Pregnancy may lower risk of heart attack
Fertility and Sterility , shows that gestation may indeed have a protective effect on the heart - a benefit that may be seen in the long term. The researchers from the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
in the United States followed 1,300 women over two decades to reach the results of the study. The research evaluated, in addition to the propensity of each participant for heart disease, the reproductive history of each patient, including the number of pregnancies that lasted at least three months, the number of deliveries, the history of the menopause and the hormonal therapy. The conclusions of the study were that the women who had four or more births showed, during the 20 years of the research, significantly less likely to have heart disease or stroke than those who never became pregnant, even considering other risk factors.
The reason for this physiological unfolding is not yet clear. According to the researchers, the answer may be related to prolonged exposure to high levels of estrogen and other hormones during gestation, possible protectors of the heart. Or the fact that the participants had adequate medical treatment during pregnancy.
Take care of your heart
Healthy habits are the key to keeping your heart healthy. Avoiding anxiety is very important because it increases the release of cortisol in the body, which accentuates the concentration of glucose in the blood, triggering problems like diabetes, high triglycerides and uncontrolled cholesterol. There is also greater release of circulating free radicals, which aggravate heart problems when they interact with excess cholesterol in the body through the formation of plaques that adhere to the walls of blood vessels. In addition, diet directly influences the cardiovascular system. Therefore, it is important to carefully choose each product to be consumed. Canola oil and olive oil, for example, have monounsaturated fats, which help reduce LDL, bad cholesterol, and therefore are preferable to other types of oil.
Wine, if ingested sparingly , also acts in the control of cholesterol. Small doses of resveratrol, a type of antioxidant substance in grapes, especially inks, protect the heart against aging and reduce levels of bad cholesterol, LDL.
Red meat, because it has a high amount of cholesterol, can be part of the menu in moderation. "By controlling the intake of other food sources of cholesterol, it is possible to ingest red meat up to three times a week," says nutritionist Roberta Stella. Vegetable proteins, on the other hand, help control blood pressure.
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