Beware! Heart Attack, Stroke May Predict Cancer Risk, Say Researchers

Heart attack or stroke may be an early sign of cancers, especially in older adults, say researchers. The findings showed that the risk of having a heart attack and stroke jumped by 70 per cent in the year before cancer diagnosis. The risk was most acute in the month immediately before cancer diagnosis. Lung and…

Heart health tip, eat radish to prevent stroke, high blood pressure

Eating carrots, onions and broccoli are passe. The humble radish could be the newest heart-healthy vegetable, say researchers. The findings showed that compounds found in the Sakurajima Daikon, or “monster” radish could help protect coronary blood vessels and potentially prevent heart disease and stroke, researchers including Katsuko Kajiya from the Kagoshima University in Japan said. Grown for centuries…

Healthy diet, exercise key to keeping your stroke risk low, say experts

Every year, about 5 million people die of stroke, says the World Heart Federation. Some risk factors such as age or having a parent or sibling who had a stroke is not in your control. Stroke is 80% preventable by addressing lifestyle factors such as eating habits and getting regular exercise in your schedule. According…

Switch to a Mediterranean diet for protection from air pollution

The Mediterranean diet is considered to be one of the healthier diet options. Low in meat and dairy but rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, nuts and ‘healthy’ fats, the diet is believed to offer a host of health benefits. Studies have shown how it is good for the liver and the brain, effective in preventing heart…