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Heart Health Articles

By Deborah Pike Olsen You probably worry about how much fat is in your diet, but you might not think twice about salt. Big mistake: Consuming too much salt kills more...

Vitamin D Get your daily dose of the sunshine vitamin You may already eat sufficient dairy to get your daily dose of calcium, or perhaps you take a supplement. But did you...

By Willow Jarosh, R.D., and Stephanie Clarke, R.D. Q: I’ve heard I should stay away from trans fat because I have high cholesterol. What foods have trans fat? And are they...

The first step to protecting your heart is getting empowered. This quiz will put your knowledge to the test. 1. The leading cause of death in women is: a) Breast cancer b)...

Taking care of your heart is not just about exercise and losing weight. While additional studies are needed, new and emerging research suggests that each of the following may be...

By Willow Jarosh, R.D., and Stephanie Clarke, R.D. A: The phrase “use moderation” may sound common, but that’s only because it’s so true. And coffee is no exception. The general medical...

By Willow Jarosh, R.D., and Stephanie Clarke, R.D. Q: What are plant sterols and how do they affect cholesterol? A: Plant sterols and stanols (also called phytosterols and phytostanols) are compounds naturally...

It’s what is inside that counts. We often get questions about the palm fruit oil in Smart Balance® spreads, and we are happy to explain the difference between palm fruit...

By Janis Jibrin, RD You’re in your 20s/30s and seem healthy. You might have to worry about getting a job in this shaky economy, but not about high blood pressure, right?...

  By Beth Sumrell Ehrensberger, R.D. It turns out that Popeye was right all along…it can really pay to load up on B vitamin- rich spinach. New and emerging research based on...

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