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Higher risk of cardiovascular disease associated with ‘Southern’ diet of fried food, fats, and sugary drinks

New research has supported the trends that regularly consuming a diet of fried food, meat, sugary drinks, and processed food may increase the risk of sudden cardiac death. Southern Diet. Image Credit: Fierman Much/Shutterstock.com 46% increased chances of cardiac death related to ‘Southern’ food consumption In recent years, food and medical science have focused on […]

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Researchers study ways to improve pediatric heart transplant outcomes

Scientific research teams in California and Texas have been awarded nearly $1.4 million in grants to study ways to improve pediatric heart transplant outcomes. These first two research awards mark the initial investment of the joint $3 million funding initiative between American Heart Association, the world's leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease, […]

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Eating Fish Links With Fewer CVD Events in High-Risk People

People with cardiovascular disease (CVD) who regularly ate fish had significantly fewer major CVD events and there were fewer total deaths compared with similar individuals who didn’t eat fish, but there was no beneficial link from eating fish among the general population in prospective data collected from more than 191,000 people from 58 countries. Despite […]

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Could a diet high in carbohydrates increase your risk of heart disease?

Thought LeadersDr. Mahshid DehghanInvestigator, Nutrition Epidemiology ProgramMcMaster University In this interview, News-Medical speaks to Dr. Mahshid Dehghan about her latest research into diet, and how a diet high in carbohydrates could increase your risk of heart disease. What provoked your research into diets? Diet is one of the most important modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular […]