Tag: American Heart Association

The Scarsdale Diet – Fact or Fad?

The Scarsdale Diet – Fact or Fad?

For any diet to be successful in the long term it must be sustainable. The Scarsdale diet does not have that sustainability however its supporters say that it can help someone to successfully shed 20 pounds in 14 days. In fairness to the Scarsdale diet it is only designed to be used for 14 days [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Folic Acid Benefits and Deficiencies

Folic Acid Benefits and Deficiencies

Folic acid is also known as pteroylglutamic acid, folate, folacin and vitamin B9. No matter what you call it, it is essential for many metabolic processes. Folic acid is involved with the breakdown of fats, carbohydrates and proteins and turning them into glucose for energy production (ATP). Folic acid plays a role in nucleic acid [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Beware of Fish Oil Side Effects

Beware of Fish Oil Side Effects

It is well known that people in the U.S. don’t get enough omega 3 fatty acids in their diet. The reason for this is that we don’t eat enough oily fishes and we don’t because we are not comfortable with the taste. Nevertheless, these omega 3s are essential fatty acids meaning we must take them [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Broken heart syndrome becoming more common

Broken heart syndrome becoming more common

Do you believe that you can die of a broken heart? Well it appears that the heart can become broken without it being considered a ‘traditional’ heart attack. The heart can become tired and weak and just break; this is according to various cardiologists. They have seen and treated the condition and they say it [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Insomnia might boost heart attack risk

Insomnia might boost heart attack risk

If you can sleep well then you are minimizing the risk of having a heart attack, according to researchers. A new report published in the medical journal Circulation tries to shed some light on the link between insomnia and increased risk of heart attack. The Norwegian researchers, led by Dr. Lars Erik Laugsand, who is [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Chocolate Good for the Heart

Chocolate Good for the Heart

Eating Chocolate Daily Diminishes the Risk of Heart Disease by About 33% says Study A new study which has been presented to the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2011 has found that chocolate is good for the heart and brain. The study which was carried out by Oscar H. Franco, MD, PhD, of the University [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Exercise

Exercise

Women can expect to maintain a youthful and independent life by establishing a regular exercise program. The multiple benefits of exercise for women are well documented in research conducted over the past 30 years. Exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent osteoporosis, maintain a healthy body weight, improve mental alertness, reduce fatigue, and [...]

September 7, 2011 More
Acute Myocardial Infarction

Acute Myocardial Infarction

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States. In fact, according to the 2003 statistical update from the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease kills over 7 million women annually in the United States, more than the next seven causes of death combined. Of these cardiovascular deaths, the most common [...]

July 28, 2011 More