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Lower Cholesterol Naturally with B Vitamins

Lower Cholesterol Naturally with B Vitamins

B vitamins are often referred to as the “energy vitamins” because they help your body’s natural process of obtaining energy from the food you eat. When consumed, they literally provide your body with a “boost” of energy.

Cardiac Diet: The Road to Wellness Starts Here

Cardiac Diet: The Road to Wellness Starts Here

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

IncomPEARable Pears!

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

Frontline: Women With AFib; Menopause; Diabetes

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

Your Diet is Key to Optimum Heart Health

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

This Just In: Tree Nuts Linked to Lower Weight, Better Health

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

Metabolic Syndrome: What You Need to Know

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”)

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