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Heart Disease

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  • Green tea sets weight-loss industry abuzz

    Green tea sets weight-loss industry abuzz
    Like all industries, the herbal weight-loss business moves in cycles. Less than a decade ago, the stimulant herb ephedra was one of the stars of the scene. It sped up metabolism and weight loss, but it also raised the heart rate and, in some cases, caused...
  • Unbearable allergies? Help may be in pills

    Unbearable allergies? Help may be in pills
    Doctors are testing pills that allergy sufferers can melt in their mouths and that, ideally, will train their bodies to ignore the plant pollen, dust and animal dander blowing in the South Florida wind. No one is using the word "cure," but doctors...
  • Cholesterol facts for women

    Cholesterol facts for women
    The female sex hormone estrogen tends to raise HDL cholesterol, and as a rule, women have higher HDL (good) cholesterol levels than men do. Estrogen production is highest during the childbearing years. This may help explain why premenopausal women are...
  • Turning fat into muscle

    Turning fat into muscle
    There is a common myth that if you stop exercising, your muscle will turn to fat—but this is simply not true. That should be good news for those of you who might have fallen off the exercise wagon. Even better news for those who train with weights...
  • The benefits of a high-performance heart

    The benefits of a high-performance heart
    Flat abs and bulging biceps are improvements brought on by exercise. Less visible but more significant are the structural improvements aerobic exercise make to your heart—improvements that can take you from feeling like a junker car to purring...
  • Chocolate good, steroids bad for heart

    Chocolate good, steroids bad for heart
    No, no, we only think we already knew it! The destructive effects of illicit anabolic steroids on heart function, as well as the helpful effects of chocolate consumption, may be widely assumed by physicians and patients. But two new studies --...
  • All Health's Breaking Loose: In a nutshell

    The other day while I was grocery shopping, a gentleman tapped me on the shoulder and asked, "Since I'm not likely to make too many changes, what's the one food that will give me the most bang for my buck? Can you give it to me in a nutshell?" I'm...
  • It's A Gray Area: Tribute to a life well lived

    Recently, I received a telephone call from the daughter of Andy Blodget, a good friend of mine from San Luis Obispo. She told me that her father had died after having a heart attack the night before. This was a genuine shock, because Andy was only 52...
  • Bottled tea may lack the good stuff

    Bottled tea may lack the good stuff
    If you're drinking bottled tea beverages in order to reap the benefits of polyphenols in tea, you may be wasting your money. A new study shows that at least some bottled beverages that boast of having tea content actually have paltry levels of...
  • 'That time of the month' might play cholesterol role

    'That time of the month' might play cholesterol role
    Women who have their cholesterol checked only to be taken aback at an oddly high level of HDL or LDL might want to check the calendar. Was the appointment at the latter end of the menstrual cycle? The beginning? Their estrogen level at the time might be a...
  • Young and healthy? Watch the cholesterol

    Young and healthy? Watch the cholesterol
    Young adults out there, take note: The occasional Big Mac, slice of pizza or ice cream cookie binge may be fine — but you'd be wise not to make a habit out of it. Consistently high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad") cholesterol...