Healthy Heart

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DASH Diet Plus Sodium Reduction Best for Protecting the Heart

The heart can show signs of damage before a heart attack or other heart problem occurs. Scientists can measure things like inflammation, cardiac injury,...
Help keep your heart healthy by taking care of your mental and emotional health.

Your Heart Health is Tied to Psychological Well-Being

The American Heart Association has released a scientific statement addressing how psychological health can contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Their analysis of science to...
Protein source matters. Avoid high-sodium, high-calorie, low-nutrient choices, and shift some protein intake from processed meats and red meat to seafood, poultry, legumes, and nuts and seeds.

Ultraprocessed Food Intake Associated with Cardiovascular Health

The more ultraprocessed foods (UPFs) we consume, the worse our cardiovascular health is likely to be, a new study suggests. UPFs are mixtures of...
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Blood metabolites could predict your risk for cardiovascular disease

It turns out the old saying is true: you are what you eat. Foods we consume are digested and absorbed, and then broken down...

Protect your Heart by Eating to Decrease Inflammation

The articles on page one and four of this issue encourage you to follow a healthy dietary pattern to protect your cardiovascular health. A...
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Identifying (and Avoiding) a Heart Attack

Someone has a heart attack in the United States every 40 seconds. Blood flow to a section of the heart becomes blocked and, starved...

Diet Swaps for Lowering Your Blood Pressure

If you have high blood pressure (or would like to avoid it) you probably already know you should be limiting your intake of foods...
Selection of healthy fat sources.

Swaps for Heart and Brain Health

Simple swaps—like choosing foods with unsaturated fats to replace those with saturated, unprocessed or reduced sodium foods over typical high-sodium processed products, fruits instead...

Higher Fruit and Vegetable Intake May Directly Protect the Heart

A study published recently in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that diets rich in fruits and vegetables are associated with decreased signs of...

Cardiovascular Health Linked to Transition from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia

A clinical study published in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience investigated risk factors in the transition from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to dementia. Seventy-six...