Lose weight the CUBAN way: Economic crisis triggered an average weight loss of 11lb and slashed the risk of heart disease and diabetes

Lose weight the CUBAN way: Economic crisis triggered an average weight loss of 11lb and slashed the risk of heart disease and diabetesResearchers studied the effect of food and fuel shortages in early 1990s These sparked a reduction in eating and large increases in physical activityReport showed benefits were seen in a relatively short period of timeBut as soon as the economy started to recover, citizens re-gained weightDeaths from diabetes and heart disease also soared By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 22:54 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:30 GMT, 10 April 2013 A country where economic crisis led to food and fuel shortages saw the average citizen lose 11lb and death rates from heart disease and diabetes fall considerably.

How a bowl of pasta with tomato sauce and salad could cut your risk of having a stroke

How a bowl of pasta with tomato sauce and salad could cut your risk of having a stroke For every seven grams of fibre that a person consumes their risk of a first stroke falls by seven per centFibre reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levelsSources include whole grains, fruit and vegetables .

Playing football could be the best way for men to tackle high blood pressure

Playing football is the best way for middle-aged men to tackle high blood pressure Blood pressure levels dropped twice as much among those who played football for two hours a week compared to those given GP adviceThey also lost 4lbs of body fat on average | UPDATED: 09:18 GMT, 16 October 2012 Good news for those who have fading dreams of being the next David Beckham – a kick-about on the weekend is the best way to tackle hypertension.

Women¿s hearts ¿get twice the benefit from fish oil than mens¿

Women's hearts 'get twice the benefit from fish oil than men's Oils found in salmon, mackerel and tuna improve chances of surviving a repeat heart attackIn tests, women had double the benefit compared with menAt least 39,000 women suffer heart attacks every year | UPDATED: 11:23 GMT, 12 October 2012 Eating oily fish may boost women’s heart health more than men’s, claim researchers.

Being bossed around at work "raises risk of heart attack by 23%"

Being bossed around at work 'raises risk of heart attack by 23%'Workers who feel over-pressured yet powerless are more at danger than those who suffer less stress | UPDATED: 23:48 GMT, 13 September 2012 Being in a stressful job where you are bossed around could raise the risk of a heart attack by a quarter, warn researchers.

Eating egg yolks is as "bad as smoking" in speeding up coronary artery disease

Eating egg yolks is as 'bad as smoking' in speeding up coronary heart diseaseEgg yolks were found to contribute to the build up of plaques in the arteries | UPDATED: 16:54 GMT, 14 August 2012 Regularly eating egg yolks is about two-thirds as bad as smoking when it comes to the build up of plaques in arteries Scientists have unscrambled the truth about eggs – eating the yolk is almost as bad as smoking in those at risk of heart disease.

How broken heart syndrome PROTECTS the grief-stricken from dying

How broken heart syndrome PROTECTS the grief-stricken from dying Around two per cent of people thought to have had a heart attack are diagnosed with the syndromeIt gives the heart a 'balloon-like' appearance but symptoms go after two weeks PUBLISHED: 13:10 GMT, 27 June 2012 | UPDATED: 13:13 GMT, 27 June 2012 People who suffer from intense grief after the death of a loved one are often said to be at risk of dying from a broken heart after developing symptoms of cardiac arrest.

No good for your heart: Good cholesterol doesn"t lower cardiac arrest risk

'Good' cholesterol is not so great for you as study finds it doesn't lower heart attack risk | UPDATED: 15:50 GMT, 17 May 2012 Have a balanced meal to cut down on bad cholesterol We all know lowering 'bad cholesterol' – known as Low-Density Lipoprotein or LDL – helps the heart.

Stress levels and smoking: Why your dad"s bad habits may have wrecked your genes

Stress levels and smoking: Why your dad's bad habits may have wrecked your genes | UPDATED: 01:40 GMT, 1 May 2012 For years, scientists and doctors have blamed illnesses on our parents, showing how conditions such as blindness and deafness can be passed down genetically, and bad lifestyle habits can put babies at risk of heart defects.