People with subretinal drusenoid deposits (SDD), a form of age-related macular degeneration, are more likely to have underlying heart damage as a result of heart failure or heart attacks, or other forms of cardiovascular disease associated with increased stroke risk.
Those who exercise either early or late in the morning were 11% and 16% respectively at a lower risk of coronary artery disease. Those who exercise later in the morning were 17% less likely to have a stroke than those in the control group.
Two-minute bursts of vigorous physical activity totaling 16 minutes per week were associated with an 18% reduced risk of death and a 15% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Burst exercise up to 53 minutes per week is linked to a 36% lower risk of death from any health cause.
Drinking at least two cups of coffee a day, even instant coffee was associated with increased longevity and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
Early birds use more fat for energy during both rest and exercise than night owls. Those who wake early are also more insulin sensitive, while those who stay up late are more insulin resistant, meaning they require more insulin to lower blood glucose levels and are more prone to consuming carbohydrates as an energy source over fats.
Older adults who consume alcohol are at less risk of adversive health risk than younger people, a new study reports. Low levels of alcohol consumed by healthy older people can have some health benefits, researchers say.
Age-related macular degeneration with subretinal drusenoid deposits was associated with high-risk vascular diseases, including increased stroke risk and cardiovascular disease.
People with two of the diseases, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease or stroke have double the risk of developing dementia, researchers say.
Those who sit for six or more hours a day are at a substantially increased risk for heart disease and early death.
People who suffer cardiometabolic disorders, such as stroke, diabetes, or a heart attack, either as stand-alone conditions or a combination of the conditions, have an increased risk of developing dementia regardless of whether or not they have a genetic predisposition for neurodegeneration.
Takotsubo syndrome, a sudden form of acute heart failure often brought on by emotional or physical stress, is associated with changes in brain regions associated with emotion and emotional processing.