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October 30, 2015

Cocoa reduces heart disease risk

Consuming cocoa flavanols improves cardiovascular function and lessens the burden on the heart that comes with the ageing and stiffening of arteries, according to a study published recently in British Journal of Nutrition (BJN).1 The BJN study, along with a related study published by the same group of researchers in the journal Age,2 provides novel data to indicate that intake of cocoa flavanols reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).

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March 27, 2015

Frequent sauna use protects men against cardiac death

Frequent – even daily – sauna use can reduce the risk of cardiac death, according to a study at the University of Eastern Finland published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine.1

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March 27, 2015

Football training an effective weight loss programme

Men who participated in a Football Fans in Training (FFIT) scheme lost more than nine times as much weight as those who did not take part in the programme, according to results published recently in Public Health Research.1 Participants also benefited from reduced waist size less body fat and lower blood pressure, say the authors.

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January 29, 2015

Long-duration space flight may pose heart problems

A study1 from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has found some unexpected changes in haemodynamics following prolonged weightlessness. They observed that, while ambulatory heart rate does not change, systemic blood pressure decreases during prolonged space flight.

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January 29, 2015

Irrefutable benefit for exercise to combat heart disease

Current evidence supports the assertion of exercise being a cornerstone therapy in reducing cardiovascular (CV) risk and in the prevention, treatment, and control of hypertension, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of Hypertension.1

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May 22, 2013

Transcendental meditation may lower blood pressure

Transcendental Meditation (TM) techniques lower blood pressure, and may be considered in clinical practice for the prevention and treatment of hypertension, according to a recent report1 from the American Heart Association (AHA).

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May 22, 2013

Hysterectomy does not increase risk of CVD

Having a hysterectomy with or without ovary removal in mid-life does not increase a woman’s risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared to women who reach natural menopause, contrary to many previously reported studies, according to a study published recently online1 by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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July 24, 2012

Oral contraceptives increase blood pressure in adolescence

Lifestyle behaviour in adolescents may adversely affect blood pressure and cardiovascular risk in adulthood, according to results from a large pregnancy follow-up study in Australia published recently in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.1

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March 9, 2012

Community cardiology service piloted

A ‘One Stop Community Cardiology Service’ is being offered at Haslucks Green Medical Centre in Shirley, Solihull, during a two-year pilot project run by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

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March 9, 2012

Novel method for measuring arterial stiffness

A new, non-invasive method for measuring arterial stiffness is able to interpret standard oscillometric measurements to quantify both arterial stiffness and blood pressure simultaneously, according to research published recently in BioMedical Engineering OnLine.1

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