Tag Archives: Heart

More young adults in the US are dying from heart failure, study finds

Sam Edwards | Caiaimage | Getty Images After more than a decade of declines in heart failure-related deaths in the United States, more Americans are now dying from the condition as the obesity and diabetes epidemics rage on, according to a new study by Northwestern Medicine. The increase in heart failure deaths was especially high… Read More »

Walnuts may help lower blood pressure for those at risk of heart disease

When combined with a diet low in saturated fats, eating walnuts may help lower blood pressure in people at risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new Penn State study. In a randomized, controlled trial, researchers examined the effects of replacing some of the saturated fats in participants’ diets with walnuts. They found that when… Read More »

Stress Tied to Heart Disease, Especially in People Under 50

Stress may increase the risk for heart disease, especially in younger people. Researchers writing in BMJ used Swedish data on 136,637 people diagnosed with stress-related disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, acute stress reaction and others. They compared them with 171,314 unaffected siblings, and with 1,366,370 people in the general population without a stress disorder diagnosis.… Read More »