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5. Make Half Your Grains Whole

Fiber for Your Heart
You can obtain much of the dietary fiber you need by eating grains. Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults provides examples of choices that are high in fiber, such as whole and fortified grains and 100% whole-wheat bread. Fiber from grains is known as “cereal fiber,” a term

Angina Attack Symptoms: What They Mean

Angina Attack Symptoms: What They Mean

You’re climbing a flight of stairs and suddenly you feel pressure in your chest. It might feel a little like heartburn, but you know it’s more serious. What causes chest pain like that? Are you having a heart attack? Or is it an angina attack, your first indication that you

Memory Maximizers: Cholesterol & AD Risk; Middle-Age Fitness & Dementia

Watch Your Cholesterol to Lower Alzheimer’s Risk
New findings concerning cholesterol’s effects on the brain underscore the importance of controlling cholesterol levels to remain cognitively healthy. A study published Dec. 30, 2013 in JAMA Neurology suggests that having high levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol and low levels of “good” HDL cholesterol

Is Grapefruit Safe to Eat with Statins?

If you take a statin to help lower your cholesterol, you may have heard that you should avoid grapefruit.
“Patients often ask about grapefruit and statins, and whether they can eat the fruit or drink the juice when on statins,” says Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD, co-section head of Preventive Cardiology and

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