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Is Anti-Statin ‘Internet Cult’ Threatening Lives?

 

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A wave of anti-science skepticism may put people with high cholesterol at risk if they’re convinced to quit life-saving statin medications, heart experts warn.

 

Source: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Newsletters

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6 Surprising Heart Attack Triggers Slideshow – Sharecare

You probably know that smoking, poor diet choices and a sedentary lifestyle are bad for your ticker, but you may be surprised to find that other things – like climate change, your relationship status and even the sports you watch — could increase your heart attack risk.

Source: 6 Surprising Heart Attack Triggers Slideshow – Sharecare

Here’s What Happens When You Quit Smoking

Research has demonstrated that it is never too late to quit smoking and reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.

  • About 50 years ago, nearly 42 percent of U.S. adults smoked; in 2015 that number had dropped to 15 percent and experts would like it to drop to 12 percent by 2020
  • Research has found it’s never too late to quit as people between 50 and 74 demonstrate improved health benefits each year after quitting
  • When you quit smoking your body repairs the damage done by the toxic chemicals in the cigarettes, reducing your risk of heart disease, stroke and cancers each year you remain smoke free

Source: Here’s What Happens When You Quit Smoking

What Happens to Your Body When You Smoke

Don’t stick your head in the sand! It’s your life you are gambling with!

Smoking makes you feel good in the short term, but can immensely damage your health in the long run. Read on to learn about the harmful side effects of smoking.

Source: What Happens to Your Body When You Smoke

Common Pain Relievers Are Causing Heart Attacks

The signs of a heart attack are not always straightforward. There are several early signs that may not even seem related to your heart. Although chest pain is the most common, you may experience other symptoms and women may have a heart attack without feeling pressure in their chest

Source: Common Pain Relievers Are Causing Heart Attacks

Here’s Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Everyone has their own personal goals for their health and body composition, and sometimes those include weight loss. But there’s a lot of misinformation out there. So BuzzFeed Life reached out to Dr. Holly Lofton, director of the Medical Weight Management Program at NYU Langone Medical Center, and registered dietitian Brian St. Pierre, director of performance nutrition at Precision Nutrition, to ask them about some of the common pitfalls, stumbling blocks, and misconceptions around weight loss. Oh, and how to actually be successful at losing weight and keeping it off.

Plus how to actually do it without hating life.

Source: Here’s Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Diabetes and Heart Disease Risks You Shouldn’t Ignore

If you have diabetes, you have an increased risk of serious problems such as heart disease, heart failure or stroke — at least twice the risk of someone without diabetes. Moreover, you are also more likely to develop these problems at a younger than average age, and have more serious heart attacks.According to the American Diabetes Association, two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke.

Source: Diabetes and Heart Disease Risks You Shouldn’t Ignore