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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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 Alternative sweeteners have become a hot commodity as research continues to link sugar intake with obesity, diabetes, heart disease and liver disease. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "Doctor drops UCSF post for a career in dates," 20 June 2018 The red produce in this dish, such as tomatoes and bell peppers, contains lycopene, a power antioxidant linked to helping reduce risks of heart disease and some cancers. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Chicken with Stewed Peppers and Tomatoes," 8 Jan. 2019 These phytonutrients protect against oxidative stress and chronic inflammation, thereby boosting immunity and helping reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Fact: Cabbage Packs the Same Nutritional Benefits as Kale," 7 Jan. 2019 Research shows that people with LDL of 100 or lower have lower rates of heart disease and stroke, according to the AHA. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "New Guidelines for Treating High Cholesterol Take a Personal Approach," 10 Nov. 2018 Research has previously indicated that drinking small amounts each day could potentially risk the reduce of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Elly Belle, Teen Vogue, "Alcohol Does Not Have Health Benefits," 24 Aug. 2018 Image Being married may reduce the risk of heart disease and cardiovascular death, a review of studies has found. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Marriage May Be Good for Your Heart," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of heart disease

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heart disease was in 1830

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Medical Definition of heart disease

: an abnormal organic condition of the heart or of the heart and circulation

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