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Healthy Hearts: Five Atkins-friendly tips for a healthy heart

February is American Heart Month and for good reason. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. One in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, which is equal to 2,200 deaths per day. There are many factors that play a role in the development… Read More

High Carb Link to Heart Attacks

A landmark research study by Dr. Michael Shechter of Tel Aviv University's Sackler School of Medicine and the Heart Institute of Sheba Medical Center , with collaboration of the Endocrinology Institute, shows exactly how high carbohydrate foods increase the risk for heart problems. Researchers looked at four groups of volunteers. One… Read More

Do You Have Metabolic Syndrome?

As waistlines expand, so does the epidemic of metabolic syndrome. It’s estimated that nearly one of every four American adults has this condition(1). If you’re one of them, it puts you on the track to developing type 2 diabetes and triples your risk for heart disease down the road.… Read More

Heart Health Tips: Benefits of a Low Carb Diet on Heart Health

It’s a sobering fact: Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. Since February is American Heart Month, it’s an important time to make sure you’re doing everything you can do to keep your ticker in tip-top shape. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends the following… Read More

The Deadly Duo

Ask a handful of people: “What is the leading cause of heart disease?" They'll probably guess high cholesterol, heredity—perhaps obesity. The right answer: Diabetes. About 75 percent of people who have diabetes will die of heart disease. The same conditions that eventually lead to a diagnosis of diabetes also cause… Read More

Atkins Diet Beats Low-Fat for Improving Metabolic Syndrome

Over the years, thousands of people have turned to the Atkins dietary strategy of reduced sugar and carbohydrates for its demonstrated ability to help people lose weight and keep it off. But in the last decade, emerging research has shown over and over again, that the Atkins diet can actually… Read More

The Dangers of Trans Fats

Manufactured hydrogenated oils, which your body cannot digest, are a serious risk to heart health. Many Americans are still unaware that the one of the most harmful heart-health trends of the last century was the gradual replacement of healthy natural fats with foods such as margarine. Many margarines were formed… Read More

The Cholesterol Myth

Eating fatty foods raises cholesterol to dangerous levels, endangering cardiovascular health, right? Not necessarily. Let's take this step by step: What is cholesterol? Like fats, cholesterol is a lipid, and like them, it's essential for life. How so? Cholesterol, along with fats, is essential for normal cellular function, hormone production,… Read More

Low-Fat Diets Don’t Deliver on Heart Health

Unless you're living on another planet, you've heard this message: reduce your intake of fat and cholesterol to achieve a healthy weight and decrease the likelihood of developing heart disease. In fact, the terms “healthy" and “low fat" seem inextricably linked. But now we know that the rationale for a… Read More

Waist Size Predicts Heart Failure (more reasons to reduce your waist size)

The main reason people over 65 wind up in the hospital is heart failure, also known as “congestive heart failure." And the very best predictor of whether or not you're likely to get heart failure might surprise you. It's waist size. A new study published in the journal Circulation(1) tracked data… Read More

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