heart-disease

Newly discovered gene mutation could be used to treat diabetes and heart disease

Researchers at at Harvard Medical School in the US have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar…

Compound in giant radish prevents heart disease

Compounds found in the Sakurajima Daikon, or ‘monster radish’ could help protect coronary blood vessels and potentially prevent heart disease…

Heart disease patients should aim to be active, not thin

Increased physical activity, rather than weight loss, gives people with coronary heart disease a longer life, according to a new…

Can eating handfuls of peanuts at every meal ward off heart disease?

‘Want a healthy heart? Make sure you get enough peanuts,’ ran the headline at Mail Online. The Daily Express added…

Do hunter-gatherer Bolivians really have the ‘world’s healthiest hearts’?

Members of an Amazonian community have been found to have the healthiest hearts of any population group yet studied, according…

salt

Salt is not the enemy. It’s time authorities stopped demonising it

Forty years ago, the United States senate undertook the near-impossible task of reviewing all existing evidence on nutrition in order…

9 Mar 2017
beer

How a typo tricked the media: half a beer a week won’t harm your health

Eggs were on faces yesterday after some astonishingly bad science reporting in sections of the media. In articles that have…

22 Feb 2017
e-cigarette

Do a few puffs on an e-cigarette raise your risk of heart disease?

It has been claimed that just 10 puffs on an e-cigarette is enough to trigger physiological changes that can lead…

butter

To help your heart, don’t ban butter — just embrace the Mediterranean diet

Reducing saturated fat intake very slightly can lower your risk of developing heart disease, according to a study at Harvard…

lifestyle

Heart disease: genes or lifestyle? We have our best answer yet

To what extent is our risk of heart disease determined by our genes? We’re stuck with the genes we’ve got,…

Migraine sufferers face a greater risk of heart disease and stroke

Women who have migraines are significantly more likely to have heart attacks and strokes in old age, according to a…

One step closer to finding the root of depression

New research has revealed the physical root of depression, according to a study published in the journal Brain. The study,…

‘Inner fat’ is a killer lurking in your belly. Here’s how to get rid of it

All of us have fat that we can’t see. That’s because it’s hidden within our bodies. To see it properly,…

28 Jul 2016

Britain is getting it wrong on heart disease. Here is how we can fix it

In recent years Britain has seen a significant fall in deaths from cardiovascular disease — that is, diseases affecting the…

Cherry juice to treat high blood pressure? Don’t stock up on the stuff just yet

Drinking cherry juice is an effective way to reduce blood pressure, according to today’s headlines. Yet the research, funded by…

The best of biotech

Young British entrepreneurs are changing the world with inventions that boost health and save money

5 May 2016

A Mediterranean diet protects the heart. A bit of junk food may not harm it

Heart disease patients can lower their risk of a heart attack and stroke if they eat a Mediterranean diet, according…

Loneliness ‘raises risk of heart disease and stroke by a third’

Loneliness and isolation can increase a person’s risk of heart disease and stroke, according to research published in the journal…

‘Vegetarian gene’ raises the risk of cancer and heart disease

Populations that have eaten a vegetarian diet over several generations have an increased risk of heart disease and cancer, according…

Green tea drinkers live longer: a daily cup seems to protect against disease

A daily cup of green tea lowers the risk of heart disease and premature death, according to research published in…

The ups and downs of being tall: more chance of cancer, less risk of heart disease

Height has a significant impact on the likelihood of dying from certain common diseases, according to research published in The…

Prolonged depression ‘raises your risk of heart disease and stroke’

Depression seems to be a risk factor for heart disease and stroke, according to a study published in the Journal…

The truth about moderate drinking has been muddied by anti-alcohol militants

Last Friday, Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, described the belief that moderate alcohol consumption was good for the heart…

13 Jan 2016

If you look after your heart, you help your brain: diseases of the two organs are linked

Researchers at the Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam have found a connection between the early stages of brain and…

Drinking coffee every day will raise your chances of a long life

Drinking coffee could reduce your risk of death from heart disease and other illnesses, according to a study published in…

Why processed foods are bad: they massacre our microbes

Last week the people of the world were in shock when many of their favourite meats were labelled as carcinogenic…