Researchers are working on perfecting a non invasive way to check for inflamed vessels and narrowing arteries which could also identify those most likely to suffer from cardiac conditions later on in life. The process uses a scale called the CT fat attenuation index (FAI) to help detect inflammation risks. It is done by looking […]
If you are serious about living a healthy life, you need to take proper care of your heart. The heart is one of the most important organs in the body, working even when you are asleep. Here are five great ways to keep your heart healthy.
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and metabolic syndrome. When it can’t be controlled through diet and exercise, most people turn to pharmaceutical drugs. Fortunately, there are some science-backed complementary therapies that can help get you back in the normal range. Here are six ways you can […]
Breast cancer may get a lot of publicity, but if you’re female, you should be more worried about heart disease. Coronary heart disease — the most common type — kills more women in the U.S. than any other health condition — one in four American women die of heart disease. Women are also more susceptible […]
Olive oil was once best known for its savory taste and versatility, but recently its popularity has skyrocketed as more attention focuses on its many healthy attributes. From helping your heart to improving your skin, olive oil has been linked to a variety of health benefits. Studies have connected daily consumption of olive oil to […]
“Eggs are bad for your heart”. You’ve probably come across this line at some point – among your health-conscious friends, on your Facebook feed, or in the headline of a sensationalized diet article. As with most food myths, there’s a kernel of truth behind the idea.
High LDL cholesterol results in arterial plaque buildup, which can contribute to heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular disease. Luckily, there are many foods that can help keep bad cholesterol under control. Below are some of the most effective foods that anyone can add to their diet in order to reduce LDL cholesterol without sacrificing flavorful, […]
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of obese Americans continues to rise. In fact, 30 percent of adults over age 20 are obese, which means they are 30 pounds overweight and have a BMI, or body mass index (a measure of […]
If you’ve been around exercise for any length of time, the term “heart rate” is probably a familiar one. However, what it is and how it works may not be. However, if you plan to improve your health, understanding your heart rate is a good place to start.
Eggs are nature’s protein vehicle and are full of many of the necessary ingredients keeping bodies healthy. Eggs are a quick and easy way to get protein and they are very versatile. From omelets in the morning or at night don’t stay away from eggs to save calories and cholesterol. The yolk contains all the […]