This study examined the cardiac structure and function of a unique cohort of documented life-long, competitive endurance veteran athletes (> 50 years).
A number of previous studies have identified a role for cocoa to exert cardiovascular benefits, most notably via the food's rich content of antioxidant polyphenols, consumption of which has been shown to boost HDL ("good") cholesterol levels and decrease LDL ("bad")cholesterol levels.
Earlier this month, the American Heart Association in its official journal, Circulation, published its forecast of "The Future of Cardiovascular Disease in the United States."
Rates of high blood pressure have remained fairly steady over the past ten years in every category except one: young adults between the ages of 18 and 39.
British researchers using state-of-the-art x-ray technology have identified the primary reason blood pressure elevates in the first place.
Taking quality multivitamins is a great way to supplement one's diet with high doses of nutrients that are often lacking in modern-day food.
Raising the levels of ‘good’ potassium salts in foods could reduce heart disease risk by up to 11 per cent, according to new research.
A recent study headed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has identified a link between cinnamon intake and reduced risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Not that many would need further encouragement to eat chocolate regularly, but a prospective observational study of older women in Sweden suggests that partaking of it up to a few times a week can cut the risk of heart failure by about a third 
Combination of nanoparticles and stem cells cleans, heals clogged vessel walls, study shows