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The highs and lows of blood pressure

You may understand that high blood pressure can increase risk of heart attacks and strokes but do you realise a low blood pressure can...

Adopting a Mediterranean Diet significantly reduces death rate from strokes and...

One in eight deaths from heart disease and strokes avoided if we all ate a Mediterranean Diet full of whole grains, nuts and seeds,...

Antibody success in targeting amyloid plaque

Researchers from Washington Medical School have used an antibody to target just a small component of amyloid plaque in Alzheimer’s, and avoided the failings...

McMaster develop pill to reduce heart attacks and strokes

In a multi-country study, a ‘Polypill’, containing a statin, blood thinner and other compounds, when given to people of medium heart attack/stroke risk, reduced...

Lack of social ties link to hypertension in women

Middle-aged and older women who lack social ties are far more likely to suffer hypertension and thus have an increased risk of heart attacks...

Overweight mothers may damage their babies for life

Obese women can cause long term cardiovascular problems for their babies, according to the UPBEAT trial on exercise, diet and pregnancy; the solution is...

The Truth about Vitamin D – 15 years late

Some 15 years ago I wrote our first article on vitamin D. As always it was science-based and used a good number of research...

Acetyl-l-carnitine and dementia

Three studies have now shown that acetyl-l-carnitine can reduce the progression of Alzheimer's or Dementia and improve the performance of drugs; it can also...

12 ways to lower your blood Triglycerides

There are two types of fat in your blood stream that you need to worry about. Cholesterol and Triglycerides. Doctors and the media worry...