Who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have less stress

Who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have less stress

Research suggests individuals “who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have less stress, healthier blood vessels and a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes than residents of communities without many outdoor recreation areas.” Investigators found that “compared to people in areas with the least amount of green space, residents of the greenest […]

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Despite warnings that supplemental testosterone may raise the risk of stroke and heart attack

Despite warnings that supplemental testosterone may raise the risk of stroke and heart attack

A study indicates that “despite warnings that supplemental testosterone may raise the risk of stroke and heart attack,” physicians “continue to prescribe the hormone off-label to men with cardiovascular disease.” Investigators found, “after poring over 10 years of prescription data…that men with heart disease were no less likely than those without it to receive a […]

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Men with low cardiorespiratory fitness are more likely to have a stroke

Men with low cardiorespiratory fitness are more likely to have a stroke

Researchers found that men with low cardiorespiratory fitness are more likely to have a stroke than those with higher fitness. Investigators “in Norway followed 2,014 middle-aged men for more than 20 years.” The researchers found that “those who were unfit for the whole study period, or who started out fit but became less so, were […]

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The holiday season may confer an unwanted gift: higher cholesterol.

The holiday season may confer an unwanted gift: higher cholesterol.

Research published in Atherosclerosis suggests that “the holiday season may confer an unwanted gift: higher cholesterol.” After Christmas, cholesterol levels jumped 20 percent from summer levels among the 25,000 people studied.” An individual’s “risk of having high cholesterol becomes six times higher after the Christmas break.”

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