Researchers find enzyme responsible for aircraft noise-related vascular damage

In a recent study, scientists at the Department of Cardiology at the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have identified an enzyme responsible for aircraft-related vascular damage. The researchers were also able to show that night-time noise has a particularly harmful effect and thus demand that night-time sleep be protected from noise. […]

Various E-cigarette flavorings may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

The flavorings found in in electronic cigarettes and related tobacco products could cause changes in the lung, heart and blood vessels that lead to cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in an American Heart Association journal. © Aleksey Kurguzov/Shutterstock.com As reported in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, researchers tested nine chemical flavorings […]

Mediterranean-style eating pattern with lean unprocessed red meat improves heart health

Adopting a Mediterranean-style eating pattern improves heart health, with or without reducing red meat intake, if the red meat consumed is lean and unprocessed, according to a Purdue University nutrition study. “This study is important because it shows that red meat can be part of a heart-healthy eating pattern like a Mediterranean-style eating pattern,” said […]

NSAIDs use may increase cardiovascular risk associated with osteoarthritis

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the cornerstone of pain management in patients with osteoarthritis The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest that over two thirds of the increased cardiovascular risk associated with osteoarthritis is linked to the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Osteoarthritis is […]