Healthy Heart

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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...
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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...

Coconut Oil Raises LDL-Cholesterol; is Not a Healthy Choice

A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials recently published in the journal Circulation concluded that coconut oil consumption results in significantly higher LDL...

It’s Never too Late for Women to Lower Stroke Risk

An analysis of data published recently in the journal Stroke found that certain lifestyle changes, even later in life, were associated with lower risk...
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Eating Fish Associated with Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk than Meat and Poultry

A new analysis found that intake of fish was associated with lower rates of incident disease and mortality than intake of meat or poultry....