The DASH diet plus reduced dietary sodium lowers blood pressure for all persons, according to the first detailed subgroup analysis of the DASH study results.
In those with diabetes, cardiovascular complications occur at an earlier age and often result in premature death, making heart disease the major killer of diabetic people. But why?
When the choice is red wine or gin, choose red wine – at least when considering your heart's health.
Studies pinpointed a new mechanism involving a protein called plasma kallikrein that interferes with the normal clotting process in the brain following blood vessel injury with diabetes.
Four clinical trials have led researchers to call for a shift in diabetes treatment that includes medications to lower the risk of heart disease in type 2 diabetes patients.
Dental visits usually result in patient recommendations to floss or reschedule more appointments to treat a cavity, however, some patients are learning they may be at risk for a stroke too.
Vitamin E supplements can significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and related deaths for the 40 percent of diabetics who carry a particular version of a gene.
More diabetic patients survive when only arteries are used for bypasses during coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, according to new findings. Diabetic patients who undergo...
To avert a first heart attack or stroke, physicians should routinely assess patients' general risk of cardiovascular disease beginning at age 20, according to new American Heart Association recommendations.
Protein linked to heart disease found to be more prevalent in low-income people, minorities and women; findings may help explain why the poor age faster.
Natural chemicals in the body as a result of chronic inflammation may underpin the failure of healthy diet.
Researchers investigated short-term effects of black raspberry on arterial stiffness - an indicator of cardiovascular disease - on people with metabolic syndrome. Researchers investigated short-term...
Preliminary results showed diabetic patients who took the cholesterol-lowering medicine Lipitor had significantly fewer heart attacks, strokes and surgical procedures compared to patients who received placebo.
Cardiovascular problems propelled by increases in high blood pressure and obesity are hitting the Chinese population, according to a new study. Is Western...
A compound in blueberries shows promise of lowering cholesterol as effectively as a commercial drug and has the potential for fewer side effects.
Cholesterol, both good and bad, gets plenty of attention when the subject is reducing the risk of heart disease. Yet triglycerides, a form of fat that circulates in the blood, merit similar attention.