Heart Health

Saturated fat, regardless of type, linked with increased heart disease risk

Saturated fat, regardless of type, linked with increased heart disease risk

A study published in the British Medical Journal revealed findings that, at first glance, are not that surprising: Saturated fat in the diet is...
Small dietary changes reduce cardiovascular disease risk by more than 25%

Small dietary changes reduce cardiovascular disease risk by more than 25%

Exchanging few commercially regular-consumed food items with improved fat quality can reduce total and LDL cholesterol. A new double-blind randomized controlled trial published in British...
How menopausal hormone therapy affects your heart health

How menopausal hormone therapy affects your heart health

Until recently, it was thought that menopausal hormone therapy could ward off heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer, as well as improve a woman’s quality...
How to prevent or treat high blood pressure

How to treat high blood pressure

About 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure, but many don’t realize it. High blood pressure is sometimes called a “silent...
Too much fat around your belly linked to heart attack

Too much fat around your belly linked to heart attack

A large waist-hip ratio is a more important risk factor for heart attacks than weight, especially for younger to middle-aged women. This is shown in...
Grapes can lower blood pressure and reduce heart damage

Grapes can lower blood pressure and reduce heart damage

Can a grape-enriched diet prevent the downhill sequence of heart failure after years of high blood pressure? A University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study suggests...
How to have a healthy weight to protect your heart

How to have a healthy weight to protect your heart

If you are overweight or obese, taking pounds off can reduce your chances of developing heart disease in several ways. First, losing weight will directly...
Hidden killers Heart attack triggers revealed

Hidden killers: Heart attack triggers revealed

Intense states of high emotion such as grief or anger can trigger a heart attack, says a cardiovascular researcher from University of Sydney. Dr. Buckley’s...

New blood test can predict heart attacks and strokes

A new type of blood test may help physicians identify which patients with and without evidence of coronary blockages are at risk for heart...
5 most popular fitness trackers that can improve your heart health

5 most popular fitness trackers that can help you improve your heart health

Fitness trackers have become a popular way to keep us active and healthy every day. But when it comes to health, heart matters. Your heart...