Tag: heart disease

Heart disease and heart attack amplified in marijuana users

May 3, 2022

Recreational marijuana users who smoke more than once a month have an increased risk of heart attack and heart disease. According to new research from Stanford University, the psychoactive component of marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), caused inflammation in endothelial cells that […]

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Higher risk of heart disease for people with cognitive impairment

April 22, 2022

A study led by Canadian researchers suggest cognitive function could predict a person’s future risk of heart disease. In assessing the relationship between cognitive function and future cardiovascular events in over 8,700 people – who also had type 2 diabetes, […]

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Obesity leads to hospitalisation/death from COVID-19

March 17, 2021

Epidemiologists have noted a distinct correlation between body weight and COVID-19 severity from the early days of the pandemic, and now, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that more than three-quarters of people presenting at […]

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5 ways to trim that belly fat

October 19, 2017

Belly fat is detrimental to your health as it can cause diseases. It has been linked to high cholesterol, inflammation, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Here are 5 ways for a flatter stomach: 1. Consume more fibre, especially soluble fibre. […]

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People with stroke, heart disease risk factors may be in danger of Alzheimer’s

April 12, 2017

People with risk factors for heart disease and stroke are also in danger of developing changes in the brain that could lead to Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. So-called vascular risk factors, including obesity, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol […]

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British Heart Foundation warns of risks of sudden death due to faulty gene

February 6, 2017

A charity organization has warned people of the risks of developing coronary heart disease or even sudden death due to a faulty heart gene, saying that an estimated 620,000 people in the UK have the gene but most are unaware. […]

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