The cardiovascular benefit of the cholesterol-lowering statin drugs has been firmly established for quite some time. But, a twenty-year follow up of the West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Study (WOSCOPS) may have raised a few eyebrows. These drugs work better than expected even long after they have been stopped.
Hypertension is well-known to be a major risk factor for all types of cardiovascular disease: stroke and heart attack. Now a study seems to show that mid-life HT may also predict cognitive decline later on.
Although it is well established that obesity ups the risk of numerous health problems, including type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis and some types of cancer, it has also been
The American Journal of Hypertension released new findings supporting that fact that the current sodium intake in the general
This week's wrap highlights the latest findings on the relationship between saturated fat and cardiovascular health, our shout-out to ACSH friend Michael Shaw for his knowledge and writings on the infamous Andrew Wakefield scandal, and why an astounding number of Americans believe medical conspiracy theories!
A new study shows that high blood pressure (HBP) is being inadequately treated among those with primary care physicians, and the level of control is worst among those
In the past, studies have highlighted the link between living near an airport and interference with sleep, sleep-disordered breathing