Acetylcholine has long been known to regulate blood flow, but the source of this chemical in human blood has remained a mystery. However, a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet has discovered that certain T cells in human blood can produce acetylcholine, which helps regulate blood pressure and inflammation.
5 Daily Habits for a Happier and Healthier Life
What is the key to happiness? Is it having a loyal pet, a fulfilling career, a strong marriage, or something else entirely? Happiness can mean different things to different people. However, research has shown that maintaining a positive attitude can potentially add years to your life by decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease and death from all causes.
11 Minutes of Exercise a Day: Lower Your Risk of Chronic Diseases & Improve Your Health
Just 11 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity aerobic activity per day could lower your risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease or premature death, a large new study
Beyond Hot Flashes: How Menopause Impacts Women’s Heart Health
Women entering their late 40s and early 50s may be unaware that their risk for cardiovascular disease is increasing, despite the hallmark symptoms of menopause,
Obesity Surgery: The Most Effective Tool for Reducing Mortality Risk from Related Diseases
A new study of nearly 22,000 people who had weight loss surgery in Utah found that the procedure reduces the risk of premature death, particularly
New guidelines in the treatment of childhood obesity – AAP, US
American Academy of Pediatrics issues its first comprehensive guideline on evaluating, treating children and adolescents with obesity. AAP Issues First Update to Childhood Obesity Guidelines
Walnuts increase life expectancy – Harvard Research
Eating walnuts regularly may lower risk of death and increase life expectancy among older adults compared to those who do not eat the nuts, according to a Harvard-led study, published in the journal Nutrients.
Metformin – diabetes drug may prevent COVID-19 lung inflammation
The blood sugar-lowering drug metformin prevented pulmonary inflammation, a major factor in COVID-19 severity and mortality, in studies of mice infected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
COVID-19 infection may have lasting or delayed effects on heart
The number of people coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is rising with more cases in the U.S. (5M according to the Centers for Disease Control and
Quercetin in onions, teas, apples and red wine can reduce blood pressure
A new paper in Nutrition Reviews finds that intake of the flavonoid quercetin can greatly reduce high blood pressure in patients suffering from cardiovascular disease.