Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors associated with lifestyle include smoking, alcohol intake, diet, and exercise. Read more
Sleep duration and sleep disorders may be risk factors for cardiometabolic and cardiovascular disease, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Read more
Dr Aseem Malhotra is known as the most outspoken cardiologist in Britain and is now leading a campaign against dietary misinformation. Most importantly, he is bringing the conversation about how we prevent and treat disease to the public's attention. No, he doesn't want us prescribing more pills, he wants us prescribing lifestyle medicine to patients. [...]
For decades, medicine has recognized the powerful way grief can influence the heart. It’s been called Broken Heart syndrome or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and evidence that severely stressful life events increase the risk of acute cardiovascular incidence, like a heart attack, continues to grow. Read more...
Brown University researchers investigating how mindfulness may affect cardiovascular health have measured a significant association between a high degree of ‘everyday’ mindfulness and a higher likelihood of having normal, healthy glucose levels. Their analysis showed that a lower risk of obesity and greater sense of control among more mindful people may play mediating roles. Read [...]