Sunday, August 5, 2007

Heart Attacks - How much do you know?

Did you know that heart attacks have been linked to diet, smoking and obesity but also to less obvious risk factors such as:


Weather: Researchers have found that exposure to frigid
temperatures can trigger heart attacks as well as angina and strokes.


Gum Health: Studies suggest that if you have periodontal disease, your heart attack risk nearly doubles. Bacteria may enter the blood and promote atherosclerosis.


Body Shape: Being overweight is bad enough,, but if your fat lies more in the abdomen than the hips, you are especially prone to heart disease.


Day of the week/time of the day: Cardiac events tend to occur most often between 4 and 6 pm and on Mondays and Fridays.


Attitude: Optimism has been linked to better immune function, lowered levels of a stress-related chemicals, and a lower incidence of heart attacks



Courtesy: Seth J. Baum, MD

2 comments:

Frasypoo said...

Hi Incog
Just discovered this blog....such a co-incidence but I was planning to start a health and nutrition blog but was wondering if I really needed 5 blogs !!!I am so used to ayurvedic/homeopatic medicines that it was so difficult to adjust in the beginning.
Will bookmark it!

Incognito said...

Well, as we've spoken. Will look forwards to having you post here!