Brown fat may protect against chronic diseases

Brown fat may protect against a variety of disease, including type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease, a new study of 50,000 people shows.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
Jan. 5, 2021 ~7 min

heart-disease diabetes health-and-medicine body-fat

Healthy sleepers have far lower heart failure risk

Regularly getting a good night's sleep can lower your risk of heart failure, regardless of any other risk factors you may have, a new study shows.

Keith Brannon-Tulane • futurity
Nov. 23, 2020 ~4 min

heart-disease sleep featured health-and-medicine

Report links food insecurity and heart disease death risk

Increasing rates of food insecurity are associated with an increase in cardiovascular death rates. Experts say COVID-19 could exacerbate the problem.

Hannah Messinger-Penn • futurity
Nov. 11, 2020 ~4 min

heart-disease covid-19 hunger health-and-medicine food-insecurity

Lack of understanding of common heart condition leads to missed treatment opportunities, study suggests

Poor awareness of a condition known as Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) – the cause of a half of all cases of heart failure in England –

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 3, 2020 ~6 min

heart-disease spotlight-on-public-health public-health cardiovascular-disease-cvd

Couples share heart disease risk factors and behaviors

Risk factors for heart health, such as smoking, unhealthy diets and minimal physical activity, may seem personal, but for people who are married or in a domestic partnership, the behavior patterns of one person may be strongly linked to the patterns of the other.

Haley Bridger • harvard
Oct. 26, 2020 ~5 min

heart-disease health-medicine healthy-diets heart-health

Team pins down what fuels your heart beats

"Now that we have a clear picture of how the heart fuels itself, we can set our sights on devising ways to improve heart metabolism in heart failure."

Hannah Messinger-Penn • futurity
Oct. 19, 2020 ~7 min

heart-disease health-and-medicine hearts

An optimistic outlook may be a healthier one

A Harvard Chan School study has found a link between optimism and hypertension, describing the positive force as having a “protective effect” on individuals, including those in combat.

Amy Roeder • harvard
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

heart-disease inflammation health-medicine harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health hypertension happiness laura-kubzansky optimistic-attitude

Team ties chronic itch to sleep loss and potential heart disease

A new study ties chronic itch to sleep loss and elevated levels of a blood protein often used to predict heart disease, researchers say.

Sheree Monet Wisdom-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~5 min

heart-disease skin sleep health-and-medicine itch

Autistic adults have a higher rate of physical health conditions

Autistic individuals are more likely to have chronic physical health conditions, particularly heart, lung, and diabetic conditions, according to a new study by

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 10, 2020 ~3 min

heart-disease diabetes autism

80% of docs mistakenly blame nicotine for smoking risks

Although nicotine's primary risk is addiction to tobacco, 83% of doctors strongly believe it directly contributes to heart disease, a new survey finds.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~5 min

heart-disease addiction cancer smoking surveys nicotine health-and-medicine cigarettes