Tag Archives: heart health

Study: Every junk food meal damages your arteries!

Source: Science Daily. Well, this is a bit unsettling. A new study conducted by the University of Montreal found that every single meal of junk food has an adverse effect on the eater’s arteries. However! There’s some positive news in … Continue reading

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Estimate: 100,000 die annually from effects of trans fats

From Food Consumer Although there are various types of heart disease, coronary heart disease is considered to be the dominant condition in the United States. It also happens to be one of our country’s leading causes of death. Coronary heart … Continue reading

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Palpitations May Signal Future Heart Rhythm Problem

From US News & World Report Heart palpitations and high blood pressure put people at high risk for atrial fibrillation. AF is an abnormal electrical activity in the upper chambers of the heart, and those who have it have increased … Continue reading

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Ask the Cardiologist: Heart Health for the Ladies

Q: Are women more likely to die of breast cancer or heart disease? Are there any female-specific things we can do to improve heart health? A: With all the breast cancer news and awareness campaigns, we forget that roughly 6 … Continue reading

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Heart Myth or Fact #20: If I were at risk, my doctor would order heart tests

MYTH You shouldn’t assume that you don’t have heart disease just because your doctor hasn’t ordered any exams. Cancer screenings tend to be recommended routinely while heart tests, such as CT Scans, are not. However, they should be. Buildup from … Continue reading

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Heart Myth or Fact #12: I shouldn’t stay away from all fats

FACT Contrary to popular belief, you do need some fat in your diet. Recommendations from the American Heart Association split fats into “good” and “bad”. “Good” fats are Unsaturated fats which come mostly from plant or vegetable sources. Some common … Continue reading

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Heart Myth or Fact #7: Even fit people need to worry about heart health

FACT Those who eat poorly and don’t exercise have an increased risk for heart trouble. No surprise there. However those who eat healthy and exercise aren’t necessarily out of the clear. While maintaining a healthy lifestyle is definitely the right … Continue reading

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