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Controlling of Body Fat: Potential Therapy for Heart Failure

bChanges in adipose tissue i.e. body fat lipid metabolism affect disease development in heart failure/b.
The fat (or lipid) composition of the heart is altered by non-cardiac body fat, and these changes are likely to affect heart function.
For some time, a research team suspected that bthe impact of body fat on heart function also exists on a molecular level/b. One of the key processes involved is the release of fatty acids from adipose tissue. In order to gain a better understanding of ...

Less Than 1 in 100 Stroke Survivors Meet Healthy Heart Goals

bLess than one in hundred stroke survivors meet the seven personal goals for keeping cardiovascular health in check/b.
This set of seven personal goals is called the "bLife's Simple 7/b". It has been laid out by the American Heart Association and consists of goals to - bmanage blood pressure, control cholesterol, reduce blood sugar, get active, eat better, lose weight, and stop smoking/b.
Moreover, the proportion who fail to meet almost all of the criteria is on the rise, according ...

A hidden culprit? Flu may heighten heart attack risk

The flu may pose more health risk than we would expect, especially for groups at risk of heart disease, as it heightens vulnerability to heart attacks.

Defect in Fatty Acid Signaling Molecule Can Cause Heart Failure

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li When the fuel source to the heart shifts from fatty acids to glucose, it causes congestive heart failure. /li
li Defect in the receptor molecule called Notch-1 which signals the transport of fatty acids from the blood to the heart could be one possible reason. /li
li Another signaling pathway called mTOR is activated which causes the heart muscle to grow, eventually leading to heart failure. /li/ul

Fatty acids are ...

Bikram yoga does not have to be hot to benefit health

Doing 12 weeks of Bikram yoga in a hot room results in similar improvement to vascular health as doing the same program at normal temperature, study shows.

What you should know about anuria

A look at anuria, a condition when the kidneys stop production of urine. Included is detail on diagnosis and the potential treatment options.

What you should know about anuria

A look at anuria, a condition when the kidneys stop production of urine. Included is detail on diagnosis and the potential treatment options.

What is torsades de pointes?

Torsades de pointes is an uncommon type of ventricular tachycardia that can be potentially life-threatening. Learn more about the causes and diagnosis.

Heart Failure Risk Linked To Neighborhood-level Socioeconomic Factors

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li Socioeconomic factors may predict the risk of heart failure. /li
li Compared to health factors and socioeconomic status, factors that consider wealth, education, occupation and housing patterns with regard to a neighborhood influences heart failure risk. /li
li As neighborhood socioeconomic factors worsened between one group to the next, the risk of heart failure increased by 12%. /li/ul
Socioeconomic factors in low-income ...

Heart failure risk might depend on your neighborhood

While diet and lifestyle are important factors in the risk of heart failure, new research finds that where we live may also play a key role.

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