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Sesame and rice bran oil lowers blood pressure, improves cholesterol

Sesame and rice bran oil lowers blood pressure, improves cholesterol

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Extreme temperatures may raise risk of premature cardiovascular death

Extreme temperatures may raise risk of premature cardiovascular death

ScienceDaily (Sep. 17, 2012) — Extreme temperatures during heat waves and cold spells may increase the risk of premature cardiovascular disease (CVD) death, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes , anAmerican Heart Association journal. Continue reading

Researchers find our inner reptile hearts

Researchers find our inner reptile hearts

ScienceDaily (Sep. 14, 2012) — The genetic building blocks behind the human heart’s subtle control system have finally been identified. An elaborate system of leads spreads across our hearts Continue reading

Scientists Discover How an Out-of-Tune Protein Leads to Muscle Demise in Heart Failure

Scientists Discover How an Out-of-Tune Protein Leads to Muscle Demise in Heart Failure

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The beat goes on: Research yields two ‘firsts’ regarding protein crucial to human cardiac function

The beat goes on: Research yields two ‘firsts’ regarding protein crucial to human cardiac function

ScienceDaily (Aug. 31, 2012) — Florida State University researchers led by physics doctoral student Campion Loong have achieved significant benchmarks in a study of the human cardiac protein alpha-tropomyosin, which is an essential, molecular-level component that controls the heart’s contraction on every beat Continue reading

Chocolate may be ‘stroke shield’

Chocolate may be ‘stroke shield’

29 August 2012 Last updated at 16:41 ET Chocolate might not be the healthiest thing for your waistline – but research suggests it may protect against stroke. A study following more than 37,000 Swedish men showed those eating the most chocolate were the least likely to have a stroke. Continue reading

Heart separation device improves three year outcomes in heart failure patients

Heart separation device improves three year outcomes in heart failure patients

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New device to replace aortic valve in patients who can’t have open-heart surgery

New device to replace aortic valve in patients who can’t have open-heart surgery

ScienceDaily (Aug. 15, 2012) — UCLA has performed its first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), using a new device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to replace an aortic valve in a patient who was not a candidate for open-heart surgery. Continue reading

Midlife exercise ‘protects heart’

Midlife exercise ‘protects heart’

14 August 2012 Last updated at 03:27 ET Making sure you get enough exercise in midlife will help protect your heart, according to research. Even those who make the switch in their late 40s and 50s can still benefit, the study of over 4,000 people suggests. And it need not be hard toil in a gym – gardening and brisk walks count towards the required 2.5 hours of moderate activity per week, say experts. Continue reading

Midlife exercise ‘protects heart’

Midlife exercise ‘protects heart’

14 August 2012 Last updated at 03:27 ET Making sure you get enough exercise in midlife will help protect your heart, according to research. Even those who make the switch in their late 40s and 50s can still benefit, the study of over 4,000 people suggests. And it need not be hard toil in a gym – gardening and brisk walks count towards the required 2.5 hours of moderate activity per week, say experts Continue reading