Mom’s Number of Births is Related to Heart Diseases

These days many researchers have revealed some exciting results related to the heart disease of middle aged ladies and one such study of Swedish women  has been shown recently which says that the heart attacks of middle aged women is related to number of children she gave birth to.

Heart DiseasesDr. Erik Ingelsson, at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, notified this cause to

Reuters Health and said that “Women having two births had the lowest risk of future cardiovascular disease”.

According to some medical experts previously some studies have been revealed on the same issue but they yielded conflicting results.

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BMJ Research Paper Commented On By Blood Pressure Association

Hypertension or commonly known as high blood pressure, is a threat to health and life of the victim. It is observed blood-pressurethat people usually do not take it seriously, and do not pay attention towards the need to take proper medication. This is a grave mistake on their part, as it is highly dangerous ailment that can lead to further serious illness and diseases if not taken care of in the first instance.

BMJ publishes information regarding medicine and medicinal treatments for doctors to enhance their knowledge and practice. It has recently published a research paper regarding blood pressure, named as “Use of blood pressure lowering drugs in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.” The UK charity Blood Pressure Association has lately commented on this publication.

According to the UK charity Blood Pressure Association, high blood pressure is the main cause and reason behind many severe conditions like heart attacks and strokes. Being such a threatening condition, high blood pressure must be taken proper care of.

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Young Athletes have least risk for sudden cardiac death

According to a new study, death rates due to sudden cardiac arrest are comparatively rare. Results of a study, which has been young-athletespublished in the journal Circulation, show that 18, 66 athletes (aged 8-39) in the US died or survived due to cardiac arrest during 1980-2006.

Nearly half of these athletes died because of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition that occurs due to heart enlargement and which is often found using routine ECGs.

In many European countries, athletes have to undergo ECGs as for their prescreening. The debates, on whether the US must call for further precise and vast screening tests for athletes, still continue.

The American Heart Association has suggested vigorous tests if there are questions related to family history or other issues.

Dr. Barry Maron, who is one of the lead authors of the study, says: “The lower numbers of cardiac sudden deaths that have been reported in younger athletes raise some doubts and we need to consider prescreening tests just as are being used in Italy.”

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Aerobics And Resistance Training Help Elderly to Maintain Good Health

exerciseThe results of a Canadian study shows that an exercise program which includes resistance training as well as aerobics can prove quite helpful to reduce the risk of insulin resistance in sedentary seniors and improve their motor function.

Robert Ross, the lead author of the study, says: “For people of moderate age (those under 65), the standard recommendation for a long time is 150 minutes aerobic type activity during a week. However, for older adults, there isn’t any standard and we have little evidence to base our guidelines on it.”

“ At first time, we have found that those elderly people( men and women), who want to decrease their risk for cardiovascular disease anddiabetic as well as want to manage their blood sugar levels, must do resistance training as well as aerobics.”

According to Ross, this advantageous training formula should be comprised of 90 minutes simple aerobics like walking and other resistanceexercise of some type.

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‘Eat fatty fish to prevent dementia’ Finnish researchers suggest

According to Finnish researchers, risk of dementia as well as of stroke considerably decrease by eating tuna and other fatty fish.

The lead author of the study, Jyrki Virtanen of the University of Kuopio in Finland told that ‘silent’ brain lesions that often become the cause of memory loss and dementia occurred less in those people who ate baked or broiled fish high in omega-3 fatty acids.

“The results of some previous studies have shown that fish and fish oil is helpful to avoid stroke, but this is the first study of its kind that examines the effects of fish on brain lesions in older people,” Virtanen further added.

Fish like salmon, mackerel sardines, herring and other foods like walnuts are rich with omega-3 fatty acids. These foods have also shown an anti-inflammatory effect and related to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

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