Obese people are more likely to lose their memory and thinking skills quicker than those who are slim and healthy in weight, according to researchers.
Annually up to 200,000 people die of heart disease and stroke in the UK alone but if everyone over the age of 50 would take the polypill that number could be more than halved, according to scientists.
Elderly persons are being denied cholesterol lowering drugs, statins, by general practitioner (GP) that could have averted strokes and heart attack, experts say.
There is a correlation between physical activity, depression and metabolic syndrome.
Elderly people who regularly performed Tai Chi, the traditional Chinese mind-body exercise now enjoyed worldwide were less likely to suffer high blood pressure and were physically stronger.
Among the favorite salty foods that Americans indulge in are cheeseburgers, pizza, bread, deli meat and potato chips, according to US health officials.
Mothers who breastfeed their babies for at least six months have lower blood pressure and they are less likely to develop hypertension later in life, according to a study.
Stiffer arteries and the inability of blood vessels to relax even to healthy people is linked to lack of vitamin D, according to the Emory-Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute.
Vegetarians have experienced a much lower risk of metabolic syndrome than non-vegetarians, according to researchers at Loma Linda University in California.
A new study suggests that physical activity may help reduce the hypertension of people who are fond of high sodium diet.