Food scientists recommend daily consumption of whole eggs to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke

Eggs are a highly controversial food among health enthusiasts. Because eggs contain high levels of cholesterol and saturated fatty acids, many people make it a point to avoid them for fear of raising their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). But a recent study found that — contrary to popular belief — daily egg consumption may help reduce the … Continue reading Food scientists recommend daily consumption of whole eggs to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke

Americans are still consuming too many carbs and fats, warn researchers

Despite some dietary improvements over the years, Americans are still eating too many low-quality carbohydrates and fats, according to a recent study published in the journal JAMA Network. An international team of researchers examined adult dietary habits and found that Americans are cutting back on low-quality carbohydrates. However, intake remains high at over 40 percent, while the consumption of … Continue reading Americans are still consuming too many carbs and fats, warn researchers

Statin drugs used to fight cholesterol actually HARM your health, say experts

When a doctor tells someone that their cholesterol levels are high enough to warrant a prescription for statins, many people are more than willing to comply in hopes of avoiding a heart attack. Statins are the second-most prescribed drugs on the planet, and one out of every five Americans aged 40 to 75 takes these … Continue reading Statin drugs used to fight cholesterol actually HARM your health, say experts

Shedding the pounds and KEEPING the weight off helps improve cardiometabolic factors, say researchers

It’s no secret that shedding a healthy number of pounds is good for you. Keeping the weight off, however, is equally important to sustain the health benefits of weight loss, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers from Tufts University and the University of Connecticut found that cardiometabolic improvements as a result of weight loss get reverted among people who regained … Continue reading Shedding the pounds and KEEPING the weight off helps improve cardiometabolic factors, say researchers

Researchers: Good cholesterol may help fight atherosclerosis

Did you know that not all forms of cholesterol are bad? High-density lipoprotein, or HDL, is commonly known as the “good” cholesterol. One particular study has found that it may even help fight atherosclerosis, a condition characterized by the hardening of the arteries as a result of plaque buildup. A group of researchers from the United States … Continue reading Researchers: Good cholesterol may help fight atherosclerosis

Study: Supplementing with fish oil daily linked to a reduced risk of CVD-related death

Daily fish oil supplementation can help reduce the risk of a heart attack, as well as the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD), new research suggests. As detailed in a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducted a meta-analysis of 13 randomized trials involving … Continue reading Study: Supplementing with fish oil daily linked to a reduced risk of CVD-related death

Healing herbs: Alternative herbal remedies for hypertension

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and the University of Copenhagen have identified a bioactive trait common among many herbs. This trait, researchers say, is responsible for the antihypertensive properties demonstrated by these herbs. Their finding, detailed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers a promising alternative strategy for treating hypertension, a condition in which blood pressure … Continue reading Healing herbs: Alternative herbal remedies for hypertension

Celery is a crunchy superfood that reverses metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome refers to a group of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases. This includes abdominal obesity, or having an apple-shaped body; elevated levels of triglyceride, or excess calories that increase the risk of heart disease; low high-density lipoprotein levels, better known as “good” cholesterol; having high blood pressure and high fasting blood sugar … Continue reading Celery is a crunchy superfood that reverses metabolic syndrome

Feeling tired after enjoying a cup of coffee? You should probably limit your caffeine intake, advise researchers

A lot of people rely on coffee to keep them awake and improve their focus. That’s because coffee contains caffeine, a natural stimulant that’s also found in tea and cacao plants. But if you’re a frequent coffee drinker and notice you’re feeling more tired, you might need to lay off coffee – experts say that caffeine can … Continue reading Feeling tired after enjoying a cup of coffee? You should probably limit your caffeine intake, advise researchers

Lower heart attack and stroke risk by increasing your intake of this essential vitamin

Heart disease is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It puts a person at risk of heart attack and stroke, which can leave survivors disabled for the rest of their lives. There are drugs used to treat heart disease, such as statins. But these medications often come with side effects and are found ineffective … Continue reading Lower heart attack and stroke risk by increasing your intake of this essential vitamin