Ideal Exercise Details Finally Revealed

The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans detail the types and amounts of physical activity needed for maintenance of good health. A new paper has broken them down into what we all need to know about exercise:

— Adults should do at least 150 minutes a week of moderate- intensity exercise, 75 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise, or a combination of both. For greater health benefits, increase levels to Continue reading

Risk of Heart Disease Increased by Use of Antidepressants

Depression is a known side effect of cholesterol- lowering statin drugs. Last year, we reported on two separate studies, which both suggested that statin drugs might affect intelligence, cause depression and even raise the risk of suicide. Now researchers are speculating that antidepressants may act synergistically with depressive symptoms to increase the risk of heart disease.

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Previously, we told you how certain antidepressants (called tricyclic antidepressants) are linked to a 35 per cent increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).  Continue reading