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Study: Almonds and dark chocolate lower bad cholesterol

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

 

Almonds and dark chocolate can possibly reduce a risk factor of coronary heart disease, according to a recent study.

Researchers found combining raw almonds, dark chocolate and cocoa significantly reduced the number of low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, particles in the blood of overweight and obese people. […]

February 14th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Sugar|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Study: Almonds and dark chocolate lower bad cholesterol

High thyroid levels may put older adults at risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High levels of thyroid hormone may put older adults at risk for heart disease and death, a recent study showed.

Middle-age and older people with high or high-normal levels of a thyroid hormone called FT4 had double the odds of high coronary artery calcification scores, an […]

February 12th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on High thyroid levels may put older adults at risk

Things to know: Fainting should be evaluated by doctors

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

While fainting is fairly common, it could be a sign of a heart problem.

Heart-related causes are to blame for fainting more often in people older than 60 compared to younger people, according to guidelines for medical professionals. This could be due to underlying heart disease […]

February 9th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Things to know: Fainting should be evaluated by doctors

Things to know: Older Americans and blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Because of its extremely high prevalence, hypertension is a leading cause of preventable death and a contributor to premature disability and institutionalization in seniors.

Reviews by medical experts of a raft of studies showed that the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death can be reduced […]

February 8th, 2018|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Things to know: Older Americans and blood pressure

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, […]