Normal resting heart rate appears to vary widely from person to person

Monitoring heart rate (stock image).Credit: © VILevi / Adobe Stock A person’s normal resting heart rate is fairly consistent over time, but may vary from others’ by up to 70 beats per minute, according to analysis of the largest dataset of daily resting heart rate ever collected. Giorgio Quer of the Scripps Research Translational Institute in […]

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Air pollution impacts can be heart-stopping

There is an increased risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) even from short-term exposure to low concentrations of fine particulate matter PM2.5, an international study has found, noting an association with gaseous pollutants such as those from coal burning/mining, bushfires and motor vehicles.advertisement The nationwide study of data from Japan, chosen for its superior monitoring, […]

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Walnuts may be good for the gut and help promote heart health

Walnuts may not just be a tasty snack, they may also promote good-for-your-gut bacteria. New research suggests that these “good” bacteria could be contributing to the heart-health benefits of walnuts.advertisement In a randomized, controlled trial, researchers found that eating walnuts daily as part of a healthy diet was associated with increases in certain bacteria that […]

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Can good sleep patterns offset genetic susceptibility to heart disease and stroke?

Getting a good night’s sleep could be beneficial for long-term health. A pioneering new study led by Dr. Lu Qi, director of the Tulane University Obesity Research Center, found that even if people had a high genetic risk of heart disease or stroke, healthy sleep patterns could help offset that risk. The study is published […]

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