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Tag: cardiovascular disease
Q. I’ve heard that daily aspirin is advised to help prevent a second heart attack, but my doctor said it’s not recommended anymore to help prevent a first heart attack. Can you explain?
A. Aspirin remains an integral part of heart attack and stroke prevention. It interferes with blood clotting, which
You know a heart-healthy diet includes plenty of fruits and vegetables, but that leaves a lot of options to choose from in your store’s produce section. A recent study in BMJ actually identifies the types of flavonoids and their dietary sources that are best for preventing weight gain over time.
Q. My best friend and I are having an argument we hope you can solve. I say that being pear-shaped is healthier than being apple-shaped. She says extra fat is bad, period. Who’s right?
A. This is not a simple question. Fat is not harmless. It causes inflammation, which can trigger
We’ve heard that the saturated fat and cholesterol found in red meat, egg yolks and full-fat dairy products can lead to clogged arteries. But there appears to be an additional danger in how bacteria in our digestive system process these foods.
A team of Cleveland Clinic researchers found that a
Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of women in this country, with 400,000 succumbing to heart attack, heart failure or stroke every year. Yet the high prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease indicates the threat is not being taken seriously.
If you are not concerned about your heart health, listen
STUDY: NO COGNITIVE BENEFITS FROM OMEGA-3 SUPPLEMENTS
Although many studies have linked dietary consumption of omega-3s with better brain health, a five-year clinical trial involving 4,000 older adults has found no association between taking omega-3 fatty acid supplement s and a reduction in the rate of cognitive decline. The study was
Q. My son and I have high cholesterol. Should my 10-year-old grandson have his cholesterol levels measured?
A. There is little disagreement that adults should undergo cholesterol screening. The question of if and when to screen children has been more contentious. Why consider screening at an early age? The U.S. Department
The American College of Cardiology’s Sports and Exercise Cardiology Leadership Council is calling on adults to exercise more, saying the cardiovascular risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle are profound. Rather than worry about the risk of injury from too much exercise, Americans should do a better job of being more