How breastfeeding makes women’s hearts healthier
Maybe you’re a soon-to-be new mom deciding whether to breastfeed or not, or a mom who breastfed years ago. In either case you may excited to learn mothers benefit just as much from breastfeeding as their babies do. It turns out breastfeeding may lower the risk of certain diseases over the long term for moms, including cardiovascular disease…
2 types of stress putting women at high risk for heart disease
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is more prevalent in men than in women, but that doesn’t mean women are safe from it. Mature women are at especially high risk of developing CHD, partly because of low estrogen, and partly because of the weight of two specific types of psychological stress…
The saturated fat link to heart disease may be melting away
If you’ve given up the guilty pleasures of a perfectly cooked steak, dripping rich juices, butter melted just perfectly onto your biscuits… or your favorite cheeses, hold up. Research has revealed that not only is the evidence against saturated fats weak at best, those fats may even be vital to our health.
Do you have to choose between meat and heart health? Maybe not
If you’re at risk for heart disease, you may be avoiding meat, especially red meat, and eating more vegetables, per doctor’s orders. While more of the green stuff is always a good idea, a 10-year study has found some good news for meat lovers: All meat isn’t off the board — just this group found to significantly raise the danger risk for your heart.
The stress ‘vital exhaustion’ can place on your heart
Vital exhaustion, or burnout syndrome, is usually characterized by persistent stress, excessive fatigue, feelings of demoralization and sleep problems. This syndrome is linked to a number of health issues, including Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes, but its biggest impact appears to be on the heart…