The Heart of Health

Oct 25, 17 The Heart of Health

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PETALING JAYA: “I used to eat out every day,” said Teo Kwee Keng, 65, of her habit of 35 years. “Char kuey teow, satay, all types of hawker food you can think of, and even instant noodles for supper.” Last year, Teo underwent a heart bypass surgery. “Now I stay away from such foods,” she said.  This is especially so as more...

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Could iron levels play a role in heart disease risk?

Jul 18, 17 Could iron levels play a role in heart disease risk?

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A new study has found a link between low levels of iron and a higher risk of heart disease. After analyzing genetic data, a team of researchers from Imperial College London and University College London have found that iron could have a protective effect against coronary artery disease (CAD), a type of cardiovascular disease (CVD)...

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Three cups of coffee a day keep the doctor away

Jul 12, 17 Three cups of coffee a day keep the doctor away

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Many prior studies have hailed the benefits of coffee-drinking, saying the beverage imparts anti-oxidants, may improve liver function and reduce inflammation. Coffee addicts and aficionados often say drinking the bitter liquid makes life worth living, but the habit may also help them live longer, according to two major...

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UK research finds link between a high fat diet, obesity, heart disease

Feb 17, 17 UK research finds link between a high fat diet, obesity, heart disease

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New UK research has uncovered a new way in which a high fat diet could increase the risk of heart disease, by causing a harmful activation of the immune system. Previous research has already shown that being obese increases blood pressure and cholesterol — both of which are risk factors for heart disease. This new study, funded by...

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Pollution particles damage blood vessels, may lead to heart disease

Oct 28, 16 Pollution particles damage blood vessels, may lead to heart disease

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Exposure to fine pollution particles known as PM 2.5 led to inflammation-causing changes in immune cells and a rise in debris in the bloodstream. Tiny pollution particles produced by vehicle engines and industry are known to worsen heart disease and raise the risk of stroke, but a new study suggests they might also be planting the...

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