Medical News Today: Omega-3 fatty acid medications can boost cardiovascular health

As cases of obesity and diabetes are on the rise, so are their complications. One complication that has recently been a point of focus for the American Heart Association (AHA) is high triglyceride levels. Prescription medication with omega-3 fatty acids may have cardiovascular benefits, new research suggests. Triglycerides are fats

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Medical News Today: Plant based diet may reduce cardiovascular death risk by 32%

New research adds to the mounting body of evidence that eating more plant based foods and fewer animal ones may contribute to a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. Eating more vegetables and less meat contributes to a healthy heart, new research suggests. Not only is eating fewer animal products good

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Medical News Today: Cardiovascular disease: 7 simple steps that lower future risk

Maintaining good cardiovascular health — as the American Heart Association define it — over an extended period helps lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in the future. New research gives important clues on how to protect heart health. This is the main takeaway of a study which now appears in

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Medical News Today: Blood test may predict cardiovascular disease

New research suggests that a simple blood test, which doctors currently use to diagnose heart attacks, may be useful in predicting the risk of cardiovascular disease. New research suggests a simple blood test could accurately predict who will go on to develop cardiovascular disease. According to the latest statistics from

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Medical News Today: Blueberries may lower cardiovascular risk by up to 20 percent

The phytochemicals that give blueberries their blue color can significantly improve cardiovascular health, finds a new two-part study. The positive effect that blueberries can have on blood pressure is comparable to that of hypertension drugs. Dubbed “the silent killer” because it has no visible symptoms in its early stages, hypertension

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Medical News Today: Sleep apnea: Daytime sleepiness might help predict cardiovascular risk

A recent study categorizing people with obstructive sleep apnea based on their differing symptoms found a strong link between excessive daytime sleepiness and cardiovascular disease. OSA increases hypertension risk. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) causes sporadic airflow blockages during sleep. All of the different types of sleep apnea, OSA is the

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