Recent research, published in the European Heart Journal, finds that physical activity can decrease the risk of a heart attack in healthy people by half.
A team of researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Cardiac Exercise Research Group in Trondheim analyzed the cardiorespiratory fitness of more than 4,500 people who participated in the health survey HUNT3. Nobody had a history of cardiovascular disease, lung disease, or hypertension.
Bjarne Nes, the lead researcher of the study, comments: “Our study shows that poorer fitness is an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease, even among healthy women and men who are relatively fit.”
A new research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, US, finds that those individuals that consume mostly vegetables and fruits have a significantly lower risk of developing heart failure.
For the research, a team of scientists analyzed the medical data from 15,569 participants in the study called Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke that included both white and black adults from the US aged from 45 and more.
First study author Dr. Kyla Lara says: “Eating a diet mostly of dark green leafy plants, fruits, beans, whole grains, and fish, while limiting processed meats, saturated fats, trans fats, refined carbohydrates, and foods high in added sugars is a heart-healthy lifestyle and may specifically help prevent heart failure if you don’t already have it.”
A new research from the University of Colorado, published by the American Heart Association, finds that every extra cup of coffee is enough to decrease the risk of stroke by 8% and heart failure by 7%.
For the study, a team of scientists used a machine to analyzed data from the long-running Framlingham Heart study, which has investigated cardiovascular disease for more than sixty years.
Laura Stevens, the first author of the study, says: “The association between drinking coffee and a decreased risk of heart failure and stroke was consistently noted in all three studies. The work showed that each additional cup per day had an associated decrease in each outcome.”
A team of researchers from Australia has recently analyzed some common chemicals found in plastics and discovered a link between higher levels of these chemicals in urine and rise in heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension in men.
The researchers analyzed total phthalate exposure among 1,500 Australian men. They detected phthalates in 99.6% of men aged 35 and older. After that, levels of the chemicals in each person were then connected to the chronic diseases.
The lead researchers Zumin Shi, associate professor at the University of Adelaide’s Medical School, says: “We found that the prevalence of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure increased among those men with higher total phthalate level.”
A team of researchers in their early study suggests that the particles of pollution can build up in blood vessels and increase the risk of developing heart disease.
The scientists believe that the reason can be that extremely small particles can penetrate the blood system.
To investigate this, the scientists from the University of Edinburgh, UK, and universities in the Netherlands studied nanoparticles of inert that believed to be too small to be removed by the natural body’s filter system in the nose and lungs.
They asked 14 volunteers to breathe in air containing these nanoparticles while working out for 2 hours. The day after, the researchers discovered the gold nanoparticles in the bloodstream of most participants.