Even if you lose your willpower for several weeks, all is not lost, new research suggests. Just don’t backslide for long.
Dietary supplements are a multibillion-dollar industry in the United States, and both vitamin D and fish oil have been hyped as preventive cures for a host of medical ailments.
People who had the surgery were 67 percent less likely to die from any cause during the five years after their surgery, the study found.
Helping family caregivers take care of themselves is an urgent and growing health issue.
Sleep irregularity “may represent a target for early identification and prevention of cardiometabolic disease,” the study’s authors conclude.
In the study, a preventive regimen of daily aspirin did not lower the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, but it did significantly increase the risk of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract or brain.
In a new study, overweight and obese people who lost more than 20 percent of their body weight were almost 2½ times more likely to have good metabolic health as those who lost 5 to 10 percent.
The AHA urges parents to limit the recreational screen time of children and teens to no more than one to two hours per day.
When the fish oil is snake oil.
“I hope our study findings help … encourage people to use proven methods to reduce their risk of cardiovascular diseases — such as eating more fruits and vegetables, exercising and avoiding tobacco,” said lead author Dr. Joonseok Kim.
As far back as 1980, Dr. Samuel Vaisrub, a physician and JAMA editor, suggested that Beethoven’s arrhythmia can be detected in his compositions.
Among men with cardiometabolic disease, those who were experiencing job strain were 68 percent more likely to die over the course of the study than those without job strain.
The findings are just the latest in a long string of evidence that has undercut the longstanding idea that vitamin and mineral supplements act as a form of “insurance” against chronic disease.
The study also found links between alcohol consumption and specific types of cardiovascular disease, specifically heart failure, stroke, fatal aortic aneurysms and fatal hypertensive disease.
Among people in the study with the highest genetic risk for cardiovascular disease, those whose cardiovascular systems were the most fit were 49 percent less likely to develop heart disease.
Other research has suggested that loud noise triggers a stress response that, over time, can have a harmful effect on the body’s blood vessels and lead to an increased risk of heart disease.
The findings suggest that any heart benefits resulting from Bikram yoga come from the physical movement associated with the hatha yoga postures, not from the heat.
A 2017 study found that people with a normal BMI who carry excess weight around their middle are at greater risk of premature death from any cause than people who are overweight or obese.
For people who lived alone, owning a dog was associated with even greater health benefits. That group experienced a 36 percent reduction in the risk of dying from heart disease.
Only about 1 in 100 deaths from sudden cardiac arrest in men and about 1 in 1,000 of such deaths in women could be linked to sexual activity, the study found.