A family history of coronary artery disease can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. But there are steps you can take to lower your risk.
Statins are effective for preventing heart attacks and strokes, but some people stop taking them because of side effects. If you think you can’t tolerate statins, ask your doctor about trying the following steps.
Heart disease and kidney disease share many of the same risk factors, including high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels. Here’s what you can do to reduce your risk of both.
It’s well known that low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad cholesterol,” is a major cause of heart disease. But there’s a lesser-known kind of cholesterol that can play a role in someone’s heart risk called Lipoprotein(a).
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BMI isn’t the only number to consider when calculating how your weight impacts your risk of heart disease. Learn why waist size matters — and how best to measure it.
A new study found a two- to three-fold increase in levels of TMAO, a compound associated with heart disease and stroke risk, in people who ate a high-red meat diet, compared to those who got their protein from white meat or plant-based foods.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Cardiologist Steven Nissen MD, answers this one about whether fish oil and vitamin D are good for reducing your risk of heart disease and cancer.
Many of us likely don’t pay attention to how fast we walk, but a recent study suggests that our walking speed might be tied to our risk for developing heart disease.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Cardiologist Steven Nissen MD, answers this one about family history and heart disease.
Heart disease is largely preventable, and we’ve known about the risk factors for decades. The good news is that every one of us can do something to lower our risk factors