Tag: preventing cardiovascular disease

No Heart Benefit Seen for Women Taking Multivitamins

Multivitamin supplements are no substitute for a nutritious diet in preventing cardiovascular disease, according to a large new study of multivitamin use in women. Despite the widespread use of multivitamin supplements, few studies have investigated whether they reduce the risk of major chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease. In 2012, results from

Newsbriefs: Omega-3s; Fiber; Oats

Omega-3s decrease risk of heart disease.
Increasing your consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, found in seafood and fish oil, flaxseed, vegetable oils, and some nuts, will decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to a recent study by Penn State nutritionists. Omega-3 fatty acids derived from seafood contain heart-healthy eicosapentaenoic

New Drug Protects the Heart from Diabetes Damage

If you have type 2 diabetes (T2D), you are highly vulnerable to death from heart attack or stroke. Lowering this risk can be challenging if you have any additional risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or obesity. These will keep your risk elevated, even

New Cholesterol-lowering Drugs Help Those Intolerant to Statins

Two new cholesterol-lowering drugs may do more than provide alternatives for people who have serious side effects from statins. PCSK9 inhibitors may also help bring back specific targets in cholesterol treatment guidelines.

When the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association developed new cholesterol guidelines with the National Heart,

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