Tag Archives: heart attack

Obese men in 20s may die in middle age

Families of chubby youngsters, beware! Men who turn obese in their early 20s are significantly less likely to reach their middle age, a new study published in the British Medical Journal has suggested. Also such youngsters are also up to eight times more likely to suffer diabetes, potentially fatal blood clots or a heart attack,

Traffic noise may cause heart attack: Study

Copenhagen: Exposure to traffic noise could cause heart attacks, says a new study. A previous work had investigated the combined effects of both noise and air pollution caused by traffic on the heart, but the results were inconsistent. The new study, led by Mette Sorensen of the Danish Cancer Society, showed a clear relationship between

Dark chocolate reduces risk of cardiac fatalities

Sydney: Daily consumption of dark chocolate reduces risks of fatal and non-fatal heart attacks, new research says. Monash University researchers showed that dark chocolate’s blood pressure-and cholesterol-lowering qualities made it a cheap and tasty intervention strategy for a population at high risk of cardiovascular disease. The study conducted by Ella Zomer, Christopher Reid, Alice Owen

Presence of fat improves heart’s ability to pump

Stripping diets of fat may impair the heart’s ability to pump optimally, especially among patients suffering from cardiac failure. Results from studies conducted by assistant professor of physiology and biophysics Margaret Chandler, Case Western Reserve University and others; show that a high-fat diet improved the heart’s ability to pump. “Does that mean I can go