Scientists identify enzyme responsible for vascular damage caused by aircraft noise

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. […]

Tobacco aside, e-cigarette flavorings may harm blood vessels

Flavor additives used in electronic cigarettes and related tobacco products could impair blood vessel function and may be an early indicator of heart damage, according to new laboratory research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal. The health effects of “combustible” tobacco products including traditional cigarettes and hookah are well-established, but […]

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 […]