Tag Archives: Risk

Blueberries may lower cardiovascular risk by up to 20 percent

The phytochemicals that give blueberries their blue color can significantly improve cardiovascular health, finds a new two-part study. The positive effect that blueberries can have on blood pressure is comparable to that of hypertension drugs. Dubbed “the silent killer” because it has no visible symptoms in its early stages, hypertension affects approximately 1 in 3… Read More »

Climate change could raise risk of congenital heart defects

(Reuters Health) – More babies could be born with heart defects in the future as global warming puts pregnant women at greater risk of exposure to dangerously high temperatures, new research suggests. FILE PHOTO: Children cool off in fountains as a summer heatwave with high temperatures continues in Paris, France, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau… Read More »

High-risk sexually transmitted HPV virus associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk

Study Highlights: Infection with high-risk strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which have been linked to cancer, might increase the risk of heart and blood vessel or cardiovascular disease, especially among women with obesity or other cardiovascular risk factors. In a large study, Korean women with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) were 22 percent more likely… Read More »