HEART HEALTH NEWS
Almost 10% of the American population is affected by diabetes. Diabetes is treatable; it does become dangerous when glucose levels are uncontrolled. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than adults without diabetes.
About 40 million adults in the U.S. take a statin to lower their cholesterol and to reduce their risk of heart disease, heart attack, or stroke. Dr. Robert Benton, Director of Research at Capital Cardiology Associates, explains the new research suggesting a possible anti-cancer benefit for statins.
Ten years from now, nearly half of U.S. adults will be obese if current trends continue. “Unfortunately, for myself and my colleagues, we see this increasing at an alarming rate,” commented Dr. Heather Stahura, a board-certified cardiologist at Capital Cardiology Associates. Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health stated that by 2030, 48.9% of adults nationwide will be obese. There are also concerns that obesity will impact the American economy.
The history of the Polypill began in 1999 when the idea of combining medicines to combat cardiovascular disease was first proposed. Two recent studies have shown its ability to lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and cardiovascular outcomes. Dr. Robert Bento, Director of Clinical Research at Capital Cardiology Associates, explains the potential of the polypill for high-risk patients.
Since entering the market in 2006, e-cigarettes and vaping were once viewed as a “less harmful” aid to help smokers curb or quit their nicotine habit. This is no longer true. We look back on the headlines from 2019 to examine future vaping bans in New York State.
Regular cardiovascular exercise can help people with normal blood pressure maintain healthy blood pressure levels, allowing our heart to pump more efficiently and protecting our blood vessels. The good news is: you don’t need to spend a lot of money to reap the benefits of a great workout.