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Heart Disease

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  • FDA tells food industry to eliminate trans fats over next 3 years

    FDA tells food industry to eliminate trans fats over next 3 years
    Popular foods like pie crusts, frostings and microwave popcorn will be largely rid of artery-clogging trans fats after a decision by the Obama administration to phase them out over the next three years. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday...
  • Carroll health professionals react to trans fat decision

    The response of several Carroll County health professionals to a Food and Drug Administration decision to largely prohibit the use of partially hydrogenated oils — the primary source of dietary trans fats — in food products was largely...
  • Q&A: What are trans fats and why are they unhealthy?

    You may not even know you are eating them, but trans fats will soon be mostly gone from your food. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will require food companies to phase them out over the next three years because the agency says they are...
  • Fitness Files: Women should take risk of heart disease more seriously

    "Women are six more times likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer." "More women die of heart disease than men." "'Broken heart syndrome' is a condition affecting women more frequently." "Heart disease in women is handled less...
  • What Doctors Know: 'Super-specialists' offer tailored cardiac care

    Source: Heart and Vascular Team, Cleveland Clinic whatdoctorsknow.com When you or a loved one is in need of heart care, the prospect may feel overwhelming. You know you need to see a heart specialist, but which one? Having heart disease can lead you...
  • Heart Walk draws more than 10,000 to NSU campus in Davie

    Heart Walk draws more than 10,000 to NSU campus in Davie
    A record number of participants, most of them clad in shorts and brightly colored T-shirts, braved a hot sun and high humidity Sunday to take part in the 21st annual Heart Walk on the grounds of Nova Southeastern University. Sponsored by the American...
  • Being short may put you more at risk for heart disease: data

    Being short may put you more at risk for heart disease: data
    As if being small in stature weren't already enough of an issue in today's world obsessed with seven-foot-tall basketball stars and leggy models, now scientists have found that being short appears to be inversely correlated with your risk of heart...
  • Top 3: Times it pays to take it easy

    No pain, no gain. Go big or go home. People live by these credos. But sometimes taking your foot off the gas is healthier for you than going full throttle. Here are three times when going slower is better for your health, according to Prevention...
  • Mind your body during Heart Month

    Candy hearts printed with messages. Heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolates. Roses, balloons, cards and decorations with a heart motif. February brings Valentine's Day. Also, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov),...
  • Sticking to Mediterranean diet nearly halves heart disease risk

    Sticking to Mediterranean diet nearly halves heart disease risk
    It's hardly a surprise anymore to read that consuming a diet rich in fish and chicken, fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grains, olive oil and legumes - a Mediterranean diet - is a healthy lifestyle choice. But a new study makes clear that whatever...
  • Cigarette smoking is even more deadly than you think, study says

    Cigarette smoking is even more deadly than you think, study says
    The U.S. surgeon general says about 480,000 Americans die each year as a result of smoking. But a new analysis suggests the true figure may be closer to 575,000. The 21 causes of death that have been officially blamed on smoking accounted for 83% of the...