Category Archives: heart

Healthy Diet Gives Minority Women Lower Risk of Diabetes: Harvard

strawberry1Are you an ethnic Asian, Hispanic, or black female? If yes, a healthy diet could cut your risk of type 2 diabetes.

A healthy diet has been associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. New study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital found
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High-Fat Diet, Obesity Harms Stem Cells in Developing Fetus

hamburg1It is well-known that obesity and western-style diet are linked to many chronic diseases involving heart and circulatory system.

But scientists at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Doernbecher Children’s Hospital reveal that they could also affect developing fetus.

They found that a high-fat diet and obesity during pregnancy compromise the blood-forming, or hematopoietic, stem cell system in Continue reading

 

Vital Exhaustion Affects Heart Health: Mount Sinai Study

tideAre you easily tired, irritable and feeling blue?

Researchers from Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt hospitals found that fatigue, increased irritability and demoralization, also known as vital exhaustion, may raise the risk of first-time cardiovascular disease by 36 percent. Continue reading

 

Resveratrol Anti-Inflammatory in Cardiovascular Diseases

Photo Credit Sirui Ma

Photo Credit Sirui Ma

Why the French tend to less frequently develop cardiac diseases than Germans, despite the fact that they eat more fatty foods?

This so-called French Paradox has been attributed to the higher consumption of red wine in France and it has been the subject of various studies in the past. Continue reading