A new report estimates that nearly half of all US adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure.
Researchers from the University of Bristol in England have identified the molecular process that transports mouth bacteria through the blood stream to cause infective endocarditis, a form of heart disease.
Coffee drinking is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events (mainly heart attacks) in young adults (18-45) with mild hypertension, according to research by Dr. Lucio Mos, a cardiologist at Hospital of San Daniele del Friuli in Udine, Italy.
Specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as smoking, obesity and diabetes, are associated with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer's disease and dementia according to a study.
The study conducted by the Endocrine Society suggested that men have higher testosterone and lower estrogen levels than premenopausal women and, therefore, doctors have suspected that testosterone may promote cardiovascular disease or that estrogen may protect against it, or both.