Heart Disease Risk Factors

5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

disease, it’s not enough to just treat your disease. You need to focus on your overall health as well. There are a number of conditions that don’t seem on the surface to have much of a relationship with heart disease at all, yet they can significantly increase your risk. The Heart Disease Risk Factors

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4 Heart Risk Factors That Affect More Women Than Men

…-US X-NONE X-NONE While there are many heart disease risk factors that affect men and women equally, there are four that affect women more than men. Being mindful of these four is especially important for women. * Overweight: Women have a higher heart disease risk from being overweight than men do. Studies…

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Alzheimer's Disease Prevention: Know Your Risk Factors

factors as possible. What Are the Alzheimer's Risk Factors? * High blood pressure * Diabetes * High LDL cholesterol levels * Age * History of stroke * Head trauma Our age and genetics are factors that are not within your control. In fact, most experts are in agreement that most cases of Alzheimer's disease

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Learn the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Women

risks factors, such as being overweight, to Ms. O’Donnell’s loss of protection from her diminishing natural estrogen reserves, and voilá -- the scenario that places any woman at risk for quietly developing heart disease over time emerges. Should Ms. O’Donnell have other traditional risk factors

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High HDL Levels Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

…the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and how to prevent it, as well as the heart brain-connection. This latest finding about HDL just reiterates that a heart healthy lifestyle can optimize your brain health as well. While Alzheimer’s is considered an aging-related disease like heart disease, neither…

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Grief Can Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

…need be aware of the risk of heart attack during the bereavement period, and do all they can to help. Now it’s your turn: Do you have any bereavement tips to share? You May Also Be Interested In: * Broken Hearts Increase Heart Disease Risk Factors * Love, Intimacy, and Your Heart

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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

…heart?” That’s an important question since the inflammation and heart disease connection is well documented, and more significant than cholesterol levels, and a factor underlying most other diseases, as well. Inflammation and Heart Disease * Have your doctor request a blood test to measure your level of…

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Are Teenagers Setting Themselves Up for Heart Disease?

…prime risk factor for heart disease. Smoke damages the heart and blood vessels and increases the risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). It can also cause sludgy, inflamed blood. In fact, even light or occasional smoking or inhaling secondhand smoke can contribute to heart disease. Plus…

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What Causes Coronary Artery Disease?

…five times the risk of developing coronary artery disease and four times the risk of having a heart attack or stroke compared with subjects with the lowest levels. C-reactive protein predicted risk of these events in women who appeared to have no other pertinent heart risk factors. In the study, researchers…

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Skipping Breakfast Puts Your Heart at Risk

…body stores fat, leading to more fat storage around the middle. All of these are major risk factors for heart disease and warning signs that diabetes could soon develop. Skipping breakfast puts your heart at risk in so many ways. In fact, the researchers found that those participants who were accustomed…

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Belly Fat Increases Cardiac Risk Factors

We’re used to thinking of obesity as a cardiac risk factor, and it is. But now, a new study shows that being slim with belly fat ups your heart attack risk factors more than obesity. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic looked at the BMI (body mass index) and waist-to-hip ratio of 12,785 adults, with a…

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Can a Flu Vaccine Stop Heart Disease?

…prevent heart disease. In fact, these new findings which were released by the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress says that a flu shot can reduce the risk of a major cardiac event by 50% and cardiac death by 40%. While these findings may appear positive on the surface, I wouldn’t use heart protection…

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Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Young Women

…and have significant risk factors or if you have any suspicious symptoms even in the absence of risk factors, get an evaluation—demand it! If you have a family history of heart disease, you want to be twice as aggressive. Women who have a family history of early heart disease (occurring in immediate…

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Why a Vacation Can Improve Your Heart Health

…Framingham Heart Study, and the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT). As part of their larger study, Framingham researchers interviewed 749 women ages 45 to 64 that were free of cardiac disease, and then followed them for 20 years. The investigators sorted through demographic factors such as…

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