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NEWS Heart failure patients also helped by taking fish oil supplements

March 15th 2017 /

Heart attack survivors should already be taking omega-3 fish oil supplements—but heart failure patients would also be helped if they started taking them, the latest official advice on heart health states.

NEWS Exercise bike test for heart disease accurate only half the time

February 27th 2017 /

The exercise bike is one of the standard tests for assessing heart health, but it's so inaccurate that nearly half the people who end up having surgery don't need it.

NEWS Going on a regular fast reduces risk of heart disease and cancer

February 22nd 2017 /

Going on a fast every few months could be one of the best things you can do for your health. It reduces many of the risk factors for heart disease and lowers signs of inflammation, which can be the forerunner of a range of chronic diseases, such as cancer and diabetes.

NEWS Forget 10,000 steps—3,000 a day can keep your heart healthy

February 22nd 2017 /

Forget the 10,000-steps-a-day rule—walking 3,000 steps in 30 minutes could be enough, especially if you have congestive heart failure and you want to improve your chances of a long life.

NEWS Pollutants in fish could be causing irregular heart beat

February 1st 2017 /

Eating healthily but suffering from irregular heart beat (arrhythmia)? The answer could be the fish in your diet—they are getting contaminated from oil spills, and the oil has a pollutant that can affect heart health.

NEWS Teeth infections triple heart disease risk

September 28th 2016 /

People who have untreated teeth infections and gum disease are nearly three times more likely to suffer from heart disease.

NEWS Med diet twice as effective as a statin in keeping heart patients alive

September 7th 2016 /

If you’ve got a heart condition, you’re twice as likely to stay alive by eating a Mediterranean diet—rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and oils—than taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug.

NEWS Omega-3s protect against a fatal heart attack

June 29th 2016 /

People with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids—either from fish or supplements—are less likely to suffer a fatal heart attack. Strangely, the fish oils don’t prevent a heart attack; they just increase your chances—by 10 per cent—that you won’t die from it.

NEWS Salt isn’t bad for the heart—it prevents heart attacks and stroke

May 25th 2016 /

Eating salt is bad for our heart, right? Wrong. Despite all the public health warnings, the very reverse seems to be true—salt could prevent a heart attack and stroke. Only people with high blood pressure (hypertension) need to mind their salt intake, say researchers.

NEWS The five foods that can beat inflammation

May 23rd 2016 /

Inflammation is recognised as playing a big part in many chronic health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and some cancers—and now scientists have come up with five foods that can prevent it, and even reverse the process once it’s started.

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