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Herbal Supplements Trigger a Heart Arrhythmia
Some people load up on herbal supplements, thinking they are harmless. Not true, as a recent case makes clear.
Calcium Supplements’ Hidden Risks
Calcium supplements are routinely recommended to seniors, but they can raise the risk of aortic stenosis in those with certain heart issues.
Go For a Low Pressure Pregnancy
Preeclampsia is a danger to mothers-to-be and their infants. Eating more of a Mediterranean diet can cut the risk of it by 25% or more.
Coffee Has Heart
Coffee beans deliver over a 100 compounds that benefit the heart and cardiovascular system. A cup -- or three -- is a win for your heart.
The Fruit of Paradise
Eating a half an avocado two or three times a week can cut your risk of heart attack and stroke by up to 20 percent. Try it on toast.
Are Statins the Answer?
Recent findings call into question the value of statins, drugs widely prescribed to lower LDL cholesterol.
Seniors Aren't Eating Right
Eating a good diet is one of the surest ways for seniors to preserve their health. But diets among the elderly have declined overall.
Nighttime Is the Right Time to Go Dark
Your body can't rest and recharge properly during sleep if your room is not dark. Insulin resistance and heart problems may be the result.
Vary Your Proteins, Lower BP
Eating a variety of proteins -- from whole grains, meat, poultry, fish, eggs and legumes -- seems to help keep blood pressure in check.
How Caffeine Lowers Cholesterol
Caffeine has long been known to be good for heart health. Now we know how it helps cells clear "bad" cholesterol and lower LDL.
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