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Air Pollution Bad News for Your Blood Pressure

THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In yet another finding that shows air pollution is bad for more than just your lungs, a new study suggests long-term exposure could raise your risk of high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome includes a number of health conditions that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

In this study, res...

Few Americans Have Optimal 'Metabolic Health'

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Only about one in eight American adults has what is known as good metabolic health, a new study finds.

This is an "alarmingly low" rate, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Good metabolic health means having ideal measures of five factors without taking medications: blood sugar; triglycerides...

AHA: Hypertension Plus Prediabetes a Dangerous Duo for the Heart

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- High blood pressure and prediabetes together may do more harm to the body than either one alone.

The first study of its type looking into the association between slightly elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure found that prediabetes didn't increase cardiovascular risk by itself. But when researchers looked at pred...

Low Sperm Count May Signal Serious Health Risks for Men

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A low sperm count may do more than affect a man's ability to have children. It also may be linked to a number of health problems, new research suggests.

A study of nearly 5,200 Italian men found that those with low sperm counts were 1.2 times more likely to have more body fat, higher blood pressure, higher bad cholesterol and triglycerides, a...

Sugary Drinks Could Break Your Heart

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a fan of sodas, fruit juices and sugary sports drinks, you're probably not doing your heart any favors.

A new review suggests that regularly quenching your thirst with sugar-sweetened beverages not only contributes to your risk of gaining weight, it also ups your chances of developing type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, a clust...

Recession Took Toll on Health of Rural Young Blacks

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Great Recession of 2007-2009 may have hit black American teens in poor rural communities particularly hard, a new study suggests.

What the researchers discovered was that these young people now appear to be at increased risk for heart disease and diabetes.

The recession was the largest in the United States since the Great De...