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Heart Health Articles

By Beth Ehrensberger White bread. Jelly beans. Doughnuts. They’re hardly health food, everyone knows that, but who knew they could pose a danger for your ticker? It turns out that foods...

By Willow Jarosh, R.D., and Stephanie Clarke, R.D. Q: What exactly do the numbers on my blood-pressure results mean? A: To best understand what those numbers reveal, it helps to have a...

By Austin O’Malley Heart disease may be the number one worldwide killer of both men and women, but that doesn’t mean it affects us in the same way. In fact, there...

Can they be part of a healthy diet? Saturated fats have gotten a lot of bad press in recent years because certain types of these fats can increase your total...

By Deborah Pike Olsen If your family tree is full of broken hearts, you may worry that there’s a space for you on the next rickety branch. After all, one to...

Avoid chemically modified fats . You’ve heard the terms “hydrogenated” and “partially hydrogenated” used to describe oils. You’ve seen them on food labels and heard the warnings. Here’s why you...

By Willow Jarosh, R.D., and Stephanie Clarke, R.D. Q: I just found out that I have high cholesterol. What’s the first thing I should do regarding my diet? A: Finding out that...

Almost all chemically modified fats are as bad for you as they sound. Hydrogenation, the process that turns liquid oils into solid fats, creates trans fat. For years manufacturers used...

By Willow Jarosh, R.D., and Stephanie Clarke, R.D. Q: I’ve heard that a low-fat diet can support heart health. Does that mean that I should cut most fat out of my...

Get ready to say good-bye to cholesterol confusion:   Q: What are plant sterols and why do I need them? A: Plant sterols are natural compounds that can help block the absorption of...

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