By: Joe Graedon April 27, 2017 10 Comments
    Should a Flip Flop on Saturated Fat Freak You Ou…

    We've been told for decades that saturated fat clogs coronary arteries. Butter, cheese and ice cream are supposed to be the enemies of a heart-healthy diet. But three cardiologists challenge the conve…

    By: Joe Graedon March 7, 2016 12 Comments
    Eggs are Exonerated in Finnish Heart Study

    For more than five decades Americans have been told that cholesterol causes heart disease. That's why nutrition experts, cardiologists and family practice physicians advised their patients to limit eg…

    By: Joe Graedon February 23, 2015 21 Comments
    Are Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Salt Really D…

    Doctors today pride themselves on practicing "evidence-based medicine." That means using the best scientific data derived from research to make recommendations for policy and treatment. When it comes …

    By: Joe Graedon November 3, 2014 15 Comments
    EDTA Chelation Effectiveness Challenges Doubting…

    Q. How effective is chelation for reducing carotid plaque? A. Chelation (pronounced key-lay-shen) is a way of removing toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic, iron, uranium or cadmium. The …

    By: Joe Graedon September 9, 2013 15 Comments
    Speeding To Surgery with Stents Doesn’t Im…

    This story has almost disappeared without a trace. That's because it defies conventional wisdom. Doctors do not know what to do when data do not support strongly held beliefs. The New England Journal …

    By: Joe Graedon April 4, 2013 21 Comments
    Heart Warnings: Baldness And Earlobe Creases

    When you think about checking for heart disease what probably comes to mind are expensive exams such as stress tests on a treadmill while hooked up to a high-tech electrocardiogram, cardiac catheteriz…

    By: Joe Graedon November 22, 2012 0 Comments
    Low Vitamin D Increases Risk of Atherosclerosis …

    People with type 2 diabetes are at higher risk for atherosclerosis. A new study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry shows that low levels of vitamin D may contribute to this problem. The …

    By: Joe Graedon November 19, 2012 27 Comments
    Mirror Test May Spot Heart Disease

    Diagnosing heart disease is expensive and can be risky, but there may be a low-tech test as close as your bathroom mirror. Although this 10-second free self-exam has been known for almost 40 years, it…

    By: Terry Graedon August 23, 2012 0 Comments
    Calcium in Arteries Is Telltale Risk Factor

    For years, doctors have been devising ways to predict who is most likely to develop heart disease. This allows them to treat patients at the highest risk more aggressively. One accepted way of assessi…

    By: Terry Graedon January 23, 2012 41 Comments
    Can Lecithin Keep Arteries Clean?

    Lecithin was discovered over 100 years ago. It is a major constituent¬†of egg yolks. The active ingredient in this natural substance¬†is phosphatidylcholine. Some readers have reported that this compo…

    By: Terry Graedon May 19, 2011 1 Comments
    Cardiac Rehab Saves Lives

    A heart attack can be a wake-up call for people with coronary artery disease. They are frequently encouraged to participate in a program of cardiac rehabilitation that entails exercise, diet and couns…

    By: Terry Graedon June 2, 2010 17 Comments
    Diet to Fight Heart Disease

    Q. I'd like to know what's good to eat to help lower triglycerides, cholesterol and LDL. My husband has four coronary arteries blocked and will have surgery next week. I need to know what I can cook t…

    By: Joe Graedon December 7, 2007 44 Comments
    Non-Statin Solutions For Cholesterol

    Q. I have been battling statin side effects for years. My doctor has prescribed Lipitor, Crestor, Pravachol, Lescol and Zocor, but I cannot tolerate any of them because of muscle pain and weakness. It…

    By: Joe Graedon September 8, 2003 0 Comments
    Heart Failure Is A Confusing Killer

    Five million Americans suffer from a potentially life-threatening condition. It has claimed the lives of Henry Fonda, Ella Fitzgerald, Wilt Chamberlain, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Even though half a m…