Healthy Heart

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An US-based study recently concluded that a daily dose of watermelon could help one stay protected against heart related diseases. Watermelon's ability to keep the increasing levels of cholesterol as well as growing weight in check is the primary reason for this association.

High fat-based food diet results in accumalation of low-density lipoprotien (LDL) in the body. This accumalation is the primary reason for artilery clogging which in turn exposes the risk of heart diseases.

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The research presented during the 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress suggests that influenza or flu vaccination not only protects from flu but also could decrease heart related diseases. Dr. Jacob A Udell, MD, a clinical investigator at Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, Canada and his colleagues through their study discovered that flu shot reduces the risk of heart attacks by 50% and cardiac deaths by 40%. Common flu is a viral disease which attacks people seasonally.

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Most of the doctors and fitness experts consider brisk walking and jogging are the best forms of cardiovascular or aerobic exercises. These are commonly suggested to the people as it does not require any special equipment, can be performed anywhere and costs almost nothing.

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In this modern world stress has become part and parcel of our daily life .Stress is experienced by the people of all age groups. It affects both mind and body together. Daily hassles, work overload, illness and relationships are some of the major causes of stress. In the present society job strain has become unavoidable stress. People who work long hours, do not get sufficient sleep and exercise due to lack of time are subjected to stress very often.

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A chat with Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty (Heart Specialist), Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore was arranged by WIPRO for its employees. The transcript of the chat is given below. Useful for everyone.