To facilitate the search for information, articles on topics of particular importance for heart disease prevention are grouped into easily accessible folders.
Many studies show that adopting a Mediterranean-type diet reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases and improves the survival of patients with coronary heart disease.
According to a recent study, a diet that promotes systemic inflammation significantly increases the risk of developing dementia in older adults.
Several recent studies confirm that being overweight during childhood is associated with disastrous health consequences, starting in early adulthood.
A large recent study indicates that the consumption of lignans is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease.
Tobacco and e-cigarettes
An avalanche of studies show that regular physical activity is a veritable “universal remedy,” associated with a marked decrease in the risk of chronic diseases and an increase of life expectancy in good health. And the amount of exercise required to enjoy these benefits is much lower than we might think.
According to a study of 7,459 adults with diabetes, cycling is associated with a reduction of at least 22% in the risk of premature mortality, regardless of other physical activities and lifestyle factors.
Tips for returning to physical activity after recovery from a mild form of COVID-19, without complications or persistent symptoms.
Cold temperatures have marked effects on the cardiovascular system and are associated with an increase in cardiac symptoms, such as angina and arrhythmias, as well as an increased incidence of myocardial infarction.
Tobacco and e-cigarettes
Despite the considerable progress made in the fight against tobacco, smoking remains one of the main causes of premature death in our society. An increasing number of studies indicate that e-cigarettes could become a weapon of choice against the ravages associated with tobacco use.
Two recent studies show that the levels of inflammatory markers are drastically reduced in e-cigarette users compared to smokers of combustible cigarettes.
A study by the Institut Pasteur shows that the vapour from e-cigarettes contains 99% fewer toxic compounds than cigarette smoke.
The increase in vaping observed in recent years in Canada is associated with a significant decrease in smoking among young people.
A recent study indicates that exposure to phthalates is associated with a significant increase in the risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality.
Lab-grown meat could one day replace meat from livestock farming, but there is still significant progress to be made before this becomes possible.
All the studies unequivocally show that a reduction in environmental damage caused by food production necessarily requires a reduction in the consumption of animal products, in particular those from cattle farming.
High concentrations of cortisol in the hair, a biomarker of chronic stress, have been associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction in middle-aged people.
Houseplants may provide mental and physiological health benefits based on research evidence.
The level of social integration is one of the main predictors of individuals’ health status and life expectancy.
Recent studies report that a diet that reduces chronic inflammation is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by 80%, a much better protection than that offered by medication.
The results obtained for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine do not support its use in the current context. This treatment increases the corrected QT interval on the electrocardiogram, a recognized marker of an increased risk of fatal arrhythmias.