Now that you know about the health risks that accompany dyslipidemia, what causes your cholesterol to go awry, and the ways that cholesterol and other factors can increase your cardiovascular risk, it’s time to find out just what your risk is. This requires that you see your physician periodically to
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The term “nutrient” can refer to vitamins and minerals, or even less-well-known nutrients, such as flavonoids. All these are im-portant, but the big picture when it comes to nutrition and brain power concerns what are referred to as “macronutrients”: fats, carbohydrates (“carbs”), and protein. It’s no wonder that so many
Before you begin reading this book, you might be wondering if it’s worth making dietary and lifestyle changes to protect your heart and your brain—especially if cardiovascular disease or dementia runs in your family. Genetics certainly play a role, but your genes are not your destiny. Research suggests a healthy
Fats, Carbohydrates, and Protein
You hear a lot about “nutrients,” by which people typically mean vitamins, minerals, or even less-well-known nutrients such as flavonoids. The fundamental nutrients, however, are the familiar fats, carbohydrates, and protein. These are so basic to the nutritional quality of the foods we eat that their relative
You’ve surely heard the phrases “brain food” and “heart-healthy diet.” While some foods do seem to have specific brain benefits, in general, scientists are discovering that a diet that supports a healthy brain is also heart-healthy fare and vice versa. Learning which foods your brain and heart need to function
A $99 Calcium Score Screening Test outperforms other tests as a true indicator of early coronary artery disease, or atherosclerotic heart disease.
Before you worry about getting enough of specific vitamins or minerals, it’s smart to consider the dietary roles of the three most basic forms of nutrients: fats, carbohydrates, and protein. These are so fundamental to the nutritional quality of the foods we eat that their relative proportions are actually
Biologically speaking, everything that makes you what you are depends on a three-pound organ inside your skull that is kept alive by the beating of an organ in your chest that weighs only 8 to 10 ounces. Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping 2,000 gallons of blood
A new approach by UCLA neurologists has found that medical imaging, like dental x-rays, MRIs, and CT scans, can detect narrowing of arteries to the brain or vascular disease that may be an early warning sign of a stroke. The ongoing research, led by David S. Liebeskind, MD, of the
What if much of what you know about your cholesterol numbers and heart disease risk is wrong? That is a great question and one that more people should be asking. Learn what the truth is and how it affects you.