Good cholesterol may also increase your risk of heart attack, according to this study

We have often heard about good cholesterol and how it can protect our heart health. However, a study led by a team of researchers has now demonstrated that not all good cholesterol is healthy.

The study led by the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) in Spain was published in the journal Metabolism, Clinical and Experimental.

Although drugs that lower bad cholesterol reduce cardiovascular risk, those that raise good cholesterol have not proven effective in reducing the risk of heart disease.

This paradox has called into question the relationship between good cholesterol and cardiovascular risk, and researchers are

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Global Medical Tourism Market Size study, by Type, Application and Regional Forecasts 2021-2026

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Feb 02, 2021 (Heraldkeepers) —
Medical Tourism Market:

WiseGuyReports.com adds “Global Medical Tourism Market Research Report 2021 Analysis and Forecast 2026” reports to its database.

Executive Summary

Major players in the medical tourism market are Apollo Hospital Enterprise Limited, Prince Court Medical Center, Bumrungrad International Hospital, KPJ Healthcare Berhad, and Fortis Health Ltd.

The global medical tourism market is expected to decline from $37.72 billion in 2019 to $19.8 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -47.53%. The decline is mainly due to

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Tetrahydrocurcuminoids may support oral health, says recent study

A recently published study investigated the efficacy and safety of tetrahydrocurcuminoids (THCs) for oral care applications.

A recently published study1 investigated the efficacy and safety of tetrahydrocurcuminoids (THCs) for oral care applications. In the open label prospective pilot clinical trial, 30 patients with canker sores, and 29 patients with gingivitis were treated with two 100 mg chewable tablets of THCs per day over three weeks. Body mass index, throat numbness/relief, Visual Analog Scale (VAS) pain score, canker sore lesions, gingival appearance, inflammation and bleeding were assessed before and after treatment, at 14 and 21 days.

Results showed that treatment

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‘Fat but fit’ is a myth when it comes to heart health, new study shows

Previous studies had suggested that being physically fit could mitigate the negative effects of being overweight on heart health, but this is not the case, according to a new study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), published Thursday.

“One cannot be ‘fat but healthy.’ This was the first nationwide analysis to show that being regularly active is not likely to eliminate the detrimental health effects of excess body fat,” said study author Alejandro Lucia, a professor of exercise physiology at the European University of Madrid.

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Following the Mediterranean diet can improve consumers’ heart health, study finds

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Following a healthy diet has been found to be a key component of optimal heart health. Now, experts from the University of Córdoba are encouraging consumers to consider the Mediterranean diet — which prioritizes fruits and vegetables and healthy fats — to improve overall heart function. 

According to their findings, following the Mediterranean diet can be effective at both boosting cardiovascular health and reducing the risk of a heart attack. 

“We observed that the Mediterranean diet model induced better endothelial function, meaning that the arteries were more flexible in adapting to different situations

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AHA News: People With Depression Fare Worse in Heart Health Study | Health News

By American Heart Association News, HealthDay Reporter

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FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Heart disease and depression are interwoven, and a new study is helping unravel that connection by linking depression with poorer scores on seven important measures of heart health.

The research included more than 4,000 people taking part in a national survey who had been screened for depression using a basic questionnaire. Participants were evaluated for weight, smoking, diet, physical activity, blood sugar, cholesterol and high blood pressure – measures known as the American Heart Association’s Life Simple 7.

After adjusting for factors

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