Heart Attacks Are More Common in Areas with Many Fast Food Restaurants

Recent research, conducted by the researchers from Australia, suggests that a large number of heart attacks in the area connected to a large number of fast food outlets in this area.Heart Attacks Are More Common in Areas with Many Fast Food Restaurants

For the research, a team of scientists took data from 3,070 patients admitted to the hospitals in New South Wales with a heart attack in 2011–2013.

Study author Tarunpreet Saluja says: “The results emphasize the importance of the food environment as a potential contributor towards health. Previous studies have shown that the poor nutritional value, high salt and saturated fat in fast food is connected to heart disease.”

People Using Pedometers Develop Healthy Habits Lasting for Years

Scientists from St Georges University Hospital in Tooting, UK, find that using a pedometer (step counting device) can form a habit lasting for years and significantly reduce the risk of the heart attack or broken bones.People Using Pedometers Develop Healthy Habits Lasting for Years

The team of researchers conducted an experiment in which 1,300 people were encouraged to count steps, keep a diary, and talk to a nurse about walking more. After the end of the experiment, people who spent 12 months counting steps had still got the exercise bug four years later, according to the researchers.

Lead researchers professor Tess Harris who says: “An extra half an hour walking a week is not much to ask but it can really reduce your risk of a heart attack, fracture or strokes. It works out at just five minutes a day.”

Low Intake of Fruits and Vegetables Increases the Risk of Death from Heart Disease

According to a new study, presented at Nutrition 2019, the American Society for Nutrition annual meeting in Baltimore, US, low consumption of fruits and vegetables may become the cause for 1 in 7 deaths and 1 in 12 deaths, correspondingly, from heart disease.Low Intake of Fruits and Vegetables Increases the Risk of Death from Heart Disease

A team of researchers analyzed the available data, the scientists found that low consumption of fruit was connected to approximately 2 million deaths from heart disease, and low consumption of vegetables was associated with 1 million deaths, on a global level.

Senior study author Dariush Mozaffarian, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy says: “These findings indicate a need to expand the focus to increasing availability and consumption of protective foods like fruits, vegetables, and legumes — a positive message with tremendous potential for improving global health.”

A Cup of Tomato Juice a Day May Lower the Risk of Heart Disease

A new study from Japan suggests that drinking a cup of tomato juice a day may help decrease the risk of development of heart disease.A Cup of Tomato Juice a Day May Lower the Risk of Heart Disease

For the study, a team of researchers recruited 184 men and 297 women, all of whom were residents of Kuriyama, Japan. All participants could drink as much unsalted tomato juice as they wanted for one year. On average, one person drank approximately 215 ml a day.

The researchers analyzed data from the 94 participants with hypertension or prehypertension (a condition when elevated blood pressure is not high enough to receive a diagnosis of hypertension).

The blood pressure measurements after one year of drinking tomato juice of these participants showed that their blood pressure was significantly lower. Average systolic blood pressure lowered from 141.2 to 137.0 mm Hg while average diastolic blood pressure lowered from 83.3 to 80.0 mm.

Also, the researchers saw a significant drop in the level of low-density lipoprotein also known as “bad” cholesterol which is another risk factor for atherosclerosis.

Scientists Determined How Much Coffee Is Too Much for Your Heart

A new study from the University of South Australia in Adelaide aimed to determine how much coffee would increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in people with and without the genetic variant.Scientists Determined How Much Coffee Is Too Much for Your Heart

For the study, the researchers analyzed data from 347,077 people aged from 37 to 73 from UK Biobank. The number of those who had a diagnosis of cardiovascular disease was 8,368.

Study co-author Prof. Elina Hyppönen concludes: “In order to maintain a healthy heart and a healthy blood pressure people must limit their coffees to fewer than six cups a day — based on our data six was the tipping point where caffeine started to negatively affect cardiovascular risk.”