Cardiovascular Disease

An Astounding Defeat for Public Health

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

At the very least, there is a significant proportion of US doctors who use these guidelines in everyday practice. Although the evidence so far has supported the widespread use of statins to reduce CVDs, I would only re-emphasise the importance of caution in the US and elsewhere: statins eligibility is not a closed case just yet and it may take some time before we fully understand how statins can be best prescribed.

The Government Must Act on Air Pollution

Simon Gillespie | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Gillespie

There is a consensus in the medical community and among the major charities in this area. There is overwhelming and terrifying evidence, which is increasing every year. So we are all calling on the UK Government, ahead of the UK Supreme Court ruling on this issue next month..

Start Healthy Heart Habits Young

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Many of you know what the vices are: smoking, poor diet, being overweight, alcohol, not being active enough. And they can make all the difference between a healthy heart and a damaged one. So if we know what the causes are - why is it such a health burden?

Ending the Egg Fight: US Poised to Reverse Cholesterol Warnings

Christopher James Clark | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher James Clark

During the 20th century, which I sometimes refer to as the Dark Ages of Nutrition, many governments and prominent health organizations adopted erroneous theories on many nutritional topics, including sugar, saturated fat, and dietary cholesterol.

Lifesaving Research Is Stalling Without Access to Patient Data

Simon Gillespie | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK
Simon Gillespie

A piece of European legislation is currently threatening to drastically limit the way in which we conduct research using data in this country. If it goes ahead unaltered, valuable work currently underway may become illegal with huge losses to our knowledge of cardiovascular disease and other conditions.

Tackling Today's Health Problems Must Not Be at the Expense of Tomorrow's

Simon Gillespie | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Gillespie

We cannot afford to ignore the long-term, slow motion public health crisis we know is coming: preventable illness. More of us are living longer. But as the population gets older increasing numbers of people are living with long-term health conditions, like arthritis, chronic lung disease or cardiovascular disease.

Could This Make Eating Red Meat Healthier?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Eating red meat has long been linked to health problems, including blocked arteries, heart attack and stroke, but new research could allow people to "...

How That Extra Pint Could Be Damaging Your Heart

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're heading out for a cheeky pint (or five) after work this evening you may want to think twice about how much alcohol you order. Experts hav...

Can a Paleo-Vegan Alliance Save Nutrition?

Christopher James Clark | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher James Clark

The enduring struggle to curb degenerative diseases through improved nutrition has reached a critical juncture. Knowledge that sugar, not saturated fat, promotes these diseases is spreading widely. Nutrition-oriented communities mustn't squander this rare historical opportunity. The Paleo and Vegan communities should act strategically, intelligently, and decisively.

What Time Of Day Are Strokes And Heart Attacks Most Likely To Take Place?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Why is the most common time for people to suffer from a heart attack or stroke 6.30am? Researchers delved into this and discovered that it's all d...

Our Food Environment and Obesity

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

Takeaways are part of this debate because we're eating more of our food outside the home than we used to - one in six meals and between 20% and 25% of calories come from eating out - and takeaway foods are a popular, but often unhealthy choice, because they tend to be high in salt and saturated fat and high in calories per gramme of food.

Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Have Virtually No Side Effects, Researchers Find

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Statins, which help to save thousands of people from heart disease by lowering cholesterol, have almost no side effects, researchers found. In fac...

Weaning the World Off Salt

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Eating habits in childhood influence eating patterns in later life. Liking the taste of salty food is actually a learned taste preference. Therefore, those who eat little salt taste the natural flavours of food a lot more than those who have a lot of salt. The current focus is wrong.

Yes, You Can Actually Die From A Broken Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A study of 30,000 Brits revealed that losing someone really can break your heart. According to a report published in the journal JAMA Internal Medi...

A Healthy Heart for Life

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

Coronary heart disease (CHD) was the biggest cause of death in England, accounting for nearly 60,000 of the total 466,800 deaths in 2012 (about one in seven deaths in men and one in ten deaths in women). And it's the top cause of death for people under the age of 75. Most of the risk of heart attack is down to a few risk factors that are potentially modifiable...

A Change of Heart for Valentine's Day

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Vast majority of people are consuming much more sugar than they should be. And it could be having a silent but deadly long-term effect on your health. I'm not suggesting that eating a few chocolates this Valentine's Day is going to give you heart disease... But perhaps this year, don't laden the person you love with chocolate, but instead a healthier alternative.

Healthy Heart Month: Unhealthy Heart Advice!

Clark Russell | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clark Russell

Although these "good" causes like "Healthy Heart Month" are all very laudable, they evade the real, underlying issues and causes of heart disease, primarily nutrition. Why? Well that's a complicated question, but the simple answer has its roots in politics, money and vested interests. Let's break down the real truth behind heart disease and one of its falsely claimed culprits, cholesterol.

One Sugary Drink A Day Enough To Increase Heart Disease Risk

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Consuming too many sugary sweets, desserts and drinks can triple your chances of dying from heart disease, a study has shown. Scientists in the US ...

Heart Attacks: All You Need To Know About Symptoms, Risk, Prevention

The Huffington Post UK | Alice Harvey | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

To mark World Heart Day (29th September 2013) the World Heart Federation is raising awareness about cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD is a conditio...

Don't Forget Your Toothbrush: Oral Hygiene Linked to Dementia

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Not only does regular brushing help keep your teeth and gums healthy, it may also hold some protection against a number of chronic disease, with the latest research pointing the toothbrush at Alzheimer's disease.

Heart to Heart

Dr Sabine Donnai | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sabine Donnai

Death from heart disease has been decreasing since the 1960s and it's come down largely because of decreased smoking, good medicines for blood pressure, and more recently cholesterol. But if you look at the youngest age groups, it's plateauing and beginning to go up in the mid-30s and mid-40s age groups.

Is Poor Sleep the Forgotten Risk Factor?

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

We all know how a good night's sleep can do us wonders, and a late night of broken sleep can leave you feeling groggy, irritable and unproductive. But there's a lot more to be said about getting an early night than you may think.

Why Having A ‘Check Up’ Makes No Difference To Your Health (PICTURES)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

General health checks do not reduce the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease or cancer, researchers suggest. The checks, which have become ...

Why Wine Is Better For Heart Than Vodka

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

In a new study that may influence farmers more than health enthusiasts, American scientists noted that pigs with high cholesterol fared better on diet...

Uncovering Bangladesh's Hidden Heart Disease Crisis

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

When Aftab Ahmed suffered a heart attack, the doctors attending him in Dhaka were puzzled. Unlike many typical heart disease patients, Aftab was in his 20s, he did not have high blood pressure, diabetes or high levels of blood fats and had never smoked. Young and healthy patients like Aftab have now become increasingly common in the cardiology hospitals across Bangladesh.