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The most important part of the body human heart is a muscular organ that pumps approximately 2,000 gallons of blood per day throughout human body. Learn about the latest signs and symptoms of various heart related diseases and new treatment options.

Which Works Better for Cardiac Health―Dieting, Exercise or a Combo of Both?

Combing dieting with exercise is recommended for best heart health result

For men and women who are overweight, which works better for their cardiac health—focusing on diet alone, exercise alone, or a combination of both weight loss strategies? Here’s what one recent study found.

Benefits of Barley: Are You Eating Enough of This Healthy Grain?

Barley for weight loss

When you think of a heart healthy grain, your mind probably steers toward oats. But recent research has found that barley should start being a part of your daily diet, as it has many benefits - not only for the heart, but for the whole body.

Cranberries Have Role in Heart Health, Should We Give Thanks?

cranberries have role in heart health

Several studies, including new research presented at the Cranberry Health Research Conference, suggest cranberries may play an important part in heart health. As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday and the height of cranberry season, it’s time to explore how these red berries may benefit heart health.

How to lower your triglycerides with lifestyle and omega-3 fatty acids

How to lower your triglyceride levels

Omega-3 fatty acids can help lower your triglyceride levels. But you should know which products work best, how much you should take and what level of triglycerides is considered dangerous to heart health. Keeping your triglyceride level in check is also possible with lifestyle changes.

High-protein diet dangerous for those at risk for heart disease

While replacing fats and carbohydrates with protein has been touted as a quick way to lose weight, people who are at risk for heart disease should avoid high-protein diets as they may increase the likelihood of weight gain and premature death.

Have we been deceived about cholesterol lowering drugs?

Independent researchers claim stain studies have been deceptive.

A new analysis of studies suggests cholesterol lowering drugs known as statins may not be as effective for preventing heart attack and stroke as we have been lead to believe. According to an expert review, the drugs do lower cholesterol. But claims about how well the drugs prevent heart disease have been exaggerated.