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Half Of All Americans Will Get Heart Disease

Filed under: FitnessHealthScary!

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This isn't good news in the slightest: half of all Americans will get heart disease. It's already the leading killer, why can't we just catch a break?

Oh yeah, it's because we're lazy.

This latest analysis considers the lifetime risk for all cardiovascular diseases, a category that includes coronary artery disease (whose symptoms are most often heart attack and angina) along with strokes, congestive heart failure, and more — something that really hasn't been done before. Usually, the analysis is limited to one disease, and a short period of time.

Here are the results:

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Is Looking Old A Sign Of Heart Trouble?

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According to old people everywhere, no, looking old isn't a sign of heart trouble because literally everyone looks old when they're old and not everyone who is old has heart trouble.

According to a new study, though, the older you look, the worse shape your heart is in. The study, which began in 1976, followed 11,000 men and women for 35 years to find the connection between physical appearance and heart health.

So, what are the criteria of looking old?

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Scary! Food Chemicals That Hurt Your Heart!

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More and more evidence is pointing to "low and slow" as the best way to cook and prepare your food!

It's true, a new study has shown that high heat cooking could be putting you at risk for cardiovascular disease. That sucks, because high heat is how you get that crispy crunch on things!

In the study, over the course of 10 days, 65 adults recorded what they ate so it could be calculated how many chemical leftovers (AGEs) from high temperature cooking each group consumed. Greater AGE intake lead to increased risk of heart disease.

So why does this happen?

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Women Who Quit Smoking Before 40 Won't Die As Early

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When it comes to smoking, we're pretty blunt around here (pun intended). That's why when we hear that you'll live much longer if you're a woman who quits smoking before 40, we'll straight up tell you that's the case.

The idea is this: the earlier you quit, the better, or else you're gonna cut your life short by at least 10 years. That's a decade with friends and family, the world, and everything awesome that comes with it!

This fact was made evident by posssiby the largest study ever on the hazards of smoking and benefits of stopping. Women who successfully quit before 40 avoided 90 percent of the added risk of early death caused by smoking — before 30, stopping helped women avoid 97 percent of the added risk!

WORTH. IT.

Here's what they found:

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Weight Lifting Reduces Risk Of Heart Disease And Diabetes

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A brand new study has found that weight lifting can seriously cut your chances of getting heart disease or diabetes!

Researches studied over 5,000 people and found who lifted weights.

Then they measured for metabolic syndrome, which is several risk factors including a large waist circumference, high triglyceride levels, low HDL (good) cholesterol levels, elevated blood pressure and high glucose.

All of those are risk factors for both heart disease and diabetes.

Well guess what they found…

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Are Yearly Doctor Visits Unnecessary??

Filed under: HealthScience!Cancer

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A new study from Europe has found that people who regularly had check-ups weren't actually any healthier than people who didn't.

The long-term study involved 182,880 people, so with that significant sample size, the results are pretty reliable.

The study looked mainly at deaths from heart disease or cancer, the two most commonly assessed ailments during check-ups.

After looking at the data, the researchers were unable to find any differences in hospital admissions, disability, specialist referrals, more doctors visits or time taken off work.

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Alex Karras Has Passed Away

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Just yesterday we were worried about the state of health that legendary actor and football player Alex Karras was in — and with heavy hearts we bring you the news that he has passed away.

At 77, Alex used to be a bull-necked defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who left that life and became a multimedia personality.

In the end he succumbed to kidney disease, heart disease, dementia and for the last two years, stomach cancer.

He will be missed by many, and our hearts go out to his family and friends while they mourn the lost of a truly great man.

[Image via AP Images.]

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