heart disease


Definition of heart disease

: an abnormal condition of the heart or of the heart and circulation (such as coronary heart disease, arrhythmia, or heart-valve defect)

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Since America's diet has shifted from high fat to low fat, diabetes and heart disease has become an epidemic. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Most Common Arguments for the Keto Diet, Debunked," 28 Aug. 2018 A hundred years ago, there was very little obesity, diabetes, or heart disease. Sandy Bauers, Philly.com, "Good fats, bad fats, and why the ketogenic diet matters," 13 July 2018 The talented actress is spreading awareness about the connection between Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Rebecca Dolgin, Woman's Day, "What You Don't Know About Heart Disease," 2 July 2018 There is some evidence that coffee can help people recover from colon cancer, lower diabetes risk and reduce the inflammation associated with diabetes and heart disease. NBC News, "Coffee is good for you, more science shows," 2 July 2018 These populations include children younger than 5, pregnant women, people age 65 and older and people with long-term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease, as well as those with weakened immune systems. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana resident catches rare form of flu following exposure to pigs at a county fair," 1 July 2018 Despite the controversy around java and acrylamide — and coffee and cancer in general — research has shown that drinking coffee may reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Time, "California Coffee Shops Will Warn Customers About This Possibly Cancer-Causing Chemical. Here's What to Know About It," 30 Mar. 2018 Address brain health using lifestyle modification and medication, and treat any underlying diseases, like diabetes or heart disease. Linda Marsa, Discover Magazine, "A New Treatment for Alzheimer's? It Starts With Lifestyle," 16 Nov. 2018 Frank, who was found unresponsive in her truck in Woodland Hills, had pre-existing health conditions including obesity and heart disease. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "US Postal worker died of overheating while delivering mail on scorching hot day, coroner says," 25 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of heart disease

1830, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of heart disease

: an abnormal condition of the heart or of the heart and circulation (as coronary heart disease, arrhythmia, or heart-valve defect)

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