Contrary to popular belief, moderate coffee consumption does not increase the risk of cardiac arrhythmias or other heart health problems. Researchers found daily coffee consumption was associated with a 3% lower risk of certain cardiac conditions. Findings add to the growing body of evidence that coffee consumption can help reduce the risk of several health problems including Parkinson's disease and some cancers.
People with lower EPA and DHA in red blood cell membranes, which correlates to lower scores on the Omega-3 index, were found to have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and ultimately a decrease in lifespan compared to those who scored higher on the omega-3 index.
Men who complain of dissatisfaction in their marriages are at increased risk of premature death associated with cardiovascular events, a new study reports.
A new large-scale study links smoking and cardiovascular disease to an increased risk of developing dementia. Smoking and cardiovascular disease impact memory and learning throughout adulthood, starting at age 18. Researchers say smoking has the biggest impact on cognitive function in women, while cardiovascular disease has a more detrimental impact on cognition in men.
High blood pressure, obesity, higher levels of cholesterol, and high blood sugar levels experienced by people in their 20s and 30s appear to have a negative impact on cognitive skills later in life.
Mixing traditional cigarettes with vaping products is as detrimental to health as smoking cigarettes alone, a new study reports.
None of the 41 most commonly prescribed blood pressure medications increases the risk of depression. Nine medications that lower blood pressure were found to significantly lower depression risks.
A new artificial intelligence algorithm can detect a person's risk of heart disease by analyzing a selfie. The technology examines specific facial features, such as wrinkles, xanthelasmata, and the rings on the outer edges of the cornea, which are already known to be associated with heart disease, to determine a person's risk factor.
Pessimistic people are more likely to die earlier from cardiovascular disease and other causes, but not from cancer than those who have a more optimistic outlook on life. However, optimists did not have a greater than average life expectancy.
Men have higher concentrations of ACE2 in their blood than women. As ACE2 enables coronavirus to infect cells, the findings may explain why men are more susceptible to COVID-19 infection than women.
Long-term air pollution exposure was associated with a higher risk of dementia. Ischemic heart disease and heart failure appeared to enhance the link between air pollution and dementia.