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What Is A Silent Heart Attack?

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World Heart Day 2018 is observed on September 29. This day is meant to raise awareness about heart health and how important it is to take care of heart. On this World Heart Day, we talk about heart attack and how even the minutest of symptoms need to be taken seriously in case of heart attack. When a person is getting a heart attack, every second matters. The quicker you take action, the better it is to treat it and prevent it from getting fatal. To quickly recognise symptoms of a mild heart attack, it is important you learn about common signs and symptoms.
Symptoms of heart attack can vary in both severity and type. While some heart attack symptoms might be mild and come slowly over a course of several hours, others maybe sudden or intense.
Chest pain is one of the most common symptoms of heart attack. But this chest pain can develop gradually and may come and go. At times, it gets worse with exertion and may get better by taking rest.
But not everyone experiences chest pain during heart attack. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute states that around one-third of the people with heart attacks experienced no chest pain. Older adults and people with diabetes are more likely to experience heart attack without chest pain.
Also, symptoms of heart attack are different for both men and women. The range of symptoms of heart attack varies in both men and women. But the more number of symptoms you have, the more likely it is that you are having a heart attack.
Cold sweat or clammy skin, vomiting and nausea, light-headedness or sudden dizziness, heart flutter, coughing (especially in women), sleep disturbance, anxiety in women and extreme fatigue are common symptoms of heart attack.
Symptoms of silent heart attack
Yes, a heart attack might not always cause obvious symptoms. Silent heart attack are more in common in women than men.
Silent heart attack may offer warning signs only for a short period of time. These warning signs are also mild in nature. They may cause chest discomfort which constantly comes and goes, discomfort in back, jaw, neck, stomach and arms, cold sweat, light-headedness, nausea and shortness of breath.
Common warning signs of heart attack
1. Chest pain
Pain and discomfort in left-centre or centre of your chest can be a symptom of heart attack. Chest pain in case of heart attack can range from mild to severe. This pain may make you feel heavy pressure, fullness, tightness, squeezing or crushing.
2. Shortness of breath
Heart attack may make you experience trouble in breathing. It may give you the sensation of being winded when you are resting. Even very slight activity could make you feel breathless. Shortness of breath is indeed the second most common symptom of heart attack after chest pain.
3. Discomfort in the upper body
Pain and discomfort in arms, neck, back (especially between your shoulders), or upper part of your stomach – just above your belly button, could be a symptom of heart attack. At times, the pain begins in your chest and may spread to other parts of your upper body.
This World Heart Day, be aware of all symptoms of heart attack in order to take timely action


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Coffee compounds may help fight prostate cancer

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In a first, scientists have identified compounds found in coffee which may inhibit the growth of prostate cancer. The study, published in the journal The Prostate, was carried out on drug-resistant cancer cells in cell culture and in a mouse model. Coffee is a complex mixture of compounds which has been shown to influence human health in both positive and negative ways. There is increasing evidence that drinking certain types of coffee is associated with a reduction in incidence of some cancers, including prostate cancers.
Researchers from Kanazawa University in Japan have studied the effects of two compounds found in coffee, kahweol acetate and cafestol, on prostate cancer cells and in animals, where they were able to inhibit growth in cells which are resistant to common anti-cancer drugs such as Cabazitaxel. The researchers initially tested six compounds, naturally found in coffee, on the proliferation of human prostate cancers cells in a petri-dish. They found that cells treated with kahweol acetate and cafestol grew more slowly than controls. They then tested these compounds on prostate cancer cells which had been transplanted to 16 mice.
Four mice were controls, four were treated with kahweol acetate, four with cafestol, with the remaining mice being treated with a combination of kahweol acetate and cafestol. “We found that kahweol acetate and cafestol inhibited the growth of the cancer cells in mice, but the combination seemed to work synergistically, leading to a significantly slower tumour growth than in untreated mice,” said Hiroaki Iwamoto from Kanazawa University.
“After 11 days, the untreated tumours had grown by around three and a half times the original volume, whereas the tumours in the mice treated with both compounds had grown by around just over one and a half times the original size,” said Iwamoto. This is a pilot study, so this work shows that the use of these compounds is scientifically feasible, but needs further investigation, researchers said. It does not mean that the findings can yet be applied to humans.
“What it does show is that these compounds appear to have an effect on drug resistant cells prostate cancer cells in the right circumstances, and that they too need further investigation,” said Iwamoto. “We are currently considering how we might test these findings in a larger sample, and then in humans,” he said.
Kahweol acetate and cafestol are hydrocarbons, naturally found in Arabica coffee. The coffee-making process has been found to affect whether these compounds remain in coffee after brewing (as with espresso), or whether they are stripped out (as when filtered). “These are promising findings, but they should not make people change their coffee consumption. However, if we can confirm these results, we may have candidates to treat drug-resistant prostate cancer,” said Atsushi Mizokami, professor at Kanazawa University.

