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Health News - Cardiovascular/Cardiology

How a fruit compound may lower blood pressure
New research in mice and human cells finds that a fruit compound lowers blood pressure. The study also reveals the mechanism by which it does this. (Medical News Today)

What is the most healthful oil for frying?
How healthful an oil is for frying depends on when it breaks down and how long a person heats it for. Some of the more healthful oils include olive oil, avocado oil, and canola oil. Learn more about the best oils for deep frying, shallow frying, and roasting, along with other nutrition considerations, here. (Medical News Today)

How lack of sleep harms circulation
New research pinpoints a possible mechanism underlying the relationship between lack of sleep and a heightened risk of diverse cardiovascular problems. (Medical News Today)

What causes dizziness?
Some common reasons for feeling dizzy include migraine episodes, low blood pressure, motion sickness, and stress. Resolving the underlying cause will usually improve the symptoms. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Best 10 foods to boost metabolism
Chili peppers, protein sources, and green vegetables are among the best foods for boosting metabolism. In this article, we provide a list of the best metabolism boosting foods and other tips to increase metabolic rate. (Medical News Today)

What to know about nitroglycerin
Nitroglycerin is a drug that primarily treats a specific chest pain that doctors call angina. Learn about when they prescribe it, how it works to relieve angina, safe dosages, risks, and side effects here. (Medical News Today)

More women risking heart health through lack of exercise
New research examines the patterns of physical activity among women in the United States who also have a form of cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

How much coffee is too much for the heart?
In a large new study, researchers identify 'the tipping point' for consumption after which coffee can increase a person's cardiovascular risk. (Medical News Today)

Supplement for joint pain linked to lower heart disease risk
A large new study has found an association between glucosamine, a common dietary supplement for joint pain, and a lower risk of cardiovascular problems. (Medical News Today)

What to know about omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are present in foods such as fish. Their potential benefits include reducing inflammation and heart disease risk. Adversely, omega-3s may cause bleeding problems if someone is on certain medication. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

DASH diet reduced heart failure risk 'by almost half' in people under 75
People under 75 who followed a plant-rich diet for reducing high blood pressure had a significantly lower risk of heart failure than those who did not. (Medical News Today)

5 causes of cold intolerance
While some people simply get colder more easily than others, cold intolerance can also result from an underlying medical condition. In this article, learn about possible causes of feeling cold all the time, including hypothyroidism, anemia, and Raynaud’s disease. (Medical News Today)

What to know about the Whole30 diet
The Whole30 diet involves not eating grains, legumes, dairy, and specific other food groups for 30 days. It is safe to try for most people and may have health benefits. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How do you prevent type 2 diabetes?
Several factors increase a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In this article, learn about how to prevent the condition by losing weight, exercising, and eating a balanced diet. (Medical News Today)

Natural ways to lower cholesterol
High cholesterol levels can increase a person’s risk of heart disease. Natural ways to lower cholesterol include replacing trans fats and saturated fats with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, eating more soluble fiber, and exercising regularly. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Cancer treatments: Patients need to know heart risks
Specialists warn that many people undergoing cancer treatment receive neither appropriate information about heart risks nor sufficient monitoring for them. (Medical News Today)

Using coal as a potent antioxidant
According to innovative new research, quantum dots derived from coal could lessen the impact of strokes, heart attacks, and brain injuries. (Medical News Today)

Type 2 diabetes: Intensive hypertension therapy may lower death risk
New research finds that intensive therapy for lowering the blood pressure of people with type 2 diabetes reduces their risk of mortality. (Medical News Today)

Stress, insomnia may triple death risk for those with hypertension
New research examines the effect of work stress and trouble sleeping on the risk of cardiovascular death in people who already have high blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Obesity: Could fat cell differences predict diabetes risk?
Scientists identify three types of fat precursor cell and suggest that the distribution of these cells could predict obesity-related conditions. (Medical News Today)

Atherosclerosis: Research reveals new mechanism and therapeutic target
Scientists reveal how immune cells called neutrophils trigger a previously unknown type of cell death in smooth muscle cells to aggravate atherosclerosis. (Medical News Today)

'A Viagra-like drug could reverse heart failure'
Research in sheep finds that a drug that doctors prescribe for the treatment of erectile dysfunction can effectively treat the effects of heart failure. (Medical News Today)

Blood test may predict cardiovascular disease
New research suggests that repurposing an already existing blood test could predict the risk of developing heart disease or a stroke. (Medical News Today)

What to know about vitamin K-2
Vitamin K has two main forms, K-1 and K-2. Vitamin K-2 is naturally present in fatty meats, dairy products, and fermented foods. Both forms of vitamin K are essential for blood clotting and bone health. However, vitamin K-2 may also protect against certain forms of cancer and heart disease. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is the best time to take statins and why?
Some cholesterol-lowering drugs work best when a person takes them in the evening, while others are equally effective in the morning. Learn more about different statins, including the best time of day to take them. (Medical News Today)

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