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  • March 21, 2017 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Physical Activity May Counteract Negative Effects of Obesity

    Being overweight or obese is usually associated with a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. However, a recent study suggests that physical activity may help reduce the negative cardiovascular impact of being overweight or obese. Participants in the study included 5,344...

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  • July 9, 2014 Emma McGowan

    A Happy Marriage May Be Good for Your Heart

    A recent study suggests that positive interactions with your spouse or long-term partner could reduce the risk of heart disease. Participants in the study included 282 healthy middle-aged couples who were either married or cohabitating. The researchers monitored the quality...

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  • February 2, 2014 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Polyphenols Shown to Lower Risk of Heart Disease

    Polyphenols are powerful antioxidant-like nutrients that help fight free radical damage and excess inflammations in the body. A recent study suggests that eating more foods with high levels of polyphenols may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by as...

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  • June 25, 2013 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Fortified Cranberry Juice Improves Heart Health Markers

    A recent study links drinking cranberry juice fortified with folic acid with lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) for people with metabolic syndrome. Participants in the study saw reduced levels of andiponectin (a hormone from fat cells that helps...

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  • June 10, 2013 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    CoQ10 Shown to Have Significant Heart Health Benefits

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading killers worldwide. A recent study including both European and Asian participants suggests that taking CoQ10 daily may reduce the risk of a major adverse cardiovascular event by 40%, reduce the risk of...

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  • May 20, 2013 Emma McGowan

    Walnuts and Walnut Products May Lower Risk of Heart Disease

    Walnuts have been shown in previous studies to lower cholesterol, thereby potentially reducing the risk of heart disease. A recent study investigated the mechanism behind these properties, and found that walnut oil improves vascular health and whole walnuts help HDL...

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  • May 19, 2013 Emma McGowan

    Pet Owners Shown to Have Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

    A recent analysis performed by researchers at the American Heart Association suggests that having a pet may actually reduce a person's risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). After analyzing the data from multiple studies, the researchers found three main contributors to...

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  • January 22, 2013 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Lycopene Intake Linked With Lower Risk of Heart Disease

    Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that gives pink and red fruits and vegetables their color. A recent study has found that lycopene may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 17% and coronary heart disease (CHD) by 26%. Participants...

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