Burden of Obesity Gets Heftier
Obesity has been shown to contribute to fatal coronary artery disease, regardless of other risk factors such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
Rehab for Hearts
Automatic referral to cardiac rehabilitation following a discussion between clinician and patient is linked to better use of this life-saving therapy.
Sodium Slayers Face Less Stroke Risk
High salt intake, regardless of a diagnosis of hypertension , has been shown to increase risk of ischemic (blood clot) stroke, according to a new study.
Death by Diet Soda?
A new study shows that diet soda drinkers may not be be better off opting for the zero- or low-calorie drinks compared to their sugar-swilling counterparts.
Vegans -- individuals who don't eat animal products, including dairy -- may be prone to atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries, according to a new study.
Heart disease costs are predicted to triple in the next 20 years in the U.S., according to predictions from the American Heart Association (AHA).
Statins Work Regardless of Protein Levels
A new study counters the claim that statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) only work for individuals with a certain protein.
Protection At What Cost?
According to new research from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, about a quarter of African-Americans have a gene that helps protect them against heart disease.
Costs of Cardiovascular Disease Enough to Make Your Heart Race
Costs associated with treating heart disease and heart conditions increased more than 200 percent in Canada from 1996 to 2006, and are expected to triple in the U.S. by 2030.
Not So Savory News for Salt Lovers
Curbing salt intake in teens could reduce the number of young adults with high blood pressure, while imposing statutory limits of salt content in foods appears most effective way to cut intake.