Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, answers this one about cardiovascular disease.
For years, we’ve been told to avoid high-cholesterol foods for heart health, but those days may be coming to an end. A top nutrition advisory committee says people no longer have to be concerned about eating foods that are high in cholesterol. The committee’s report, which was released today, will help shape the next version … Read More
One in four people has pre-diabetes, or elevated blood glucose, that puts them at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
A protein in HDL, the carrier of so-called “good” cholesterol that already is in use to fight heart disease, has now been shown to help prime your immune system to fight certain types of cancer. Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD, section head of Preventive Cardiology at Cleveland Clinic’s Heart and Vascular Institute and chair of Cellular … Read More
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Drugs to reduce LDL, the “bad” cholesterol, have been around for decades. Until recently, though, researchers were puzzled by how to increase HDL, the “good” cholesterol. A new drug under trial may help play a role in raising good cholesterol in the not-too-distant future. What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in every … Read More
True or False: Trans fats can “hide” in foods, even if the Nutrition Facts label lists “0 grams” of trans fats. True False Answer: True In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say: Trans fats are the worst kind of fat, and are associated with increased triglycerides, total and LDL cholesterol, decreased HDL … Read More