For decades, saturated fat and cholesterol took the blame in our diets for heart disease. But reports that the sugar industry funded much of that research has put sugar in the spotlight. Discover the connection between sugar and heart disease.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, answers this one.
LDL cholesterol is a major cause of coronary heart disease. Find out if your LDL cholesterol is where it should be. And discover steps you can take to lower it as we “decode” LDL.
Newer cholesterol-lowering drugs combined with more conventional medicine reduces bad cholesterol to incredibly low levels, a new study shows. Perhaps even more important, the combination also reduces the heart-attack-inducing plaque that forms inside the arteries.
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Screening and treatment for hypertension and high cholesterol — two silent but dangerous conditions — are important for protecting your heart down the line.
Egg labeling isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. There are so many different terms, and they’re not well-defined. Discover what each egg label means so you can make informed decisions at the grocery store.
Discover why stress increases your risk of depression, and how exercise can be a good antidote. Find an activity you love, and practice it regularly, and you’ll reap the mental and physical benefits for years to come.
You might think that having high cholesterol is a worry only for adults. But with childhood obesity doubling in the United States in the past 30 years, youngsters now are at greater risk for having high cholesterol.
How much do you know about heart health? Turns out, we all could probably learn a few things about this amazing organ, the heart, and how to keep it, and our bodies strong.
With continued evidence piling up that shows red meat and processed meats – such as bacon and sausage – are not good for your health, it’s time to start choosing the white meat or vegetarian option.