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Regular tea drinking might help your heart as you age, study suggests

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The latest study on the coffee alternative suggests at least a cup a day may help your body cling to heart-helping “good cholesterol” as you age.

Previous research has suggested more tea may significantly lower the risk of heart disease and stroke by reducing low-density lipoprotein, […]

June 25th, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Regular tea drinking might help your heart as you age, study suggests

AHA names top heart disease and stroke research advances of 2017

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New medicines to fight heart disease, updated guidelines for strokes and high blood pressure, and research into genome editing are among the top heart disease and stroke advances in 2017, according to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

The AHA, one of the top funders […]

February 7th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on AHA names top heart disease and stroke research advances of 2017

Things to know: 7 simple steps to a longer, healthier life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Taking care of yourself can lead to a longer, healthier life. There are seven simple steps that research has shown can make a difference. Each involves making good choices and requires some discipline, but all are doable.

Dubbed “Life’s Simple 7” by the American Heart Association, […]

For HIV patients at risk for heart disease and stroke, good preventive care may be hard to come by

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Rob Quinn suspected something was wrong when he started to feel out of breath. He was in his mid-50s and in relatively good health. But he knew breathing problems could be a sign of heart disease, which his father had died from years […]

Eating almonds and dark chocolate lowers bad cholesterol

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Eating nearly one-third a cup of almonds a day — either alone or combined with almost one-quarter cup of dark chocolate and 2 1/3 tablespoons of cocoa a day — may reduce a risk factor for coronary heart disease, according to a new study.

The study, […]

November 29th, 2017|Categories: Cholesterol, Health, Healthy Living, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Eating almonds and dark chocolate lowers bad cholesterol

Half of patients denied insurance coverage of new cholesterol drugs

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A pair of cholesterol-lowering drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors were controversial as soon as they hit the market in 2015. They cost an average $14,300 a year, and prescriptions require prior authorization by health insurance companies — which a new study shows isn’t a guarantee.

Only 47 […]

October 30th, 2017|Categories: Cholesterol, Health, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Half of patients denied insurance coverage of new cholesterol drugs

Young Hispanic-Americans could face a future plagued by health risks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Heart disease and stroke researchers say the writing is on the wall for young Hispanic-Americans. If worrisome health trends continue, they may be sicker than their parents and grandparents when they reach that age — or perhaps sooner.

Hispanic-American adults of any race have […]

A tale of two cousins: How high cholesterol can be due to genetics

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

First cousins Lisa Lee-Ranson and Lori Young have lost more than a dozen of their relatives to heart disease.

Young’s father died after an evening jog from a heart attack at age 32, when she was only 4 years old.

Ranson’s father had his first heart attack […]

September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Cholesterol, Health|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on A tale of two cousins: How high cholesterol can be due to genetics

Quitting cholesterol drugs may raise risk of another stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Patients who stop taking cholesterol-lowering drugs three to six months after their first stroke face a higher risk of another stroke, and an increased risk of hospitalization and death, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Those who’d had an […]

August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Health, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Quitting cholesterol drugs may raise risk of another stroke

Cutting through the saturated fat – meats, butter and tropical oils still need limits

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Saturated fats found in butter, fatty meats and tropical oils raise LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, which contributes to heart disease, and they should be replaced with healthier options.

It seems a simple statement. But reaction to it – and the American Heart Association advisory issued last […]