Behind the Headlines: debunking the heart health stories that are making the news.
A study has found people who socialised more with friends at the age of 60 were less likely to develop dementia. We look behind the headlines.
A recent study has found no heart benefit from most diets and supplements, but is this true? We look at the research behind the headlines.
A new study shows no link between drinking coffee and having stiffer arteries. But is it safe to drink unlimited coffee? We look behind the headlines.
We give the BHF perspective on news stories about ultra-processed foods being linked to early death.
A study has found taking glucosamine is linked to a lower risk of heart and circulatory disease. We look behind the headlines.
Research shows that around half of patients hadn't met the target for lowering cholesterol after two years of taking statins. We look behind the headlines.
New research suggests a link between eating eggs and an increased risk of heart disease and death. We look behind the headlines.
Research has found a link between diet drinks and an increased risk of stroke, coronary heart disease and death. We look behind the headlines.
New research has suggested that vegans take twice as many sick days as the average worker. We look behind the headlines.
We report on a new study that links HRT tablets to an increased risk of blood clots.
News reports have warned of a ‘chilling risk’ of having a heart attack when temperatures drop below freezing. We look behind the headlines.
New research has suggested that full-fat dairy products could be good for you, but are they really healthier than low-fat versions? We look behind the headlines.
A new study has reported that statins don’t reduce risk of heart attacks and stroke for over 75s without existing heart or circulatory diseases. We go behind the headlines to get to the truth and ask whether statins really are worth taking.
News stories have reported that taking a multivitamin could be a waste of money when it comes to heart health. We look behind the headlines.
According to the news headlines, drinking green tea could prevent deaths from heart attacks or strokes. We look behind the headlines.
New research has suggested that a daily egg can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. We look behind the headlines.
According to widespread media coverage, if you have a large belly you’re at greater risk of heart and circulatory problems – whether you’re overweight or not. We look behind the headlines.
A large new study has suggested that you are more at risk of dying or of a range of heart and circulatory conditions if you have as little as one alcoholic drink a day. We look behind the headlines.
A blood test to measure how long it takes clots to break down could predict the likelihood of a repeat heart attack, making new treatments possible, according to research.
Having children at a young age, having lots of children, or starting her periods early are just some of the factors that could mean a woman is more likely to have a heart attack or stroke, research has suggested. We look behind the headlines.
People who don’t drink any alcohol in middle age may be at a greater risk of dementia later in their life, research has suggested. But will drinking alcohol reduce your risk of dementia? We look behind the headlines.
Women are dying after heart attacks in ways that could be avoided if they were given the same treatments as men, a new study suggests. We look behind the headlines.
There will always be health headlines that are designed to shock you to try to get your attention. As 2017 comes to an end we look at the truth behind some of the silliest headlines about heart conditions.
Losing weight could reverse type 2 diabetes, according to the media, but is it true? We look at the research behind the headlines.
New research has suggested that eating late at night can raise the risk of heart disease. We look behind the headlines.
Some news reports have are suggested that if you take statins you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. We find out the truth behind the headlines.
According to media coverage, a drug called canakinumab could cut your risk of heart attacks and cancer. We look at the research behind the headlines.
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.