If you’re in relatively good health but you’ve been told to eat better for an improved cardiovascular system, you may wonder just what a good cardiac diet entails. Fortunately, an eating plan that promotes good heart health can be simple and include plenty of foods you enjoy. The key is
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If you want to improve your overall health and reduce your risk of chronic disease, get moving and keep moving. Exercise is the only recommendation I make to every single patient, without exception.
Physical activity benefits cardiovascular health by reducing blood pressure and increasing HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels. Getting regular exercise
7 Things Soda Does to Your Body: Soda, Pop, Cola, or Fizz—Whatever You Call It, It’s Time to Kick the Habit
While the debate rages on about whether or not sodas should be banned in schools and major cities, one thing is for certain: Each individual can make a personal choice to limit or quit drinking sodas altogether. What about you? Are you ready to kick the colas and discover how to
Right Dietary Fats Reduce CVD Risk
Choosing the right types of fat can reduce risk of cardiovascular (CVD) and other chronic diseases, according to research. Findings confirmed it’s the type of fat, not total fat intake that is important in CVD risk. Several studies showed that partial replacement of saturated fat
The folklore. A favorite fall and winter fruit, pears ring in the season, bell-shaped and stunning in hues of red, gold, green, and brown. Enjoyed and coveted for thousands of years, pears were one of the gifts to the gods in Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. The most common varieties
Women With AFib Have Higher Stroke Hospitalization Rates Than Men
Researchers who analyzed data on more than one million patients found that women were 23 percent more likely than men to be hospitalized for stroke, according to findings presented in June 2016 at an international cardiology conference. The data was collected
You’ve no doubt heard that a healthy diet is one of the cornerstones of cardiovascular health. But what exactly does a heart-healthy diet look like?
Most experts recommend the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan or a Mediterranean-style diet, says Martha McKittrick, RD, CDE, a dietitian at New York-Presbyterian/Weill
Tree nut consumption is associated with lower body weight and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, say researchers who published their findings June 28, 2015 in Nutrition Journal. The analyses of data collected from more than 14,000 adults indicated that consuming about 1.5 ounces, or about one-quarter cup, of tree
According to recent data from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES, a large, ongoing program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of Americans), one-third of U.S. adults have metabolic syndrome (MetS). MetS is a cluster of risk factors—high triglycerides (blood fats), reduced HDL (“good”)