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Do not be derailed by news reports that exercise is bad for the heart. Taking more exercise is a New Year’s resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death. (Shutterstock)

Exercise more this year – it really is good for your heart

Taking more exercise is a New Year's resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
Coronary heart disease is almost always a consequence of atherosclerosis; a build-up of cholesterol and other material in the walls of our arteries. Heart Attack Heaven/Flickr

How Australians Die: cause #1 – heart diseases and stroke

Global deaths from heart disease rose from 12.3 million in 1990 to 17.3 million in 2013. Most of the increase occurred in developing countries and in disadvantaged people in developed countries.
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Are heart attack symptoms sexist?

Men often experience a heart attack as a crushing sensation on their chest, but women are more likely to have flu-like symptoms. Why do we only know about the male symptoms?
A diet high in trans and saturated fats is strongly linked with coronary heart disease. Phil Burns

It’s not even debatable, saturated fat is bad for you

Earlier this week, the BMJ published an article claiming advice that saturated fat intake should be minimised to reduce heart disease is flawed. While this may sound tempting, it’s just not the case. The…
Intestinal bacteria of meat eaters feed on a nutrient found in red meat to produce a compound which can clog arteries. Image from shutterstock.com

Nutrient in red meat linked to heart disease

A nutrient found red meat may increase the risk of heart disease when it interacts with the bacteria in the human gut, according…
Heart disease is a lifelong problem that needs to be managed properly. Peter Hartl

A five-point plan to reduce heart attack deaths in Australia

Out of the 10,021 Australian who died of a heart attack in 2010, 5,305 were experiencing their second such event. Systematic national reforms are needed to reduce the alarming number of people having a…

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