Tag: Heart Disease

“Are Eggs Good for Me?” New Study in JAMA

In recent years, there has been a growing perception that eggs and dietary cholesterol aren’t as bad as we once thought. But…

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Heart Disease in Women: Important Facts to Know

February is American Heart Month—every cardiologist’s favorite month to discuss heart health (and wear a lot of red). As a female physician,…

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Top Vegan Physicians Launch 7-Day Plant-Based Challenge for Heart Month

Just in time for American Heart Month, vegan cardiologist Danielle Belardo, MD, is kicking off a new Instagram-powered plant-based challenge. The free…

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8+ Striking Nutrition Studies Every Medical Student Should Read

In the United States, dietary factors are the most important risk factors for disease, yet medical schools fail to provide adequate nutrition…

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From a Failing Heart and Weight Struggles to Healthy and Active: A Couple’s Plant-Based Journey

As a firefighter and an outdoorsy person in general, my husband, Don, never had a problem with his weight. But his diet…

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New Hypertension Guidelines Got Your Blood Pressure Up? Here’s How to Bring It Down Naturally

As scary as it sounds, half of U.S. adults now have high blood pressure, and more will have it as they age….

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Why Olive Oil Is Not Healthy for Your Heart

Olives conjure up images of the warm sun and deep blue seas of the Mediterranean, where the olive tree flourishes. In more…

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Are Butter and Dairy Back in 2017? A Look at the Latest Research

Let’s start in the spirit of agreement. All nutrition experts seriously interested in promoting health and longevity will agree that eliminating processed…

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Surprising New Study: Stents Don’t Work for Chest Pain

In a shock to cardiologists around the world, a new study reveals that one of the most common medical uses of stents—to…

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The Heart Attack That Could Have Killed Me Made Me Stronger When I Turned to a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

It was Memorial Day 2008. The pain in my chest took me to the ground. I rolled over on my back and…

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For a Healthy Heart, Not All Plant Foods Are Equal

After you watch “Forks Over Knives” and decide to adopt a plant-based diet, does it matter if you spend your dollars in…

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Don’t Believe the Hype: Diets High in Saturated Fat DO Cause Heart Disease

A new commentary just published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine contends that saturated fat is uninvolved in coronary artery disease. Before…

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