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Watching sport can make you fitter: Study

Watching sport can make you fitter: Study

Nov 24, – The study, published in the international journal Frontiers in Autonomic Neuroscience, showed that when watching a first person video of someone else running, heart rate, respiration, skin blood flow and sweat release all increased. They returned to normal at the conclusion of the “jog”. Researchers said that importantly, for the first time, […]

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Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Nov 12, – A simple urine test can help identify kids with type 1 diabetes who are at risk for heart and kidney disease and would benefit from early treatment to prevent these serious health problems, a new study suggests. It is estimated that up to 40 percent of young people with type 1 diabetes […]

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Burn fat and lose weight faster by dancing away

Burn fat and lose weight faster by dancing away

Oct 28, – In every edition of Better Health, our efforts are funnelled to encourage you towards a healthier and fitter lifestyle, to push you to embark upon that fitness regime you have been eyeing for quite a while. This time we have stepped up our research and compiled a list of ‘fun’ workouts that […]

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Study: Small changes in lifestyle lower risk of strokes

Study: Small changes in lifestyle lower risk of strokes

Jun 9, – A recent study has shown that making small changes in lifestyle could reduce risk of strokes. The finding of the study was based on an assessment using the American Heart Association’s health factors: be active, control cholesterol, eat a healthy diet, manage blood pressure, maintain a healthy weight, control blood sugar and […]

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Study: Estrogen Levels Tied to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

Study: Estrogen Levels Tied to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

May 12, – Sudden cardiac death can occur when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating (sudden cardiac arrest). Each year in the United States, more than 350,000 people die of sudden cardiac death. Higher levels of the hormone estrogen are associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death in men and women, a […]

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Bad for the Heart Also Bad for the Brain

Bad for the Heart Also Bad for the Brain

Smoking, diabetes, other things that harm physical health linked to poorer mental function, study says The new study included nearly 3,800 people, aged 35 to 82, who were checked for heart disease risk factors such as smoking, diabetes and high levels of “bad” cholesterol, and given tests to assess their memory and mental skills such […]

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Heart-healthy Mediterranean Diet Benefits Heart, Even Without Weight Loss: Study

Heart-healthy Mediterranean Diet Benefits Heart, Even Without Weight Loss: Study

May 2, Men at high risk for heart disease might reduce their “bad” cholesterol by eating a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, even if they don’t lose weight, a small new study suggests. The study included 19 men, aged 24 to 62, with metabolic syndrome, which means they had three or more major risk factors for heart […]

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