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Higher intensity exercise helps women with irregular heartbeats-5075

Higher intensity exercise helps women with irregular heartbeats

An irregular (arrhythmia) or "quivering" heart beat is called atrial fibrillation, which is a risk factor for stroke, heart failure, blood clots and other conditions (American Heart Association).

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Fewer strokes among people 65 years and older-5045

Fewer strokes among people 65 years and older

The incidence (new cases) of stroke decreased 40% between 1988-2008 among a sample of Medicare patients 65 years of age and older who had been hospitalized and diagnosed with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke.

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Unhappy social life may lead to hypertension-4780

Unhappy social life may lead to hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke.

STUDY: Participants in the Health and Retirement Study, a multi-year survey of 1,502 healthy adults ages 50 and over, reported on how often they experienced negative interactions (exchanges or behaviors that involved excessive demands, criticism, disappointment or other unpleasantness) with their partners, children, other family members and friends.

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Healthy heart may lead to healthy cognition-4778

Healthy heart may lead to healthy cognition

Around the world, cardiovascular diseases are the number-one cause of death. According to information provided by the World Health Organization, about 80% of the risk factors for coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease can be attributed to lifestyle choices, such as healthy diet, regular physical activity and avoiding tobacco smoke.

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Moderate fitness lowers risk of death for men with high blood pressure-4758

Moderate fitness lowers risk of death for men with high blood pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. To understand the results of a new study that uses METs (metabolic equivalents) to measure exercise capacity, a co-author explained that the peak MET level of a sedentary 50-year-old is about five to six METs, a moderately fit individual is approximately seven to nine METS, and a highly fit person measures at about 10-12 METs.

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Eat those vegetables and fruit to lower risk of stroke-4733

Eat those vegetables and fruit to lower risk of stroke

Risk factors for stroke include older age and heredity. Lifestyle choices are also risk factors, such as smoking cigarettes, poor diet and physical inactivity (American Stroke Association). To better understand the results of a new study looking at the relationship between stroke risk and eating fruits and vegetables, it’s helpful to translate grams to food servings. This is approximate. One medium apple or orange, two small apricots, one cup of sweet corn or one cup of cooked green or orange vegetables are approximately equivalent to 150 grams (Gofor2&5 Australia).

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