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Are You Eating Good Fats or Bad Fats? (Infographic)

For years, we’ve heard that saturated fat is bad for our hearts and that unsaturated fat is good. But experts’ views on dietary fat are changing. It’s easy to be confused. Learn which fats you can eat more of and which fats to avoid. And enjoy useful tips on heart-healthy eating, cooking and shopping from preventive cardiology dietitians Julia Zumpano, RD, LD, and … Read More

Find Out Which 6 Foods These Experts Will Not Eat

Doctors and dietitians spend plenty of time talking to you about making smart food choices. But what delicious decisions do they make on their own time, for health or personal reasons? And what foods do they avoid at all cost? We asked, and they answered. Find out if your favorite food made their “do not eat” list. Take … Read More

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Heart Guidelines Urge Increased Statin Use (Video)

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology’s new guidelines have taken a dramatic turn in their approach to treatment with cholesterol-lowering statin medications. The guidelines’ recommendations have changed to suggest physicians identify patients at high risk for heart disease and prescribe statins for them to reduce these risks. The new guidelines call for … Read More

FDA Moves Toward Total Ban on Trans Fats

The Food and Drug Administration has taken a major first step in requiring all food manufacturers to eventually phase out artificial trans fat from their products, particularly processed foods. The agency has made a primary determination that partially hydrogenated oils, the source of trans fat in processed foods, are no longer “generally recognized as safe.” … Read More