Delhi air pollution: Your blood type may indicate risk of heart attack from pollution

Delhi air pollution: Your blood type may indicate risk of heart attack from pollution

People who have A, B, or AB blood types are at an elevated risk of having a heart attack during periods of significant air pollution, compared to those with the O blood type, a study warned today. The ABO gene — which is present in people who have A, B, and AB blood types — is the only gene that is been validated in large international studies to predict heart attacks among people with coronary disease, researchers said. Previous research also suggested that blood type are the best indicator of your…

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Did you know a heart attack can affect men and women differently? Here’s how

Did you know a heart attack can affect men and women differently? Here’s how

Previous studies on heart attacks suggests that causes, symptoms, treatments, and outcomes can all differ between men and women. Adding to that, researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Germany analysed patient data collected from two studies with a total of 4,100 participants. They found that within one year of having a heart attack, the women in the sample were 1.5 times more likely to die than men with similar case histories. The team are now urging doctors to provide intensive support to female heart attack patients, especially in the first 365…

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Breastfeeding Mothers Have 10 Per Cent Lower Risk of Heart Attack

Breastfeeding Mothers Have 10 Per Cent Lower Risk of Heart Attack

Breast milk is said to contain a number of benefits for the baby’s health. It contains a variety of nutrients essential for the newborn’s well-being, and also includes antibodies which cannot be medically engineered. However, there are also several advantages for the breastfeeding mother. Breastfeeding may reduce a mother’s heart attack and stroke risk later in life, according to new research. The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association showed that women who breastfed their babies had about a 10 percent lower risk of developing heart disease…

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Your Blood Group May Play Crucial Role Predicting Heart Attack Risk

Your Blood Group May Play Crucial Role Predicting Heart Attack Risk

A heart attack is the permanent damage or death of the heart muscles due to lack of supply of oxygen-rich blood. Due to the sudden blockage of blood supply in the artery, a section of the heart begins to die. In case blood supply isn’t immediately restored, it can quickly prove to be fatal. According to reports, heart attacks kill one person every 33 seconds in our country. India bears a silent witness to nearly two million heart attacks annually. Lately, there have been several heart attack cases showing an…

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What’s Your Daily Salt Intake? Even 5 Gram Can Put You at Risk of Heart Attack

What’s Your Daily Salt Intake? Even 5 Gram Can Put You at Risk of Heart Attack

No other ingredient is as basic but as important as salt in the culinary world. Without it, it is almost impossible to hit the right flavour note and make all the ingredients come together into a gastronomic joyride. A little sprinkling of the white crystals into a bowl of salad, steaks, omelette, stir-fries, soups, etc is customary. Now, coming to Indians, the love affair with salt goes another level. It is almost like a compulsory side that has to accompany every meal. Even our snacks and small bites come smeared…

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Heavy Snowfall May Put Men At Risk of Heart Attack: Here’s Why

Heavy Snowfall May Put Men At Risk of Heart Attack: Here’s Why

There’s a different charm in living in a hill station. The mesmerizing view and the cool air can soothe you from within. And being away from all the noise and pollution is no doubt a blessing. You can also enjoy the luxury of walking around to soak in some sun and nature’s beauty, and eat clean and healthy. While one can go on about the beauty of cold places, on the contrary, it also brings along with it a set of drawbacks. Cold climate can actually cause havoc as you…

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Want to reduce your heart attack risk? Try eating breakfast for once.

Want to reduce your heart attack risk? Try eating breakfast for once.

MAYBE THIS IS just an American thing, but no meal seems more controversial these days than breakfast. The debate has raged for decades: Should eat breakfast every day? Can planning out the timing of your meals help you be healthier? Past studies seem to go both ways one the subject—and some people just don’t like to eat in the morning. But here’s a new volley of evidence: Doing both can help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S., according to …

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Young smokers at more than 8-fold risk of heart attack: Study

Young smokers at more than 8-fold risk of heart attack: Study

If you are under the age of 50 and a regular smoker, you may be more than eight times at risk of suffering a major heart attackas compared to non-smokersor people who quit smoking, researchers have warned. The study showed that smokers of all age-group were more than three times likely to have a STEMI than ex- and non-smokers combined. But the highest risk was among the under-50s who were nearly 8.5 times as likely to do so as former and non-smokers of the same age. According to researchers, this…

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Under-50 Smokers Face 8-Fold Higher Heart Attack Risk: Study

Under-50 Smokers Face 8-Fold Higher Heart Attack Risk: Study

Smokers under 50 are eight times more likely than non-smokers of the same age to have a major heart attack, scientists said Wednesday. The gap in risk between those who do and don’t consume tobacco diminishes with age, dropping to a five-fold difference among 50-to-65 year-olds, and a three-fold gap among over-65s, the team said. The findings are surprising because younger men and women typically do not have as many of the health problems — diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol — associated with an increased chance of heart failure….

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Healthy lifestyle reduces even genetic heart attack risk

Healthy lifestyle reduces even genetic heart attack risk

A recent study has found that even among those at high genetic risk, following a healthy lifestyle can cut in half the probability of a heart attack or similar event. It is a well known fact that following a healthy lifestyle, not smoking, avoiding excess weight and exercising regularly can keep one away from risk of heart disease. But what about people who have inherited gene variants known to increase risk? “The basic message of our study is that DNA is not destiny,” says Sekar Kathiresan. “Many individuals – both…

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