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Skipping breakfast may be hard on your heart

If you’re a breakfast skipper, then two new studies may convince you to start fueling up in the morning. They suggest that regularly bypassing breakfast could put your heart—and even your life—at risk. What makes missing breakfast so risky? For the first study, researchers looked at the breakfast habits of 6,550 U.S. adults surveyed between […]

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Skipping breakfast a bad move for your heart?

Think breakfast isn’t the most important meal of the day? Think again, say researchers behind a new study that found the risk of heart-related death rises dramatically for folks who skip the morning repast. Compared to people who always ate breakfast, those who say they never did had a 87% higher odds of dying from heart-related causes, according to […]

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Keep stress in check for a healthier heart

Chronic stress, whether it stems from juggling work and life responsibilities, relationship issues or another source, not only harms your mental well-being but can also cause physical changes that can increase your blood cholesterol and blood pressure, key risk factors for heart disease. Experiencing chronic stress can also lead to unhealthy coping behaviors that can […]

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Approaching menopause? Take care of your heart now.

Midlife is a crucial time for women to protect their hearts, a new study shows. It found that healthy habits during the transition to menopause may help keep arteries from clogging as you age. Changes that often occur after menopause—higher blood pressure and cholesterol—raise a women’s risk of heart attacks and stroke. But these findings […]

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Preventing the flu when you have heart disease

People who have heart disease are especially vulnerable to complications from the flu. When you get the flu (influenza), you feel achy, stuffy and feverish. You’re thinking about your head, your sinuses and your sore throat—but what about your heart? The connection between this respiratory illness and your cardiovascular system may not be immediately obvious. […]

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Raising heart-healthy kids

The habits your children learn now could affect their heart health later in life. It’s never too late to adopt healthy habits to help protect your heart—and it’s never too early, either. “The risk factors [for heart disease] start to develop during childhood years,” says Geoffrey Rosenthal, MD, PhD, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) […]

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