All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Heart Failure’

Diabetes and Heart Failure

Diabetes

People with diabetes are 38% more likely to die early and have a 73% higher chance of being admitted to hospital for heart failure than others, according to a U.K. report. The review of more than two million people found just over a quarter of admissions to hospital for heart failure were among people with diabetes. Furthermore, diabetics admitted to …

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OBESITY: THE FAT OF THE MATTER

Fat

Nearly 78 million American adults are obese. Obesity is a major public health problem, ranking fifth on the World Health Organization’s list of leading risk factors for mortality. Not too surprisingly, this worldwide epidemic is also closely linked to the rise in the incidence of cardiovascular disorders, particularly heart failure.  A 2010 review in the Journal of the American College …

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In Honor of Valentine’s Day: A little something about your heart

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WHY THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE IS HIGHEST IN WINTER Winter can be a killer. Literally. Compared to the summer months, people are 26 to 36 percent more likely to die in winter from a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, or some other circulatory disease, say Drs.  Bryan Schwartz and Robert Kloner of the Heart Institute at GoodSamaritanHospital in Los Angeles.  The …

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