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Behind the Headlines: debunking the heart health stories that are making the news.
Carrying extra pounds does raise your risk of heart disease, however healthy you seem to be, a new study has said. We look behind the headlines.
Working long hours has been associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, new research has suggested. But how much are you risking your health by working overtime?
According to recent news, chocolate could reduce your risk of the most common irregular heartbeat. Before you rush to the shops, we look behind the headlines.
According to recent news coverage, taking it easy on a two-week holiday could be deadly, causing diabetes, heart conditions, and obesity. We debunk the disturbing headlines.
'Diet' or 'low-calorie’ soft drinks that contain artificial sweeteners could increase your risk of stroke, according to the latest news coverage. We look behind the headlines
News stories have suggested that if you have grey or white hair you’re at an increased risk of heart disease. We go behind the headlines.
A new study has linked drinking alcohol with a healthier heart. But, don’t pick up the wine bottle yet, as we look behind the headlines.
News stories have suggested that if you skip breakfast you can increase your risk of heart disease. But are you really risking your health if you’re not a breakfast person?
We report on new research that has linked obesity with lower risk of in-hospital death after heart surgery.
We examine research that shows for the first time how stress could cause heart attacks and stroke
News stories have suggested that cramming all your physical activity into the weekend could have the same benefits as regular exercise. We look behind the headlines.
Being in a stable marriage means you’re more likely to survive a stroke, according to the Daily Mail. Is there truth behind the headlines?
Some newspapers have claimed that cooking at high temperatures can increase your risk of heart disease. We look behind the headlines.
The BHF gives its view on news stories about a possible association between eating one egg for breakfast and cutting your risk of a stroke
We report on a study that links ibuprofen with heart failure. Should you be worried, or is the research limited?
Almost a third of heart attack patients are wrongly diagnosed on their initial hospital diagnosis, new research claims. We look behind the headlines.
News reports suggest that if you do 90 minutes of housework a day you could significantly cut your chances of developing heart disease and stroke. But is it time to grab a mop?
We analyse news stories that your treatment after a heart attack varies hugely depending on where you live.
A small study has found that listening to Mozart for 25 minutes could reduce your blood pressure. Is it time for doctors to prescribe a daily dose of classical music? We look behind the headlines.
A controversial study has argued that if you have a high LDL (bad) cholesterol level when you are aged over 60 you will live longer. Can we trust these bold claims?
New research has claimed that this will increase your risk of death from heart disease and stroke. We analyse whether this is scare-mongering or something to take seriously.
You should tuck into some cheese, cut out all sugar, and forget about counting calories, a controversial report has claimed. Is it true?
We give the BHF view on news stories reporting that potatoes will increase your risk of hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure.
We analyse news stories based on research about whether drinking more wine or beer can lower your risk of coronary heart disease.
We report on a study that links loneliness and social isolation with an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Losing a partner could put you at risk of atrial fibrillation, according to recent news stories. We look behind the headlines.
We look at media coverage of a story suggesting women are more likely to have a heart attack if they have endometriosis.
We report on a study which says that eating fruit and vegetables with high levels of flavonoids may help prevent weight gain.
A new study suggests that foods such as blueberries and red wine can reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction in men. We go behind the headlines.
Can just one fizzy drink a day increase the most dangerous type of fat in your body by 30 per cent? We analyse news coverage of this study.
Some newspapers have claimed that we have evolved not to lose weight in winter. We take a look behind the headlines.
We report on a study which says that being a healthy weight is more important than being physically fit when it comes to premature death.
We look at media coverage of a story suggesting that media coverage about statins could lead to more deaths from heart disease.
We examine claims that drinking coffee regularly can help you to live longer.
We give the BHF perspective on news stories about effects of cutting the sugar in children's diets on their blood pressure and other measures of health.
We analyse news coverage of research suggesting that fidgeting can erase the damaging effects of spending a lot of time sitting down.
We analyse news coverage of research suggesting that compounds found in chocolate could reduce your risk of heart disease.
We analyse news coverage of studies looking at the effects of saturated fat and trans fats in the diet on your health.
We give the BHF view on news stories about potential risks of pacemakers and ICDs.
We take an in depth look at research suggesting that women lose more years of life to a heart attack than men.
We analyse news coverage of study showing the chances of an obese person of returning to normal weight.
We give the BHF perspective on news stories about calls from the British Medical Association for a tax on sugary drinks.
The BHF gives its view on a new study which suggests that swapping one sugary drink a day for unsweetened tea/coffee or water, it could cut type 2 diabetes risk by a quarter.
We analyse news coverage of research suggesting that optimism can improve your prognosis following a heart attack.