Do Your Cholesterol Numbers Really Matter?

Do Your Cholesterol Numbers Really Matter?

Tags: cardiovascular disease, cholesterol, dietary guidelines, Dr. Rocco, eggs, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, refined sugars

Diet implications of the new cholesterol guidelines focus more on carbs and sugar vs. fats. Here’s why.


Moderate Activity May Be All Your Heart Needs

Moderate Activity May Be All Your Heart Needs

Tags: activity, cardiovascular disease, exercise, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health

A recent study shows that moderate physical activity (including walking and doing housework) two or three times per week may be best for cardiovascular health.


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Running is a Life-Saver, Study Finds

Tags: cardiovascular disease, Dr. Phelan, exercise, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, prevention, running, sports cardiology

Little has been known about the long-term effects of running on mortality. Researchers at Iowa State University conducted a 15-year study of more than 55,000 adults and found that runners had a 45 percent lower risk of death from heart disease and stroke. Here's why.


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Added Sugar = Added Risk for Your Heart

Tags: added sugar, cardiovascular disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart healthy diet

Results from a recent study might just make you put down that soda for good. They confirm what doctors have been saying for years: Too much sugar is a bad thing for your health, especially your heart.


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Sitting All Day Could Shorten Life

Tags: activity, Be Well e-News, cardiovascular disease, exercise

Research shows we must do more than exercise 30 minutes a day, five days a week to counteract the negative impact of sitting all day.


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Should I Cut Meat From My Diet?

Tags: atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, heart disease, red meat

Results of recent studies reinforce the current scientific wisdom that eating large amounts of red meat is bad for your cardiovascular health. But don't throw out your steak knives just yet.


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Bigger Belly? Bigger Problems

Tags: cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, healthy diet, obesity, overweight

A big belly may lead to serious health problems. People with excessive belly fat are at greater risk of heart disease and cancer than those who carry fat in other areas of their body, says a new study.


Women and heart health

National Wear Red Day

Tags: cardiovascular disease, cleveland clinic, Dr. A. Marc Gillinov, heart attack, heart disease, women

Did you know it's National Wear Red Day today? Celebrate the day by learning more about gender-specific warning signs and symptoms of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease.


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Chat With a Doctor: Women and Cardiovascular Disease

Tags: cardiovascular disease, chat with a doctor, heart health, web chat, women and heart

The number one killer of women over the age of 25 is cardiovascular disease in the U.S. Learn more and chat with others about this dangerous condition during a live webchat Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at noon (ET).


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Why Obesity Rates Are Rising

Tags: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, diet, exercise, obesity

Healthier food, more education are key to combating obesity. Learn about the causes for the growing obesity epidemic.