Every five years, your Uncle Sam rounds up the latest scientific evidence about nutrition and serves up advice about what to eat and drink for better health. The resulting Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA)—whose eighth edition was released in January—provides basic guidance to the American public about healthy eating patterns
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Coronary Artery Disease Associated With Macular Degeneration
A new study has found an independent association between the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) and presence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision impairment and blindness in adults. Researchers examined 1,680 patients with CAD, who came to a hospital
For many years, one of the cornerstones of heart-healthy dietary advice was to avoid high-cholesterol foods. It seemed logical: Too much cholesterol in the bloodstream can clog the arteries with dangerous plaque. High cholesterol is linked to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and peripheral artery disease.
But it seems the
If the headlines about cholesterol have left you a little bewildered, it’s understandable.
First, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology changed long-standing guidelines for treating high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in 2013. They advised against continued use of specific LDL target
Is it ever a good idea to eat high cholesterol foods? Despite the cholesterol in eggs, recent research is causing many doctors to put eggs back on their breakfast plates.