A New Study Says Low-Carb Diets May Help You Lose Weight. But Are Carbs Really So Bad For You?
A new study suggests that low-carb diets may help people keep weight off and even drop extra pounds, adding to the confusion about the health benefits — or detriments — of carbohydrates. For the study, which was published in The BMJ, researchers put 234 overweight adults on a 10-week weight-loss diet. More than half of them successfully lost about 10% of their body weight during that time. From there, they were then assigned to follow either a low-carb diet (20% of total calories from carbohydrates, 60% from fat), a moderate-carb diet (40% from carbs and fat) or a high-carb diet (60% from carbs, 20% from fat) f...
Source: TIME: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Heart attack: Should you avoid eating eggs if you have high cholesterol?
A HEART attack is most often brought on by heart disease, which can happen if you have high cholesterol. Eggs are rich in cholesterol, so should you avoid eating them if your cholesterol is high? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Groundbreaking study reveals that heart disease is an early indicator of vitamin C deficiency
(Natural News) Heart disease is usually linked to issues with cholesterol, but researchers are increasingly finding that vitamin C plays an outsized role in heart health. This antioxidant nutrient, which the body uses to make connective tissue, has already gotten some buzz for its utility in cancer treatment, but its effects on the heart may... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating cancer: what role could our diet play? - Science Weekly podcast
Food is an essential part of everyone ’s life but how does what we eat affect our health? Could we eat to treat our illnesses? Top oncologists from around the world are beginning to study the role of diet in cancer treatment and early results look promising.Hannah Devlin investigates.Food is an essential part of everyone ’s life but how does what we eat affect our health? For a long time, we’ve known about the link between diet and illnesses like obesity, diabetes and heart disease. But now, scientists are wondering could we eat to treat cancer?Top oncologists from around the world are beginning to unders...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Hannah Devlinand produced by Graihagh Jackson Tags: Science Cancer research Medical research Source Type: news

Study links social isolation to higher risk of death
(American Cancer Society) A large American Cancer Society study links social isolation with a higher risk of death from all causes combined and heart disease for all races studied, and with increased cancer mortality in white men and women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

' Sweet Surrender'; Cancer vs Heart Disease; Barking Up the Cancer Tree
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AHA: Achilles Tendon May Be Window Into Heart Disease Severity
THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- For people with coronary artery disease, the thickness of the Achilles tendon may be an indicator of the severity of their disease and how likely they are to have a heart attack, new research... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rural Americans More Likely to Die from Preventable Causes
Blog post from the National Conference of State Legislatures celebrating National Rural Health Day and drawing attention to rural health disparities. Although the country as a whole has seen declines in four of five leading causes of death, that decline is slower in rural areas. Rural people experience higher death rates from heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 15, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Dietary fat: From foe to friend?
For decades, dietary advice was based on the premise that high intakes of fat cause obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and possibly cancer. Recently, evidence for the adverse metabolic effects of processed carbohydrate has led to a resurgence in interest in lower-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets with high fat content. However, some argue that the relative quantity of dietary fat and carbohydrate has little relevance to health and that focus should instead be placed on which particular fat or carbohydrate sources are consumed. This review, by nutrition scientists with widely varying perspectives, summarizes existing evidence...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ludwig, D. S., Willett, W. C., Volek, J. S., Neuhouser, M. L. Tags: Physiology special/review Source Type: news

AHA: Neighborhood Violence Takes Toll on Heart
(MedPage Today) -- Studies connect steady diet of violence to early heart disease (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Heart Disease Leading Cause of Death in Low-Income Counties
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 -- The leading cause of death varies with income in the United States, with heart disease still the leading cause of death in low-income counties, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in the Annals of Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin C can prevent gout
(Natural News) Vitamin C has been reported to prevent and treat infection, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Another study has shown that it can also prevent gout. Gout is one of the most common types of arthritis that causes severe pain, swelling, and stiffness in a joint, typically affecting the joint in the big toe.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Team determines how cholesterol moves inside cells
This study may help pave the way for new diagnostic and therapeutic tools for these diseases.AUTHORSDr. Peter Totonoz, a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Jaspreet Sandhu, a student in pathology and laboratory medicine, are the study ’s senior author and first author, respectively. Other UCLA-affiliated authors are Xu Xiao, Thomas Weston, Alessandra Ferrari, Jose Orozco, David Strugatsky, Stephen Lee, Cuiwen He, Cynthia Hong, Laurent Bentolila, and Stephen Young. Non-UCLA authors are Shiqian Li, Louise Fairall, Simon Pfisterer , Jennifer Gurnett, Dipti ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists: Taking EPA and DHA omega-3s reduces your risk of cardiac death
(Natural News) Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce your risk of heart disease — even if the mainstream media is trying to say otherwise. While Big Pharma is trying to get everyone under the sun hooked on a prescription statin drug for “heart health,” it turns out that all you really need to do is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack caution: Signs of deadly heart disease hidden in your legs - are you at risk?
HEART attack symptoms usually include chest pain, excessive sweating and feeling dizzy. You could be at risk of myocardial infarction signs and heart disease if your legs look like this. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Heart attacks increasingly common in young women
New research, presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions meeting, finds that heart attacks are no longer an 'old man's disease.' (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Cancer May Soon Replace Heart Disease as Leading Killer of Affluent Americans
Title: Cancer May Soon Replace Heart Disease as Leading Killer of Affluent AmericansCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

