heart disease

In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, elderly women who ate more vegetables showed less carotid artery wall thickness. This type of thickening of the vessel walls is the underlying cause for heart disease and stroke. Cruciferous vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts offered the most protection. … Read More

As the world’s population gets heavier there is concern about the burden this will have on health care costs as well as the wellbeing and the quality of life for those who weigh too much. Some research results have suggested a heavy but healthy scenario known as the obesity paradox. This idea suggests that it … Read More

Everyone knows yogurt is good for you – rich in calcium and live cultures (probiotics) that keep your immune system in top condition, but now a new study suggests the more yogurt eaten the lower your risk for heart disease.  A study in the American Journal of Hypertension looked at over 55,000 women (30 to … Read More

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