Although seeds may be small in size, they are big in nutrition. Many varieties of seeds contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a type of omega-3 fatty acid. Research has shown that ALA can help protect blood vessels from inflammatory damage and lower the risk of atherosclerosis (narrowing and hardening of the
One of our cover stories this month emphasizes how important it is to get evaluated and treated as soon as possible if you think you may be suffering a heart attack or stroke. It’s equally important to address the risk factors that make you vulnerable to these potentially fatal events.
You may take a statin to help improve your cholesterol profile, but research suggests that there may be additional benefits, as well as some potential risks, to go along with these widely prescribed medications.
Statins work by inhibiting an enzyme that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. The
A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society has found that thiazide diuretics’ side effects are more common than previously thought and urges doctors to use greater caution when prescribing.
The realization that conventional hormone replacement therapy increased cancer and heart disease risk was a devastating blow to millions of women who were desperately seeking relief from hot flashes, brittle bones, and weight gain. Fortunately, today there’s another option that is quite effective and much safer.
The heart muscle thrives on a continuous supply of oxygen-rich blood from arteries on its surface, called coronary arteries. When cholesterol builds up in the arteries, blood flow slows down, and the result can be chest pain, or angina.
The accumulated cholesterol in the arterial walls are called plaques. These plaques
Lack of sleep is only the beginning; the effects of working night shift include everything from obesity to a higher risk of heart disease.
Almonds can be an essential piece of a well-rounded, healthy diet. These healthy tree nuts help to lower cholesterol, reduce your appetite, keep your gut healthy, and more.
The world’s love affair with chocolate has only grown over the years. We love it drizzled on ice cream, mixed with warm milk for a delicious beverage, or combined with nuts and caramel for a tempting treat. Chocolate remains one of our favorite indulgences; Americans eat around $18.27 billion worth