WATCH: New AHA guidelines for battling high cholesterol and heart disease
Researchers are recommending doctors be more aggressive with statins to lower cholesterol. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

Cancer May Soon Replace Heart Disease as Leading Killer of Affluent Americans
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - November 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements may be pointless for preventing heart disease and cancer, study finds
Currently, 26 percent of Americans aged 60 and older take vitamin D supplements, despite the results of a new study that found the dosages are not effective at lowering the risk of heart disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer set to overtake heart disease as the biggest killer for rich Americans
The report, published today in the Annals of Medicine, showed that between 2003 and 2015 heart disease and cancer deaths dropped nationwide - but more in richer areas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - do you sleep like this? Heart disease signs hidden in your slumber
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, sweating, and feeling short of breath. But you could also be at risk of deadly myocardial infarction signs and heart disease if you sleep like this. Are you at risk of a heart attack? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevent the number one cause of premature death by simply taking vitamin C
(Natural News) Vitamin C is the go-to nutrient for immune system support, but did you know that this vital nutrient can also help prevent heart disease? Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of premature death in the United States, and it turns out diet is a huge factor. Estimates have long shown that roughly half... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer surpasses heart disease as leading cause of death in many US counties
An important transition is happening across the United States: Cancer was the leading cause of death in more counties in 2015 than 13 years earlier, a new study finds. However, the opposite was true for heart disease during that period; fewer counties reported it as the top killer. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronary calcium screening better predicts heart disease risk, research finds
Last year, President Donald Trump's doctors screened him for heart disease using a test unfamiliar to many Americans. Now, research shows that that test, either alone or combined with other evaluation methods, is better at predicting whether a symptomatic patient required heart surgery than the standard evaluation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't count on vitamin D or fish oil supplements to reduce your risk of cancer or heart disease
A widely anticipated study has concluded that neither vitamin D nor fish oil supplements prevent cancer or serious heart-related problems — such as heart attacks and strokes — in healthy older people.Although hundreds of studies of these supplements have been published over the years, the new... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Liz Szabo Source Type: news

Genetic factors link Alzheimer's, cardiovascular disease, study says
The largest study ever of genetic Alzheimer's disease has linked heart disease and dementia, suggesting that controlling heart disease could delay dementia. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking a cup of tea or eating a handful of berries a day may protect against heart disease
A study of nearly 53,000 people over 23 years by the University of Western Australia found that tea and blueberries are rich in antioxidants that are thought to be anti-inflammatory. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutritional strategies that reduce heart disease risk
(Natural News) Heart disease is responsible for most mortality cases in the world. In the U.S. alone, more than 610,000 deaths per year are due to this condition. High mortality risk associated with heart disease should motivate people to do something so that they won’t just be another number in these statistics. Fortunately, these conditions... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer May Soon Replace Heart Disease as Leading Killer of Affluent Americans
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- Cancer is expected to overtake heart disease as the leading cause of death for well-off Americans by 2020. The expected shift owes to advances in technology and drugs that are making big headway against heart disease,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin D, fish oil supplements of little benefit to heart health
Two large new clinical trials have examined the benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements for staving off heart disease and cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Integrating oral health and primary care programs can save lives
By integrating hypertension screenings into dental settings, dentists play an integral role in efforts to reduce hypertension and stem heart disease. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Debony Hughes Source Type: news

Personal Health: Too Much Caffeine May Stress the Heart
In moderate doses caffeine has mainly positive effects for most people. But it increases production of cortisol, which can lead to health problems including anxiety, weight gain and heart disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Caffeine Coffee Cortisol (Hormone) Heart Blood Pressure Anxiety and Stress Source Type: news

