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Diet and cardiovascular disease

Hypertension, being overweight and having high cholesterol are all risk factors for heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular disease – and

5 benefits of exercise for heart health

According to government guidelines, we should be physically active for 30-45 minutes a day, five times a week. We all

Heart attack signs: How do you know if you’re having one?

Almost 20 Australians suffer a fatal heart attack every day. Heart attacks occur when the arteries that supply blood to

Diastolic heart failure

Diastolic dysfunction is widely recognised as a cause of heart failure. An echocardiogram can help confirm the diagnosis. The ASE

Is red wine any good for my heart?

Red wine in moderation has long been considered good for the heart, mainly by increasing high-density lipoprotein (the ‘good’ cholesterol)

Is laughter the best heart medicine?

Research on the topic is limited, but some studies indicate people who are often angry and uptight tend to have

Coconut oil: Superfood or super fad?

Coconut oil has recently gained popularity due to heavy marketing in the US and Australia. There’s a significant amount of

Watching sport or playing sport—which is best for you?

As we gear up for the Olympics, we’re building excitement to watch the impressive feats of human sporting achievement. But

Coffee and the risk of heart disease

Coffee has a long history of health suspicion. It has been blamed for a variety of health problems from anxiety

Who is at risk of a heart attack?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death and illness in Australia. Trying to predict who will have a heart

What are 'heart healthy' foods?

Our Heart HQ cardiologists are often asked what foods to eat to avoid a heart attack or stroke. One of

Chocolate and the heart

Is eating chocolate a good thing for your heart or are you edging yourself closer to a heart attack with

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