8 weeks on fruit- and vegetable-rich diets tied to better heart health

A new study has looked at the links between markers of heart health and three types of diet: the DASH diet, a different fruit- and vegetable-rich diet, and a typical Western diet. Its conclusion? Diets that include lots of fruit and vegetables are associated with better heart health. Share on PinterestFindings of a recent 8-week […]

How the heart changes our sensory perception

A new study helps explain why our sensitivity to external sensory stimuli fluctuates with the beating of our hearts. Share on PinterestNew research finds a connection between external stimuli and a person’s heart rate. According to popular culture, the brain and heart...

Childhood adversity linked to heart disease in middle age

Growing up in a challenging family environment is associated with higher rates of cardiovascular disease and mortality in middle age, according to a large prospective study. Lasting physiological, psychological, and behavioral changes are likely to play a role. Share...

Coronaviruses and heart health

A recent review examines the relationship between coronaviruses and the cardiovascular system. Although information about SARS-CoV-2, specifically, is scant, the authors believe that research into other coronaviruses might provide insight. A type of coronavirus called...

Soy-based foods may promote heart health

Research suggests that eating tofu and other soy-based foods may improve heart health. Share on PinterestConsuming soy-based foods, such as tofu, may provide cardiovascular benefits, according to new research. New research suggests that eating tofu and other soy-based...