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Can heart failure be treated with exercise?

Diastolic congestive heart failure is the most commonly diagnosed form of congestive heart failure. This is a condition where the heart does not relax properly. Recent research is showing that exercise can be used to manage this condition. It is many times...

Can exercise halt cardiovascular aging?

With aging, we know that there is stiffening of the arteries.. Similarly, there is thickening of the heart muscle. As the heart stiffens there is abnormality in the relaxation properties. This is a precursor to a type of heart failure. A recent study of healthy...

Does exercise reduce cardiovascular mortality?

A recent study published looked at leisure-time running and found that even 5 to 10 minutes/day at slow speeds is associated with significant reduction in cardiovascular death. There was a 3 year life expectancy benefit with running. Even the lowest level of running...

Mediterranean diet and heart disease

A recent study looking at the Mediterranean diet found an inverse relationship with cardiovascular disease regardless of other risk factors such as family history and lifestyle. There were over 7000 participants in the study. The study showed there was decreased...