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‘Bad’ air may impact ‘good’ cholesterol, increase heart disease risk


Traffic-related air pollution may increase heart disease risk by lowering levels of so-called “good” cholesterol, according to new research.
In a study of 6,654 middle-aged and older adults from diverse ethnic backgrounds, participants living in areas with high air pollution levels tended to have lower high-density […]

April 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cholesterol, Clean Air, Heart Disease, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on ‘Bad’ air may impact ‘good’ cholesterol, increase heart disease risk

Weight loss surgery boosts ‘good’ cholesterol in obese teen boys


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Weight loss surgery did more than help severely obese teen boys drop a few pounds.

In preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology/Peripheral Vascular Disease 2016 Scientific Sessions, weight loss surgery also increased their “good” cholesterol […]

May 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, Cholesterol, Obesity, Research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Weight loss surgery boosts ‘good’ cholesterol in obese teen boys

Trans fat and saturated fat consumption down, but not enough

Despite eating a third less trans fats and cutting down on saturated fat during the last 30 years, people are still consuming more than recommended, according to a new study.

Consumption of omega-3 fatty acid consumption also held steady, despite recommendations for higher intake.

Researchers reviewed data from more than 12,000 […]

Prevent another stroke by keeping blood pressure, lifestyle in check

Stroke survivors should control their blood pressure, cholesterol and weight and do moderate physical activity regularly to avoid having another stroke, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

In addition, survivors should receive proven therapies like aspirin or procedures to keep neck arteries open, depending […]