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Diet as effective as drugs for hypertension

A new study shows that a heart healthy diet, combined with lower sodium intake, can match or beat conventional drugs to lower blood pressure in those most at risk from hypertension.

27 November, 2017

Fight salty cravings with spicy food

Chinese scientists studying food cravings have found that a preference for spicy foods often means people consume less salt.

22 November, 2017

Stretch or sweat – which is better for the heart?

Combining yoga and aerobic exercise may be the best way to lower blood pressure, total cholesterol, weight and other symptoms in heart disease patients.

23 October, 2017

Regular saunas keep blood pressure down

Frequent sauna bathing reduces the risk of elevated blood pressure, and therefore the risk of heart disease, according to new evidence.

5 October, 2017

It’s official – meditation lowers heart disease risk

Meditation has the potential to reduce several of the risk factors for heart disease, according to a new official statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).

2 October, 2017

No heart risk from higher fat diets – major study

A large international study has shown that a diet higher in fat and lower in carbohydrates is likely to reduce the risk of early death and in particular can be heart protective.

4 September, 2017

Almonds help clear cholesterol from the blood

A daily almond snack not only increases levels of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol, it makes it more active, helping to reduce overall levels of cholesterol in the body.

14 August, 2017

Lutein – it’s not just for your eyes

New evidence shows that lutein – a nutrient most commonly associated with eye health – has anti-inflammatory effects in the heart that can help protect against heart attack and angina.

28 July, 2017

Daily chocolate fix protects the heart

For older women, daily consumption of flavanol-rich chocolate may help prevent arterial stiffness and protect against heart attack and stroke.

18 May, 2017

B vitamins protect against air pollution

B vitamins, such as folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12, may play an important role in reducing genetic damage caused by air pollution.

16 March, 2017