Category: Heart Health

Can I Really Lower My Cholesterol Naturally?

Can I Really Lower My Cholesterol Naturally?

Lower Cholesterol Naturally   Heart Savior -™ is a proprietary blend of several well known ingredients that have been known for their cholesterol reducing characteristics and for overall heart health. After years of research by Doctors, this unique combination of ingredients has resulted in a revolutionary product that is an excellent non-prescription alternative for managing...

Bad air may lower good cholesterol, increase heart disease

Bad air may lower good cholesterol, increase heart disease

Exposure to higher levels of air pollution may increase cardiovascular disease risk by lowering levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), commonly known as “good” cholesterol, reveals a study. Higher exposure to black carbon, a marker of traffic-related pollution, is significantly associated with a lower “good” cholesterol level, showed the findings published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis,...

How sugar-sweetened drinks may be causing your heart disease…

How sugar-sweetened drinks may be causing your heart disease…

CONSUMING one sugar-sweetened beverage a day increases dangerous belly fat linked to heart disease and diabetes, a recent study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation >found. In Jamaica, sugar-sweetened drinks are very popular, almost every lunch and dinner meal is accompanied by a sweetened drink; we even pack our children’s lunch bags with...

What LDL and HDL Cholesterol Mean for Heart Health

What LDL and HDL Cholesterol Mean for Heart Health

Cholesterol counts measure LDL and HDL blood levels. Undesirable cholesterol levels overall can clog the arteries and increase the risk for heart disease. For an accurate cholesterol count, it’s best to understand “good” and “bad” cholesterol. Cholesterol circulates throughout the blood by lipoproteins that are made up of fat and protein deposits. Low-density lipoprotein, or...

The Mediterranean-style diet on heart disease and stroke

The Mediterranean-style diet on heart disease and stroke

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in many countries, but its prevalence has changed significantly during the last 50 years. Death rates from heart disease have fallen dramatically in western countries, but increased in many ‘developing’ countries. These large population-wide changes suggest environmental factors, including diet, are a major determinant of the...

After Heart Attack, New Threat: Heart Failure

After Heart Attack, New Threat: Heart Failure

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Risk of heart failure appears high within a few years of a first heart attack, a new study finds. “Heart failure is a major medical problem with a high chance of hospitalization and death,” said study author Dr. Johannes Gho, a cardiology resident at the University Medical Center...

The Best Heart-Healthy Fruits and Vegetables

The Best Heart-Healthy Fruits and Vegetables

A delicious way to protect your ticker: Eat colorful fruits and vegetables. From watermelons to pineapples, there’s a rainbow of potent nutrients proven to help your heart. Read on to find out which produce is worth stocking up on. Dates These fruits are rich in potassium, an important nutrient that plays a role in managing...

Understanding the heart attack gender gap

Understanding the heart attack gender gap

Imagine someone in the throes of a heart attack. If you pictured a man clutching his chest in agony, that’s understandable. At younger ages, men face a greater risk of heart disease than women. On average, a first heart attack — the most common manifestation of this prevalent disease — strikes men at age 65....

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