Slightly high cholesterol in mid-life ‘risky for heart’

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Mar 282015

Having even slightly raised cholesterol in mid-life significantly increases a person’s risk of heart disease, research reveals.

For every decade a person has even mildly elevated cholesterol between the ages of 35 and 55, their risk of heart disease could go up by nearly 40%, the study found.

Leaving cholesterol unchecked is not a wise option, say the authors who followed nearly 1,500 people. Continue reading »

Exercises you should do every day

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Mar 282015

Weight training at 60: exercises you should do every day

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Forget a gentle walk. Older people should be using dumbbells and building muscle, according to a public health expert.

If you thought old age was a time for gentle walks and light stretching, think again. Experts are now saying that people in their 60s, 70s and 80s who lift weights and do daily resistance training will protect themselves from a range of ills brought on by ageing and could even prolong their lives.

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Are you affected by heart failure?

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Mar 262015
British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation

The BHF have asked whether anyone that has been affected by heart failure would be will to take part in a study.

The content of the message from Sindujah Manohar, who is Heart Support Groups Administrator for the BHF is below :

“We have been told of a new study from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences who are looking for participants who have been affected by heart failure. The study will look into experiences of heart failure monitoring and the updating of an internet resource for other people affected by the condition and the health professionals who provide care for them. If you do not have heart failure yourself, please do pass this along to anyone who you think may be interested in participating. Please read below for more information from the lead researcher. Continue reading »