Adults who stay well-hydrated appear to be healthier, develop fewer chronic conditions, such as heart and lung disease, and live longer than those who may not get sufficient fluids, according to a National Institutes of Health study published in eBioMedicine. Research conducted over a 30-year period gathered data from just over 11,000 adults, comparing serum sodium
According to a study published in the American Heart Association’s scientific journals, healthy sleep habits are associated with a lower risk of heart failure. Adults with the healthiest sleep patterns (early risers, sleeping 7-8 hours a day without insomnia, snoring etc.) experienced a 42% reduction in their risk of heart failure compared to those with
A round of applause for our research site physicians Dr Sam Henein and Dr Michael O’Mahony for their participation in the Amarin REDUCE-IT hypertriglyceridemia study!
Chances are you’ve heard conflicting information about dietary fats. Take butter, for instance. Butter was once in everyone’s bad books. It was so bad for us, in fact, that margarine was the recommended substitute for people trying to avoid saturated fats. Margarine has since been called “deadly” for health, while butter appears to be making
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week. That means getting active—in spurts of ten minutes or more—on most days of the week. Not only can physical activity dramatically reduce stress levels, boost energy, and improve the quality of your sleep
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, about one in five Canadians have hypertension, or high blood pressure. Even more worrisome is the fact that millions more Canadians have something called prehypertension, a condition in which blood pressure levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed. Whether you have high blood
In Canada, an estimated 7.5 million people live with hypertension, or high blood pressure. Though high blood pressure is very common, easy to diagnose, and treatable, many people don’t even know they have it. It rarely has symptoms. But when left untreated, it can do damage to the arteries and increase your risk of developing
If something was wrong with your heart, would you know? Unfortunately, not all heart problems come with clearly recognizable symptoms. Though you might think of someone clutching their chest before they drop to the floor—like in a movie—it doesn’t always happen that way. In fact, heart-related symptoms don’t even necessarily manifest in the chest. If