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New Study Shows Heart Benefits of L-Carnitine

…because researchers from the Cleveland Clinic and University of Pennsylvania published a report suggesting a link between L-carnitine and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Nearly every news report featured photos of red meat with headlines proclaiming the saturated fat in red meat is innocent—and…

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Olive Oil is Heart-Healthy: But Only If It's Not a Fake

I’ve always loved olive oil—the way it smells and tastes, and the way it adds texture and depth to just about any dish. It’s also incredibly heart-healthy, helping to prevent heart disease, lowering blood pressure, and reducing inflammation. Yet, that’s only if the olive oil you buy is real…

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Are Teenagers Setting Themselves Up for Heart Disease?

…. Smoking is a prime risk factor for heart disease. Smoke damages the heart and blood vessels and increases the risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). It can also cause sludgy, inflamed blood. In fact, even light or occasional smoking or inhaling secondhand smoke can contribute to heart…

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The Cholesterol Numbers Doctors Should Measure

…LDL-B. If much or your cholesterol is LDL-B, that’s cause for concern. That’s because LDL-B is small and dense and can contribute to hardening of the arteries. * It’s also critical to know another cholesterol number which most tests don’t measure—Lp(a). This is a small, dense and highly inflammatory…

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Diabetes and Heart Disease

…diabetes. Facts About Diabetes and Heart Disease * The most common heart problem that diabetes contributes to is atherosclerosis, which is hardening of the arteries. The trouble is that it usually develops silently, long before full-blown diabetes is diagnosed. That’s why I encourage everyone to make…

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12 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…atherosclerosis; and potassium helps decrease blood pressure and generally protects the heart. * Asparagus contains folic acid, which helps reduce hardening of the arteries. * Soy-based foods (tofu, tempeh, miso and other soy products) and sea vegetables (seaweed) contain magnesium and linolenic acid. Magnesium…

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