When you have a chronic health condition or are at increased risk of a chronic disease, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, or celiac disease, it’s natural to focus on foods you should limit or avoid. However, you’ll likely find eating more enjoyable if you shift your attention to substituting
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Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women and men—more than twice the rate of all cancers combined. So, when I, as a primary care doctor, see a 50-year-old menopausal patient, my first thought is: What are we doing to screen her for stroke and heart disease risks? The
New heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines were recently issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology. Based on the evaluation of years of scientific research, the new guidelines outline the best strategies for weight management, optimal cholesterol levels, heart disease risk assessment, and lifestyle measures
Even in 2017, women are still marginalized when it comes to getting screened for heart disease. The 75-year-old woman with fatigue, chest pain, and shortness of breath might be told she needs to lose weight, take antacids, and exercise more, while a man of the same age is more likely
What you put on your plate every day can help protect your arteries from damage, and thus, lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke. Focusing on a diet that contains a wide variety of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, healthy fats like olive oil and nuts, beans and
It is well known that the longer you smoke cigarettes, the greater your risk of heart disease. Now it appears that ongoing, higher-than-normal cholesterol levels have the same effect.
A study conducted at Duke Clinical Research Institute found that 55-year-old adults with moderately elevated levels of non-HDL cholesterol for 11 to
Tea Found to Lower Risk of Heart Attack.
When consumed as part of a heart-healthy diet, tea may slow the progression of coronary artery calcium (CAC) and reduce the risk of heart attack, a study in the American Journal of Medicine (Sept. 15, 2016) has found. The finding is based on
There is no shortage of recommendations for foods you should eat to keep your heart healthy: Olive oil, almonds, oat bran, green tea, tofu, and kombucha are top of the list. But one particular dietary approach has held up to scrutiny over years of research: the Portfolio Eating Plan. Developed
If you’ve experienced diabetes signs and symptoms, your healthcare provider may have told you about short-term risks of poorly controlled diabetes, among them them diabetic emergencies or diabetic shock.
These aren’t the only reasons, however, that you need to keep your diabetes signs and symptoms tightly controlled. (See also our
By Orli R. Etingin, MD, Editor-in-Chief
Most women fear cancer far more than heart disease, when, in fact, their chance of suffering a heart attack or developing a condition such as atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation or heart failure is much higher than their cancer risk. It’s important to understand your own risk