Feb 05, 7:20 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Juliana Rose Pignataro @julie_pignataro 10/19/16 AT 12:19 PM Brushing your teeth with a special plaque reducing toothpaste could cut your risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study found. Researchers set out to determine if Plaque HD toothpaste would significantly reduce levels of the inflammation that causes heart disease in the study published in the American Journal of Medicine.A team at Florida Atlantic University compared 61 healthy people aged 19 to 44 after they used either Plaque HD or a placebo toothpaste for 60 days. They then measured their levels of plaque and the protein present in inflammation and heart disease. Researchers found a convincing drop in both. Plaque was reduced by 49 percent as compared to only 24 percent when placebo toothpaste was used. Inflammatory proteins were reduced by 29 percent with Plaque HD, while those who used a … [Read more...] about Heart Attack Risk: Can Brushing Your Teeth With New Toothpaste Prevent Cardiovascular Disease?
A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure.The American Heart Association said Thursday that more than 121 million adults had cardiovascular disease in 2016. Taking out those with only high blood pressure leaves 24 million, or 9 percent of adults, who have other forms of disease such as heart failure or clogged arteries.Measuring the burden of diseases shows areas that need to improve, the heart association's chief science and medical officer, Dr. Mariell Jessup, said in a statement.RELATED: Are you having a heart attack? 7 PHOTOS Silent signs of a heart attack See Gallery Silent signs of a heart attack Fatigue Dr. Stacey E. Rosen, MD, a Go Red For Women cardiologist at North Shore-LIJ Health System, says this is one of the most common symptoms she sees (especially in women heart attack patients). … [Read more...] about Nearly half of U.S. adults have heart or cardiovascular disease
By Rex Crum | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: January 31, 2019 at 5:58 am | UPDATED: January 31, 2019 at 6:16 am run as the Caped Crusader looks set to end, soon…What do you get when billions of tons of ice melt? A big cavity growing under a section of Antarctica…Look at yourself and the person next to you. A new study says nearly half of all American adults have some form of cardiovascular disease…The FBI wonders what’s up with a secret tunnel that was found and leading toward a bank in…Yes, in Florida. Report an error Policies and Standards Contact Us … [Read more...] about Off Topic: ‘Batman’, Antarctica, cardiovascular disease, Florida tunnel
New research suggests a connection between cardiovascular disease and living in close proximity to intense oil and gas exploration. Researchers from the Colorado School of Public health conducted a pilot study of 97 people in three Colorado towns—Fort Collins, Greeley and Windsor—areas known for intense oil and gas development. The researchers found that those living in those areas were more likely to show early signs of cardiovascular disease, including higher blood pressure, changes in the stiffness of blood vessels and markers of inflammation. “We are not sure whether the responsible factor is noise or emissions from the well pads or something else, but we did observe that with more intense oil and gas activity around a person's home, cardiovascular disease indicator levels increased,” the study's lead author Lisa McKenzie, PhD, MPH, of the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, said in a statement. The study … [Read more...] about Cardiovascular Disease Linked to Living Close to Oil and Gas Exploration
Health cardiovascular disease heart health Loneliness Social isolation can be a killer, and not just figuratively. Loneliness may actually cause premature death by damaging the heart, according to a new study. The research suggested that feeling loneliness may double a person’s risk of dying of cardiovascular disease. “Loneliness is more common today than ever before, and more people live alone,” Anne Vinggaard Christensen, study author and a Ph.D. student at The Heart Centre at the Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark, said in a statement. “Previous research has shown that loneliness and social isolation are linked with coronary heart disease and stroke, but this has not been investigated in patients with different types of cardiovascular disease." Adam Lister/Getty Images Recommended Slideshows 51 50 Healthy Foods That Are Secretly Unhealthy 51 50 Facts About the Human Body You Probably Didn't Know … [Read more...] about Loneliness Can Damage Your Heart, Cause Premature Death From Cardiovascular Disease, New Research Suggests