If you focus on vegetables, fruits and whole grains and avoid processed foods, you're on a good diet to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease.
Have you postponed medical care during the pandemic? A Kaiser survey suggests that 48% have. If you experience chest pain, get to the ER immediately!
Adopting a healthy eating pattern over the years reduces your chance of a heart attack or stroke by about 20 percent.
A gold-standard randomized controlled trial of diet found it is very difficult to change your microbiota long-term.
Drug Side Effects
People who take aspirin are less likely to have blood clots that cause heart attacks or strokes. On the other hand, they are more prone to severe bleeding.
Drug Side Effects
Most people have had their LDL cholesterol measured. Have you ever had your Lp(a) tested? Did you know that statins may actually raise this key risk factor?
Learn how COVID-19 affects your heart and what you should do to keep your heart as healthy as possible during the pandemic and afterwards.
Studies show that coffee drinkers are less likely to die of heart disease, unless they drink a lot of boiled coffee. Unfiltered coffee is bad for you.
A study of American adults shows that people who manage a step count of at least 8,000 a day have a lower chance of dying in the next decade.
Coronary Artery Disease
An enormous study of health care professionals finds that tofu but not most other common soy products protect the heart. Premenopausal women benefit most.
Tens of millions died during the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. Did aspirin contribute to the death spike that year? Is aspirin a miracle or a menace?
Another study–one with 5.5 million person-years of data–shows that eating an egg a day won't increase your chance of a heart attack.
British data suggest that fish oil reduces your risk of heart disease modestly. These supplements have other health benefits as well.
Scientists have found that cooking with olive oil reduces its polyphenol content. There is still plenty to spare, though, making olive oil heart-healthy.
If you have been told to restrict the number of eggs you eat, you may want to check again. A large study shows it is safe to consume an egg a day.
Is fish oil helpful or useless? Does eating red meat make any difference for heart health? Can you keep up with changing nutritional guidelines?
Australian scientists have found two inexpensive drugs can lower the risk of heart problems early in bereavement, although nothing eases the pain of grief.
A number of studies lead to the conclusion that cocoa flavanols improve health. But that doesn't make chocolate bars health food.
An analysis of six studies suggests that if you eat red meat you may run a higher risk of heart problems, However, the additional risk is small.
There are health benefits of coffee and chocolate as well as tea. You don't have to feel guilty about your beverage!