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Is the paleodiet a triglycerides antidote?

Is the paleodiet a triglycerides antidote?

Recent nutritional research examines the earliest human diet, the Paleolithic diet or paleodiet, in search of answers to recent health crises such as obesity and diabetes. The paleodiet was full of variety and was sourced mainly by hunting and gathering.  Early humans consumed berries, fruits, plants, as well as small and large game. However, due [...]

August 30, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Heart Disease, Men's Health, Nutrition, Obesity and related diseases, Women's Health Comments Off on Is the paleodiet a triglycerides antidote?

The perfect storm: obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure

The perfect storm: obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure

Did you know obesity is the number one risk factor for developing heart disease and diabetes? Find up-to-date resources here for more health insights: We all know that high cholesterol and obesity are bad for your heart health. But combined with other health problems — such as high blood pressure — these health risks can [...]

August 14, 2012 Susan Heart Disease, Obesity and related diseases, Side effects of diabetes medications Comments Off on The perfect storm: obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure

Smokers are 2 to 4 times more likely to develop heart disease

Smokers are 2 to 4 times more likely to develop heart disease

It’s on the pack and it’s true: smoking causes coronary heart disease and smokers are two to four times more likely to develop coronary heart disease than nonsmokers. Here’s another thing: Cigarette smoking approximately doubles a person’s risk for stroke. (The following taken from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.) Cigarette smoking causes reduced [...]

August 12, 2012 Susan Heart Disease Comments Off on Smokers are 2 to 4 times more likely to develop heart disease

Take steps to prevent and control heart disease

Take steps to prevent and control heart disease

The chance of developing coronary heart disease can be reduced by taking steps to prevent and control risk factors. People who have survived a heart attack can also work to reduce their risk of another heart attack or a stroke in the future. Diseases and Conditions That Put Your Heart at Risk Conditions that affect [...]

August 12, 2012 Susan Heart Disease Comments Off on Take steps to prevent and control heart disease

Quick facts on men and heart disease

Quick facts on men and heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of disability. The most common heart disease in the United States is coronary heart disease, which often appears as a heart attack. In 2010, an estimated 785,000 Americans had a new coronary attack, and about 470,000 had a [...]

August 12, 2012 Susan Heart Disease Comments Off on Quick facts on men and heart disease

Quick facts about women and heart disease

Quick facts about women and heart disease

Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a “man’s disease,” it is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States, and women account for nearly 50 percent of heart disease deaths. Read these quick facts on women and heart disease: In 2007, heart disease was the cause of [...]

February 1, 2012 Susan Heart Disease Comments Off on Quick facts about women and heart disease

Raising awareness of women’s heart disease

Raising awareness of women’s heart disease

Heart disease symptoms in women are typically more subtle than heart disease symptoms in men including fatigue, indigestion, anxiety and shortness of breath. During a heart attack, symptoms may include weakness, cold sweat and dizziness. The American Heart Association estimates it is 52% more likely for women to experience delays in getting treatment after calling [...]

February 6, 2009 Susan Heart Disease, Women's Health Comments Off on Raising awareness of women’s heart disease