Too much or too little sleep linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death
Endurance but not resistance training has anti-aging effects
Depressed people have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation
Faith-based approach to changing lifestyle lowers blood pressure
New rapid test to diagnose hidden heart condition
Daily low-dose aspirin found to have no effect on healthy life span in older people
In a large clinical trial to determine the risks and benefits of daily low-dose aspirin in healthy older adults without previous cardiovascular events, aspirin did not prolong healthy, independent living. Risk of dying from a range of causes, including cancer and heart disease, varied and will require further analysis and additional follow-up of study participants.
Lifestyle changes reduce the need for blood pressure medications
Men and women with high blood pressure reduced the need for antihypertensive medications within 16 weeks after making lifestyle changes, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions, an annual conference focused on recent advances in hypertension research.