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  • Obesity as a cardiovascular disease: Time to take your BMI seriously

    Obesity as a cardiovascular disease: Time to take your BMI seriously

    Obesity now has an official designation as a disease. Learn how the new obesity guidelines may affect your heart health. It’s a well-accepted fact that excess body fat strains the heart, wreaks havoc on blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, and diminishes health and well-being on many other levels. Despite this knowledge, it has […]

  • Abnormal rhythms of the atria

    Abnormal rhythms of the atria

    Several kinds of abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) occur in the heart’s upper chambers (the atria). These include atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, atrial tachycardia, and paroxysmal atrial tachycardia or paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. Atrial fibrillation is a common heart rhythm disturbance. More than 2.5 million Americans have it. Instead of forcefully contracting in a coordinated manner, the […]

  • No need to shun gluten if you don’t have celiac disease, study suggests

    No need to shun gluten if you don’t have celiac disease, study suggests

    Research we’re watching Gluten, a storage protein in wheat, rye, and barley, triggers inflammation and intestinal damage in people with celiac disease. Due to concern that gluten may also increase the risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease among healthy people, the number of people without celiac disease who have adopted a gluten-free diet grew […]

  • Artery-opening angioplasty via the arm is safe for elderly

    Artery-opening angioplasty via the arm is safe for elderly

    Research we’re watching Coronary angioplasty, a procedure to open a blocked artery in the heart, usually involves snaking a thin tube (catheter) through a vessel in the upper thigh up to the heart. But growing numbers of doctors now perform the technique through a person’s wrist artery instead. In people ages 70 or older, these […]