Study suggests diabetes medication improves heart structure
(St. Michael's Hospital) The diabetes medication empagliflozin has important effects that can improve cardiac structure in people with Type 2 diabetes who also have heart disease, suggests a new study led by St. Michael's Hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes Drug Might Also Ease Heart Failure Risks
The new study included more than 17,000 type 2 diabetes patients aged 40 and older. Nearly 7,000 had heart disease and more than 10,000 had numerous risk factors for heart disease, Wiviott's group said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Studies Give Mixed Results About Taking Fish Oil and Vitamin D
(CHICAGO) — Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements, showed no clear ability to lower heart or cancer risks. Same for vitamin D. But higher amounts of a purified, prescription fish oil slashed heart problems and heart-related deaths among people with high triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood, and other risks for heart disease. Doctors cheered the results and said they could suggest a new treatment option for hundreds of thousands of patients like these. ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARILYNN MARCHIONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Supplements Source Type: news

New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on the Personal
Nearly one of every three American adults have high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol, which contributes to fatty plaque buildup and narrowing of the arteries, the AHA said. People with LDL levels of 100 mg/dL or lower tend to have lower rates of heart disease and stroke. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on Personalized Approach
Nearly one of every three American adults have high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol, which contributes to fatty plaque buildup and narrowing of the arteries, the AHA said. People with LDL levels of 100 mg/dL or lower tend to have lower rates of heart disease and stroke. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D And Fish Oil Supplements Disappoint In Long-Awaited Study Results
After years of debate, a major government funded study failed to find any overall benefit of taking widely used supplements to protect against heart disease or cancer.(Image credit: Cathy Scola/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patti Neighmond Source Type: news

Vitamin D And Fish Oil Supplements Mostly Disappoint In Long-Awaited Research Results
After years of debate, a major government funded study failed to find any overall benefit of taking widely used supplements to protect against heart disease or cancer.(Image credit: Cathy Scola/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patti Neighmond Source Type: news

Prescription Doses of Fish Oil May Lower Heart Attack and Stroke Risk
Omega-3 fatty acids, abundant in fish oil, are known to be good for the heart. Studies have shown that people who eat more fish rich in these fats have lower rates of heart problems and less risk of dying from heart disease compared to those who eat less. Those data have fueled a booming business in over-the-counter fish oil supplements. In a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and presented at the American Heart Association annual meeting, researchers report that a highly purified version of omega-3 fats, called icosapent ethyl, can lower the risk of a number of heart-related events, including hear...
Source: TIME: Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Heart Disease omega-3 Source Type: news

Fish Oil and Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Prevent Heart Attacks and Cancer, Study Says
There’s good evidence that fish oil supplements may lower the risk of second heart events — like a heart attack or stroke — in people with heart disease, but few rigorous studies have investigated whether the supplement can help people to lower their risk of having a heart event in the first place. And while some data suggests that people with lower levels of vitamin D tend to have higher rates of heart disease and cancer, the evidence isn’t solid. Now, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association offers more findi...
Source: TIME: Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs Source Type: news

Vitamin D, omega-3 supplements do not prevent cancer or heart disease, study says
Vitamin D and omega-3 supplements do not prevent cancer or heart disease, a new study finds, the latest in the years-long debate over their benefits. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D and Fish Oils Are Ineffective for Preventing Cancer and Heart Disease
The largest study to test vitamin D and omega-3 pills in healthy adults found they did little to prevent cardiovascular disease, but hinted at benefits for groups including African-Americans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Cancer Heart Stroke Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Vitamin D Omega-3 Fatty Acids Vitamins Fish and Other Marine Life Preventive Medicine Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Diabetes Drug Prevents Heart Failure
Trial shows SGLT-2 inhibition can prevent hospitalization for heart failure, reduce likelihood of renal disease progression in patients with or without established heart disease (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 10, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Coronary calcium levels a better predictor of patients at risk for coronary heart disease
(Intermountain Medical Center) A new study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session conference found that testing a patient's coronary calcium levels is a better predictor of blocked coronary arteries at risk for a heart attack and the need for revascularization than standard risk-assessment equations used in medical practice today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

It may take heavy smokers' hearts up to 15 years to recover after quitting cigarettes
After analyzing data on 8,700 people spanning 50 years, researchers at Vanderbilt found it takes well over a decade for smokers to get their risk of heart disease back to that of a never-smoker. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the types of atrial fibrillation?
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm. There are several types of atrial fibrillation, which have different impacts on health. Read on to learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is atrial fibrillation?
Atrial fibrillation is a heart disease that leads to twitching and malfunction in the walls of the heart and irregular heart rhythm. This can cause a range of complications and can be fatal without treatment. Read on to learn about the symptoms and possible complications, as well as how to treat the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does a doctor diagnose atrial fibrillation?
Atrial fibrillation creates an irregular heart rhythm called arrhythmia. A doctor can use physical examination and machine testing to diagnose and treat this common heart disorder. Read on to learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news