A recent study in Japan resulted in EPA (a fatty acid found in fish oil) being approved for the treatment of hyperlipidemia and peripheral artery disease, and in Europe, for reduction of mortality after a heart attacks.
A new study was released which showed that women were up to 10% less likely to achieve adequate control of their cholesterol readings than men. Researchers at the National Committee for Quality Assurance looked at several measures for cardiovascular disease and diabetes prevention, treatment and risk factors among patients in 46 different commercial managed care […]
The results of a European study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed that virgin olive oil contained more antioxidants that a more refined olive oil. What does this mean to you? More antixoidants may offer more protection against heart disease. In this study those taking the virgin olive oil had higher levels […]
Do you know just how close your heart and your mouth really are? Did you know that maintaining good oral care can help in preventing heart disease? A study (Journal of Periodontology) confirmed findings that people with periodontal disease are at a greater risk of developing systemic (meaning through-out the body) disease such as cardiovascular […]
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in women over the age of 50 and is largely preventable. Modifiable risk factors include smoking, obesity, abnormal cholesterol profile, elevated glucose, hypertension, and lack of exercise. What can you do? Reverse the above risk factors, and see your provider on a regular basis for appropriate […]