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

Jun 15 2016 - 3:44pm
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.

Barley is a versatile cereal grain with a rich, nutlike flavor and a chewy consistency.

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

Oct 19 2015 - 5:41pm
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.

Cranberries are a rich source of polyphenols, including phenolic acids (e.g., benzoic, ellagic acids) and flavonoids (e.g., anthocyanins, flavonols), which have been found to have potent antioxidan

Confused about testosterone replacement therapy?

Aug 11 2015 - 10:06pm
Testosterone replacement may have heart benefits

Replacing testosterone in older men is found in the first new study to improve cardiovascular health in findings published online Aug. 6, 2015, in the European Heart Journal.

Another study that is published in JAMA, suggests taking the hormone for “low T” also will not make atherosclerosis any worse for men already diagnosed with heart disease, though larger trials are

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

Jun 27 2015 - 10:48am
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.

The active ingredients in omega-3 fatty acids are DHA and EPA that both help lower triglyceride levels. Prescription and over-the counter products may contain both.

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

May 9 2015 - 6:35pm

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.

Spanish researchers analyzed data from a government-funded trial of more than 7,000 men aged 55 to 88 and women aged 60 to 80 between 2003 and 2008.

ACP says no to heart screening for low-risk adults

Mar 18 2015 - 3:06pm
ACP recommends no heart screening for low-risk adults

Adults at low risk of developing heart disease do not benefit from heart screening with electrocardiography, stress electrocardiography, or myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), according to a new article from the American College of Physicians (ACP).

The ACP reached its conclusion based on a systematic review and recommendations from the U. S.

Have we been deceived about cholesterol lowering drugs?

Feb 20 2015 - 9:44pm
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.

Dr. David M. Diamond, a professor of psychology, molecular pharmacology and physiology at the University of South Florida, and Dr.

Get enough of this if you want to improve memory for up to 28 years

Jan 26 2015 - 12:59pm
Getting quality sleep when your young can boost memory when you're old

If you want to boost your memory and learning skills as you age, a new study suggests that maintaining good quality sleep when you're younger can result in better cognitive functioning for up to 28 years as you age.

A new study suggests that getting enough quality sleep when you’re younger results in a better memory when you’re older.

Why your heart wants you to turn that frown upside down

Jan 11 2015 - 3:46pm
Optimism leads to better heart health

Researchers have published findings that optimistic people have better heart health compared to pessimists. Turning your frown upside down just might help you live longer.

Scientists at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigne found the association between heart health and being update when they studied the association among 5100 adults.

What should childhood cancer survivors do to give themselves a better chance

Jul 29 2014 - 8:28pm
Adhering to a healthy active lifestyle

There have been dramatic advances in the treatment of many childhood cancers which often makes long term survival and even cures possible. But in order to give themselves a better chance at having a healthy heart later in life survivors of childhood cancer should always remember to adhere to a healthy lifestyle.

A new study shows no heart health benefit from drinking alcohol

Jul 11 2014 - 11:18am
Drinking alcohol

Over the years there has been a great deal of enthusiasm among people who enjoy drinking alcohol about reports saying drinking in light to moderate amounts had been found to be good for your cardiovascular health. However, new research shows that drinking even light or moderate amounts of alcohol has no benefits for heart health.

A tomato pill may help improve heart health

Jun 13 2014 - 8:37am
Delicious, nutritious tomatoes

There has been a great deal of interest in the positive health value of tomatoes. Most of the interest has centered around the apparent association between eating tomatoes and a decreased incidence of various types of cancer. It is believed a substance called lycopene in tomatoes is responsible for this beneficial health effect. New research has found this substance also promotes the health of your blood vessels which is good for your cardiovascular health.

Feeding kids veggies early and often is best: 4 patterns

Jun 9 2014 - 11:43pm
Popeye

Eating a lot of vegetables has been shown to really be beneficial for the healthy growth and development of kids. Yet, it is often difficult to get kids to develop a taste for vegetables. It appears from research that starting kids off on vegetables early in life and feeding them vegetables often is the best approach to helping to avoid problems with a desire to eat vegetables as they are growing up.

Who should take aspirin for heart attack and stroke prevention?

May 10 2014 - 9:17am
A simple test could determine who would benefit from an aspirin a day for heart protection

A new study review from the Minneapolis Heart Institute suggests aspirin could be good prevention for heart attack and stroke, but not for everyone. The side effects of aspirin can cause more harm than good, making it important to understand when aspirin is good therapy and when it might be detrimental. Coronary artery calcium (CAC) could be a good indicator of who might benefit from an aspirin a day for cardiovascular protection.

Try These 10 Food Remedies for Your Heart Palpitations

Apr 14 2014 - 10:32am
Heart palpitations could be calmed with these 10 food remedies.

Do you ever have the feeling that something is not quite right in your chest? A feeling that is often described as a fluttering sensation of the heart like it is not beating as it should, or that you are unable to “catch your breath”? If so, then you are one of many who occasionally experiences heart palpitations.

Heart health as a young adult is important for brain health later in life

Apr 4 2014 - 7:28am
Heart health

The human heart is a fascinating organ which is vital for the proper functioning of your entire body, including your brain. A proper understanding of the pathophysiology of the human body leads to a recognition that without proper oxygenation from your heart your brain can not develop and function properly. This leads to an understanding that generally what is good for your heart is good for your brain. In fact new research shows heart health as a young adult has an effect on brain health later in life.

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