Tag Archive for 'cardiovascular disease'

Sunlight exposure may reduce blood pressure

January 20th, 2014 by Nature

Sunlight exposure may reduce blood pressure by altering nitric oxide (NO) levels in skin and blood, according to a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. While limiting sunlight exposure is important to prevent skin cancer, the authors from the University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh suggest that minimizing exposure may be […]

Lack of exercise linked to higher heart disease risk in healthy children as young as nine

May 12th, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell

The publication of this research is timely because Walk to School Week is 16 to 20 May 2011. —- Even healthy children as young as nine-years-old can start to show an increased risk of future heart problems if they are physically inactive, according to a journal article “Lack of physical activity in young children is […]

New research suggests that 45,000 UK deaths could be prevented each year with lower meat diets

October 19th, 2010 by Friends of the Earth

Switching to diets that contain no more than three meat meals each week could prevent around 45,000 early deaths and save the NHS £1.2 billion each year as well as helping to tackle climate change and curb deforestation, according to a new Friends of the Earth report. Researchers from Oxford University analysed the health implications […]