Cardiovascular Disease What Decreases Your Chances of Having It

Cardiovascular Disease What Decreases Your Chances of Having It

Cardiovascular disease includes high blood pressure, valvular heart disease, coronary heart diseases, stroke or rheumatic fever/rheumatic heart disease. These diseases of the heart are responsible for over 50 percent of all deaths in the United States. It is the leading cause of death in adults and in women and over 2,000 people die from it […]

Cardiovascular Disease Risks Worse With Sugar

Cardiovascular Disease Risks Worse With Sugar

The risk of dying from cardiovascular disease is worse for those with excessive added sugar in their diets according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. For purposes of the study, excessive sugar is 25 percent or more of all dietary calories. The term “added sugar” meant sugar included in the food or drink […]

Cardiovascular Disease: Does Strength Training Help?

Cardiovascular Disease: Does Strength Training Help?

Cardiovascular disease can be prevented with strength training, not just aerobic exercise. Numerous studies have shown that strength training in almost any modality can reduce the risk of heart disease, hypertension, and heart failure. Although the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH) recommends that people who are at risk for cardiovascular disease can gain […]