Chronic Stress Can Cause Heart Trouble

Credit: American Heart Association Sometimes stress can be useful. But constant stress can affect overall well-being and may even impact heart health. When stress is short-lived, it can help with performance in meeting a major deadline, interviewing for a new job or achieving another goal. Stress and its impact on the body can also be…

Too Much Utra-processed Food Linked to Lower Heart Health

Credit: American Heart Association Ultra-processed foods, which account for more than half of an average American’s daily calories, are linked to lower measures of cardiovascular health, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 — November 16-18 in Philadelphia. Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…

3 Simple Steps Could Save 94 Million Lives

June 10, 2019 Credit: The American Heart Association  Doing three relatively easy things could help save 94.3 million people around the world from premature deaths caused by cardiovascular disease, new research suggests. Those lives could be saved over a quarter-century span by scaling up treatment of high blood pressure, reducing sodium intake and eliminating artificial…

Just One Energy Drink May Hurt Blood Vessel Function

Young, healthy adults experienced notably diminished blood vessel function soon after consuming one energy drink, according to preliminary research from a small study to be presented in Chicago at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2018, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. Energy drink consumption has…