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How many push ups can you do? A new study found men able to complete a certain number of push ups had a much lower incident of future cardiovascular disease outcomes ranging from heart attacks to heart failure. Active, middle-aged men able to complete more than 40 push-ups had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular […]




Getting enough sleep is key to good health, and studies have shown that insufficient sleep increases the risk of serious problems, including cardiovascular disease. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found one way that sleep protects against the development of hardening of the arteries.


Researchers at the University of California, Irvine found evidence that fasting affects circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle, causing them to rewire their metabolism, which can ultimately lead to improved health and protection against aging-associated diseases. The study was published recently in Cell Reports.




If you’re overweight or drink too much alcohol, you are at risk of developing a fatty liver, a common liver disease that affects approximately 25 per cent of the population. And there is currently no medical treatment for the disease. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now shown how a greater intake of inorganic nitrate can prevent the accumulation of fat in the liver.


Can Optimism Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease? Optimism is more than just feeling good, it improves the body’s functioning in many ways, including reducing the risk of developing heart disease. Maintaining positive thoughts and feelings through intervention programs can help patients achieve better overall outcomes when it comes to their cardiovascular health, according to […]

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