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Strength training may reduce fatty liver disease

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Besides being beneficial for heart, strength training can also reduce accumulation of fat in liver and improve blood glucose regulation, says a study on mice. The study, led by a team from the University of Campinas in Brazil, showed strength training can reduce fat stored in liver and improve blood glucose control in obese mice, even without overall loss of body weight.
The findings suggest strength training may be a fast and effective strategy for reducing the risk of fatty liver disease and diabetes in obese people.
“That these improvements in metabolism occurred over a short time even though the overall amount of body fat was unchanged, it suggests strength training can have positive effects on health and directly affect liver’s function and metabolism,” said Pereira de Moura from the varsity.
“It may be a more effective, non-drug and low-cost strategy for improving health,” she said. During the research, published in the Journal of Endocrinology, the team investigated effects of strength-based exercise on liver fat accumulation, blood glucose regulation and markers of inflammation in obese mice.
Obese mice performed strength training over a short time, the equivalent of which in humans would not be enough to change their body fat composition.
After this short-term training, the mice had less fatty livers, reduced levels of inflammatory markers and their blood glucose regulation improved, despite no change in their overall body weight.
These health benefits would be even more effective if accompanied by reduction of body fat, she added. Based on these findings, obese individuals could be directed to increase their activities through strength training, but should always first consult their primary care physician.
More investigation is required in both animals and people to understand how liver metabolism is affected by strength training. Obesity, a growing health epidemic globally, leads to inflammation in liver and impairs its ability to regulate blood glucose. It increases the risk of Type-2 diabetes and its associated complications, including nerve and kidney damage.

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Do Eggs Increase Your Cholesterol Levels? Here’s What You Should Know

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Do you savour cheese omelettes? If so, think again as consuming more eggs and dietary cholesterol may up the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death from any cause, researchers have warned.
The study suggests that egg yolks are one of the richest sources of dietary cholesterol among all commonly consumed foods. One large egg has 186 milligrams of dietary cholesterol in the yolk.
“The take-home message is really about cholesterol, which happens to be high in eggs and specifically yolks,” said co-author Norrina Allen, Associate Professor at the Northwestern University.
“As part of a healthy diet, people need to consume lower amounts of cholesterol. People who consume less cholesterol have a lower risk of heart disease,” Allen added.
For the study, which will be published in the journal JAMA, the team involved 29,615 adults from six prospective cohort studies for up to 31 years of follow up.
They found eating 300 mg of dietary cholesterol per day was associated with 17 per cent higher risk of incident cardiovascular disease and 18 per cent higher risk of all-cause deaths.
The cholesterol was the driving factor independent of saturated fat consumption and other dietary fat, the team said.
Eating three to four eggs per week was associated with 6 per cent higher risk of CVD and 8 per cent higher risk of any cause of death, they added.
The researchers say that eating less than 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol per day was the guideline recommendation before 2015. However, the most recent dietary guidelines omitted a daily limit for dietary cholesterol.
The guidelines also include weekly egg consumption as part of a healthy diet. An adult in the US gets an average of 300 milligrams per day of cholesterol and eats about three or four eggs per week.
Other animal products such as red meat, processed meat and high-fat dairy products (butter or whipped cream) also have high cholesterol content, said lead author Wenze Zhong from the varsity.

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