Mediterranean diet reduces stroke risk, particularly among women

Eating a Mediterranean-style diet, which is rich in fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and nuts, may help women over 40 reduce the risk of stroke, according to a study published in the journal Stroke. Continue reading “Mediterranean diet reduces stroke risk, particularly among women”

Different types of physical activity offer varying protection against heart disease

While it is well known that physical activity is important for heart health, neither research nor recommendations consistently differentiate between the benefits of different types of physical activity. New research, presented at the ACC Latin America Conference 2018 in Lima, Peru, found that while all physical activity is beneficial, static activities — such as strength training — were more strongly associated with reducing heart disease risks than dynamic activities like walking and cycling. Continue reading “Different types of physical activity offer varying protection against heart disease”

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