Salt Reduction Makes an Impact in the U.K.

Between 2003 and 2011 stroke deaths in the U.K. decreased 42% (P<0.001) and ischemic heart disease fell by 40% (P<0.001). During the same time salt intake decreased by 1.4 g/day (P<0.01) measured by 24-hour urinary sodium. The findings of this 8-year study appear to support a key role for lower salt intake. Despite this progress,…

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Attitude Helps Heart

Patients with ischemic heart disease who had positive attitudes were more likely to exercise and less likely to die over the next 5 years from any cause. Both attitude and physical activity were found to prolong life. A positive outlook reduced the all-cause mortality by just over 40% and almost doubled the likelihood of exercising,…

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Physical Inactivity and Risk of Serious Disease

After analysing the lifestyle habit data in several large studies, researchers have found that those who were physically inactive doubled their risk of ischemic heart disease, experienced 72% increased risk of ischemic stroke, a 52% higher risk of breast cancer, and an 80% increase in colon cancer risk.PositiveTip: Exercise is a great way to reduce…

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