Healthy Heart

Resistant Hypertension? Maybe Its the Doctors Office

So-called white-coat hypertension, where blood-pressure readings are higher in the doctors office than elsewhere, may be responsible for more than a third of cases classified as resistant hypertension

Dietary Fiber Has Benefits Beyond Regularity

If youre among the estimated 80% of Americans who dont get the recommended daily amount of dietary fiber, youre missing out on an array of health benefits-many of which arent directly connected to fibers well-known boost to regularity.

Dont Jump to Conclusions on Multivitamin Heart-Attack Protection

I f you saw the headlines about a recent study-Multivitamins Shield from Heart Attack, Multivitamins Keep Heart Attack at Bay-you may be tempted to join the estimated 75 million Americans who take a daily multivitamin. But not so fast. Even the lead researcher on the new study, Susanne Rautiainen, MSc, of Swedens Karolinska Institute, cautions, The question of whether multivitamins are good for you still remains.

Extra Vitamin E Found Safe Yet Ineffective; Debate Goes On

The good news from a new pooled analysis of 57 studies is that, despite some red flags from previous research, vitamin E supplements are safe and dont increase the risk of death. But neither do the once-highly touted supplements help you live longer, the review reports, despite hopes their antioxidant effects might fight chronic disease. Calling their meta-analysis the largest and most inclusive to date, scientists concluded in Current Aging Science that vitamin E supplementation cannot be endorsed as a means of reducing mortality

How Much Omega-3s Does Your Heart Need?

You already know that the omega-3 fats found in fish (DHA and EPA) are good for your heart-but how much do you need to see a benefit? A new review of eight previous studies says a daily intake of 250 mg of omega-3s seems to be the threshold

Saw Palmetto Ineffective for Enlarged Prostate

Saw palmetto has flunked again in a trial of claims that it can reduce symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)-even at levels three times

7 Keys Against Heart Disease

People who met more of seven recommended cardiovascular health factors were less likely to die of all causes and

Eating Right May Prevent More Heart Trouble

Even patients whove already had a heart attack or who are on medications can benefit from a healthy diet, according to a new study.

How to Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes

…and how to make them stick. The secret? Understanding your habits and the dual drivers of your behavior.

News About Soft Drinks

Quenching your thirst for answers about sodas and your health. Soft-drink lovers who thought they were doing something good for their health got a jolt-not the highly caffeinated soda kind-earlier this year when a report linked diet sodas to greater risk of stroke and heart attack. The surprising findings captured headlines and blared over the nightly news: In a study of 2,564 people