A new study expands and deepens the biological and genetic links between cardiovascular disease and schizophrenia. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of premature death among schizophrenia patients, who die from heart and blood vessel disorders at a rate double that of persons without the mental disorder.
A new study examines the connection between hot flashes in menopause and brain health.
Study reports breastfeeding significantly reduces a woman's risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke compared to those who did not breastfeed their babies.
Researchers say exercise is crucial to the overall health of those with depression. The study reveals people with higher levels of fitness during middle age were significantly less likely to die from cardiovascular disease, even if they were diagnosed with depression.
Transgender men have a four times higher risk of heart attack than cisgender women, and twice the rate of heart attack than cisgender males. For transgender women, the risk of heart attack is twice the risk as in cisgender women. However, there is no significant difference in risk between transgender women and cisgender males.
Exposure to everyday stressors may result in impairments in endothelial function for patients with major depressive disorder. The findings reveal a possible reason for the association between stress, depression and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Those who own dogs may have a boost when it comes to cardiovascular health. Researchers found pet owners report better physical wellbeing than those who don't own a pet. Dog owners had a significant improvement in cardiovascular health, physical fitness, and diet over owners of other types of pets.
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.