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Heart of the Matter Documentary

Contrary to the saturated fat/cholesterol theory, the most significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) are actually insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes and the chronic inflammation associated with these conditions. The damage to interior layers of arteries that invites cholesterol-rich plaque buildup can also be induced by elevated blood sugar, smoking, stress and high blood… Read More »

Once or twice weekly daytime nap linked to lower heart attack/stroke risk

A daytime nap taken once or twice a week may lower the risk of having a heart attack/stroke, finds research published online in the journal Heart. But no such association emerged for either greater frequency or duration of naps. The impact of napping on heart health has been hotly contested. Many of the published studies… Read More »

Alarm over flu link to heart attacks

Experts are issuing a mid-flu season call for Australians to get immunised, prompted by concerns over influenza’s links to heart attacks. Immunisation Coalition says this year’s flu season is one of the worst on record, with 486 deaths and more than 228,000 cases. The group is hoping to not only raise awareness of influenza’s potential… Read More »