For years saturated fats have been considered a health hazard but now researchers are raising questions about whether they’re as harmful as originally thought
Revamp your favorite Italian recipes with heart-healthy cooking tips from Cleveland Clinic nutrition experts.
Processed food has become more American than apple pie. But chemical additives in the food, if consumed in large quantities, may be a health concern. Here are five additives you should avoid.
Lots of controversy and confusion surround cholesterol. In patients who have coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease or carotid artery disease, there is no question about the benefit of cholesterol-lowering medications. However, for the rest of us who don’t have these diseases and don’t want to get them, how can we lower our cholesterol naturally? There are … Read More
Does it seem like everything is going digital? When it comes to your medical records, a move to an electronic format has been ongoing. As of 2013, 78 percent of office-based doctors were using some form of Electronic Medical Records (EMR), and paper files are on their way out. As the EMR becomes more commonplace, … Read More
Most meat lovers already know the ugly truth: Eating red meat can increase your risk of heart disease. Study after study shows the link. But what’s a cookout without burgers and brats? Turns out it can still be a blazing success. Dietitian Kate Patton and intern Sara Saliba within Cleveland Clinic’s Section of Preventive Cardiology … Read More
Are your friends swapping coconut oil for creamer in their morning coffee? Or guzzling post-workout coconut water concoctions? Coconut products are touted as metabolism, electrolyte and general health boosters. Is this coconut craze really heart healthy, or just hype? Katherine Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD, Cleveland Clinic Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation, weighs in on when … Read More
Cholesterol is hot in the news ever since a top nutrition advisory committee stated that people no longer need to be concerned about eating foods high in cholesterol earlier this year. This guideline caused confusion as people wondered: Is checking my cholesterol still important? Do I need to change my diet? Do my numbers matter? … Read More
The shorter you are, the more likely you are to have heart disease or a heart attack. It may sound like an old wives’ tale, but it’s true. Doctors have known it for 50 years, although they hadn’t been able to explain the link — until now. A recent study says it’s all because of … Read More
If home is where the heart is, shouldn’t every home be heart healthy? Easier said than done in U.S. homes today, where: Processed, high-fat, high-sugar foods are readily available Sedentary activities, such as TV watching and computer use, take time away from physical activities That’s a problem, since a low-fat, low-sugar, high-fiber diet and regular … Read More