.
Nuts make for great snacks and are good for your health.(Shutterstock)
Nuts make for great snacks and are good for your health.(Shutterstock)

4 almond and walnut recipes that will help you stay healthy

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 03:03 PM IST
Chefs Vicky Ratnani and Sabyasachi Gorai suggest quick and easy recipes that let you make the best use of almonds and walnuts.
Watermelons for diabetes: Composed of 92% water and rich in a variety of nutrients such as vitamins A, B6 and C, dietitians say diabetes patients should keep an eye on the glycemic index of the fruit.(Shutterstock)
Watermelons for diabetes: Composed of 92% water and rich in a variety of nutrients such as vitamins A, B6 and C, dietitians say diabetes patients should keep an eye on the glycemic index of the fruit.(Shutterstock)

Watermelon for diabetes, here’s why diabetics should stay away from this fruit

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Kabir Bhandari
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 04:48 PM IST
If you have diabetes, dietitians stay you should consume fruits with caution. When it comes to watermelons for diabetes, experts say, patients should keep an eye on the glycemic index of the fruit.
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