Heart Health

Why Your Gut Bacteria Matters for Heart Health

Did you know that the bacteria in your gut, also known as gut flora or gut microbiota, affects the health of your heart?


What Might Sexual Orientation Mean for Heart Health?

Heart disease risk is higher in bisexual men than in heterosexual men, based on several modifiable risk factors, suggests a study conducted at New York University.

By Diane Domina

Red Meat Allergy Linked to Heart Disease

Research suggests that such red meat allergies, sometimes caused by a tick bite, increase plaque buildup in arteries and can increase the risk for heart disease.

By Diane Domina

Erectile Dysfunction Raises Heart Risk, Even Without Other Risks

New research published in Circulation suggests men with erectile dysfunction – also called ED – are at increased risk for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and sudden cardiac death, even when they do not smoke or have other risk factors for cardio...

By Diane Domina

Sleep Seven Hours for a Young Heart

Seven appears to be the magic number for sleep during a 24-hour period, while sleeping less or more may increase heart age.

By Stephanie Stephens

Exercise Matters More Than Weight Loss for Heart Health

A recent observational study conducted by researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Norway and the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute in New Orleans suggests increasing physical activity is more beneficial than los...

By Diane Domina