Hidden condition causing heart attacks in young, fit women

Hundreds of women have been affected by a rare, under-diagnosed condition that causes heart attacks in otherwise young, healthy people. Here, two of them discuss their experiences. Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) affects mainly women, occasionally during or soon after […]

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Sugar: The real cause of heart attacks

Sugar: The real cause of heart attacks

According to an article published by Dr. Axe, most people blame dietary fat for heart disease. And while certain industrial, inflammatory fats like trans fats do cause heart attacks, sugar is the real culprit. draxe.com

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The Best Foods for a Long Life

The Best Foods for a Long Life

Longevity isn’t just about delaying death — it’s about enjoying more years of health and vitality. In her book, The Longevity Diet, dietician Leslie Beck outlines the ways food choices affect the aging process and help to delay the onset […]

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Valentine’s Day Reminder: 10 health benefits of Sex

Valentine’s Day Reminder: 10 health benefits of Sex

Sex benefits the heart in more ways than one. In fact, research has shown that sex can provide a myriad of emotional and healthy benefits, including looking and feeling younger, reducing stress, boosting immunity, better sleep and improving cardiovascular health. […]

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A good guide to good carbs: The glycemic index

A good guide to good carbs: The glycemic index

Picking good sources of carbs can help you control your blood sugar and your weight. Eating healthier carbohydrate-rich foods can also help ward off a host of chronic conditions, from heart disease to various cancers, and diabetes. One way to […]

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Yo-yo dieting dangerous for women’s hearts, study says

Yo-yo dieting may increase the risk for coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death in post-menopausal women, according to a study presented to the American Heart Association on Tuesday. Although previous research focused on the heart risks associated with obesity, […]

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