cardiovascular

Eating tofu and foods that contain higher amounts of isoflavones was associated with a moderately lower risk of heart disease, especially for younger women and postmenopausal women not taking hormones, according to new observational research. Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital analyzed data from more than 200,000 people who participated in… Read more

Migraine patients may exhibit a systemic pathophysiological alteration, according to a recently published clinical investigation. The study, was conducted by Dr. Willebrordus PJ van Oosterhout, from Leiden University Medical Centre Department of Neurology. Nitroglycerin (NTG) is a potent vasodilator and is known to induce migraine attacks in migraine patients. Because of its vasodilating properties, NTG… Read more

The Washington Post recently reported the story of Josh Hader, a 28-year-old who stretched and popped his neck, tore an artery and nearly lost his life from a major stroke. And earlier this year, the Daily Mail reported the story of Natalie Kunicki, a 23-year-old paramedic who stretched her neck and suffered a similar fate… Read more

The blood pressure-lowering effect of exercise is significantly reduced when people rinse their mouths with antibacterial mouthwash, rather than water, an international team of scientists has shown[1]. The finding highlights the importance of oral bacteria in cardiovascular health. The researchers now suggest that health professionals should pay attention to the oral environment when recommending interventions… Read more

A population of cells called macrophages coat the outer walls of healthy arteries and express a protein called LYVE-1, researchers at National University of Singapore report. The researchers found that when these cells were absent, arteries accumulate collagen and lose their elasticity, becoming stiff and inflexible. Arteries such as the aorta actively transport oxygenated blood… Read more