Older Americans need more motivation to exercise regularly, say a series of studies published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
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This may come as a shock to people who consider nuts to be too high in fat to be healthful food choices.
Changes are coming that may help consumers cut back on trans fat. More detailed information on food labels may help us make wiser health choices.
Intensive treatment of cardiovascular risk factors is vital for people with diabetes, according to a series of reports from the American Heart Association.
Lifestyle choices, including eating a healthy diet and regular physical activity, are important for maintaining a healthy heart. For people with diabetes, these lifestyle choices are even more important.
Trans fatty acids, commonly referred to as trans fats, are formed when vegetable oils are hydrogenated to harden and stabilize them. They have been associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Researchers are now investigating other possible adverse effects.
Your blood cholesterol level has a lot to do with your chances of getting heart disease. High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. In fact, the higher your blood cholesterol level, the greater your risk for developing heart disease or having a heart attack.
Recent studies have shown that cholesterol lowering in people without heart disease greatly reduces their risk for developing CHD, including heart attacks and CHD-related death. This is true for those with high cholesterol levels and for those with average cholesterol levels.
Your blood cholesterol level is affected not only by what you eat but also by how quickly your body makes LDL cholesterol and disposes of it. In fact, your body makes all the cholesterol it needs, and it is not necessary to take in any additional cholesterol from the foods you eat.
Diabetic patients with chest pain who have more than one other common risk factor for heart attack should be considered for direct admission for a complete cardiac work-up, bypassing a period of Chest Pain Unit (CPU) observation, according to a new analysis by Duke University Medical Center researchers.
Heart protective benefits of red wine remain uncertain; Physicians urged to rely on proven ways to lower risk
Top medical authorities are cautioning the nation’s health care professionals to downplay the popular but unproven supposition that drinking red wine can help ward off heart attacks.
The latest report from the NIH-sponsored EDIC study demonstrates that high blood glucose levels play a role in the development of atherosclerosis, putting people with diabetes at increased risk for heart disease and stroke.
From the onset of stroke symptoms, time is precious. Getting emergency help within three hours can mean the difference between severe brain damage and full or partial recovery.
Stroke incidence is increasing slightly, but new therapies hold promise for reducing stroke’s devastating damage.
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