Tag: heart health

Eating Well

To Cut Back On Salt, Add More Spice

Let’s face it: we eat too much salt because we like salt too much. But what if we could alter our craving for salt? That’s what researchers at the Center for Hypertension and Metabolic Diseases at Third Military Medical University in Chongqing, China believe they have done. HealthDay reports that […]

Fitness Health

Exercise Can Increase Artery Plaque

The general assumption among health experts and exercise advocates is that exercise is if good for heart health, then more exercise is better. But now comes research from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Kaiser Permanente suggesting that a great deal of active exercise may actually increase the risk […]

Eating Well

Chocolate Keeps Heartbeats Regular

Chocolate can keep you regular. At least, it can keep your heartbeat regular, according to researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and in Denmark. A Chan school news release reports that the study, which included 55,502 men and women participating in the Danish Diet, Cancer, and Heath Study, looked […]


Healthy Middle Aged Heart Adds 5 Years

A healthy heart in middle age can give us another five years of pretty good life, thanks. That’s the conclusion of researchers at Northwestern and Yale universities, who analyzed a study that followed nearly 26,000 U.S. adults for 40 years. HealthDay reports that the researchers found that people in optimal heart […]