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

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

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

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

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

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...