Tag Archives: diet

Heart Myth or Fact #22: You can eat whatever you want if you take statins

MYTH Statins are drugs used to lower cholesterol. They can help prevent a heart attack by preventing plaque to rupture. They also make blood vessels more flexible. However, most people that are prescribed statins, are first suggested to modify their … Continue reading

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News from Across the Pond: Foods fried in Olive or Sunflower Oils Not Linked to Heart Disease

A new study out of Spain and published in the British Medical Journal found that eating food fried in olive or sunflower oils is not linked to heart disease or premature death. The authors, led by Professor Pilar Guallar-Castill√≥n from … Continue reading

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Ask the Cardiologist: How do I get my LDL number down?

Dr. Maciej Malinski is on the medical staff at Sherman Hospital. He has been kind enough to answer some frequently asked questions related to maintaining a healthy heart in his Ask the Cardiologist series. Look for additional heart information from … Continue reading

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6 Sources of Calcium Rich Foods

In a recent blog post we covered the topic of calcium supplements and how they may increase the risk of heart attacks. The study concluded that there is a 31% increase in heart attack risk for those who took calcium … Continue reading

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