heart disease

According to an analysis presented at the American Heart Association’s 2017 Scientific Sessions, eating a diet lacking in healthy foods or high in unhealthy foods was linked to more than 400,000 deaths from heart disease in 2015. The authors of this analysis believe that half the heart disease deaths in the US could be prevented … Read More

Evidence is showing that beginning in 2011, our past inroads in preventing heart disease have slowed down. Experts speculate this is due to our increasing obesity epidemic (71% of US adults are overweight) and the alarming increase in cases of type 2 diabetes (21 million US adults have diabetes). Here are 12 things you can … Read More

In a very recent study from Sweden, the researchers found that the most effective way to reduce the number of deaths from heart disease was to target healthy people. Efforts to reduce the number of people who smoked, to help people lower their cholesterol and blood pressure cut down significantly on those who died of heart … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it comes to lowering your risk of heart disease. Eat moderate amounts of fat. Avoid trans fat. Eat more whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Eat less sugar and refined carbs. For more information about protecting your heart, check out one of our latest books, The Fat and Cholesterol Counter. … Read More

The energy drink market is exploding with sales of $12.5 billion annually. Men, Hispanics and those with children in the household are the largest users. The majority of this group is made up of young to middle-aged adults who are entering the age where risk factors for heart disease are starting to appear. Yet, few … Read More

People with stressful jobs who also lead an unhealthy life – smoking, not exercising and drinking alcohol regularly – have a greater risk for heart disease. You may not be able to change your level of stress but you can change the way you live. Healthy habits can reduce the risk of heart disease by … Read More

A very large study done in France showed that those who drank tea daily reduced their risk for heart disease by 24% compared against those who regularly drank coffee. Tea is rich in antioxidants which may offer protection against heart disease. The study from France showed that other lifestyle choices were important, too. Those who drank … Read More

Prior to 2008 we saw a steady decline in LDL-cholesterol, the form that puts you at greatest risk for heart disease. The 13% decline translated into an 8% to 21% reduction in yearly deaths from heart disease. This was great news from a public health perspective. But it all stalled in 2008. From that point … Read More

Go baked or broiled to protect your heart – Eating fish regularly protects your heart. Baked or broiled choices are more heart healthy than fried, salted or dried. … Read More

Researchers looked at over 38,000 people, 18 to 80 years old, who either ran or walked regularly and found that both groups reduced their risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease. Regardless of whether you choose to walk or run, if you do it regularly you are investing in your future … Read More