After reviewing hundreds of studies, a panel of experts recently recommended to the American Heart Association that depression be added to the list of risk factors linked to heart disease. This list includes high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar levels, obesity, diabetes, and smoking. The recommendation was
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Vegetables have always had a reputation for being healthy, and research continues to support that a vegetable-rich diet is a winning approach to optimal health and disease protection. The edible roots, leaves, stems, buds, flowers, and flesh from plants fall under the broad category of vegetables. According to botanical classifications,
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
Beans and grains have sustained cultures around the world for centuries. The pairing of the two began out of necessity, due to shortages of animal protein and abundant plant foods during the earliest days of agriculture, but has long since become a sustained marriage that has shaped culinary tradition, from
If you have been hospitalized with heart failure, were you referred to cardiac rehabilitation at discharge?
Chances are, you weren’t. A study of more than 105,000 heart-failure patients at 338 sites participating in the Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure program found that only one-tenth of eligible patients were actually prescribed cardiac
Ask the Doctor: Benefits of tai chi
Q. I know that tai chi, the traditional Chinese exercise form, can improve heart health, balance, and flexibility, but recently I heard that it also positively affects the brain. Is this true?
A. Yes, research suggests that tai chi—an ancient martial art that requires
Ankle Brachial Test May Help to Identify Mild Cognitive Impairment
People with an abnormal ankle brachial index (ABI) score were more likely to have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a recent study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. ABI is a test to check for peripheral arterial disease, or PAD.
Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation and may have other benefits, such as reducing triglycerides in the blood. This type of fat is so healthful that nutrition experts recommend eating at least two servings (about 8 ounces) of omega-3-rich seafood, such as salmon, every week. But research from the U.S.