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Heart Disease

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  • Talking to your doctor about your cholesterol

    Talking to your doctor about your cholesterol
    Most people know that high cholesterol can be a killer, particularly the LDL or “bad” cholesterol that clogs arteries and causes heart attacks. If you receive abnormally high LDL results after a cholesterol check, how should you talk to your...
  • The fishy origins of the fish oil craze

    In the 1970s, a pair of Danish researchers ventured north of the Arctic Circle and into medical lore. Studying a scattered Inuit population, they concluded that eating plenty of fish and other marine animals protected this group from heart disease. The...
  • No trans fat cake for U. of I. prof about to turn 100

    No trans fat cake for U. of I. prof about to turn 100
    Just days away from his 100th birthday, University of Illinois adjunct professor Fred Kummerow continues to wage war on trans fats — personally from his kitchen table and professionally through a proliferation of research papers he is still...
  • Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health

    Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health
    A low-carbohydrate diet is better for losing weight and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease than a low-fat diet, according to a new study. While low-carb diets have outperformed other diets when it comes to weight loss, some...
  • Controversial high-protein diet author tackling sugar next

    Controversial high-protein diet author tackling sugar next
    He went to Harvard and Stanford universities to become a scientist, but then Gary Taubes discovered investigative journalism. He had a bachelor's degree in physics and was working on a master's degree in aerospace engineering at Stanford when he chose a...
  • Body tentatively I.D.'d as missing Glencoe man died of heart disease, cold exposure

    Body tentatively I.D.'d as missing Glencoe man died of heart disease, cold exposure
    A man whose body was found along the Edens spur ramp in Northbrook and tentatively identified as a missing Glencoe man died from heart disease and cold exposure, authorities determined Sunday. The Cook County medical examiner’s office...
  • The myriad benefits of fish oil

    The myriad benefits of fish oil
    Consumers face a dizzying array of products and claims in the dietary supplement aisle — but a little knowledge can go a long way in helping chart a healthy lifestyle. One of the more popular supplements, fish oil, is promoted as preventive or...
  • The cholesterol myth: Is sugar the big culprit?

    The cholesterol myth: Is sugar the big culprit?
    If you want to reduce your risk for the type of coronary heart disease often referred to as “clogging” or “hardening” of the arteries, should you reduce the amount of cholesterol, saturated fat or sugar in your diet? If you&...
  • High cholesterol, family style

    High cholesterol, family style
    If you’re close to your parents, chances are there are many things they’ve passed on to you that you’ve taken to heart — and possibly one you hope they haven’t. If you’ve got poor blood cholesterol levels and you...
  • Dog having 'accidents' on the bed may have medical problems

    Dog having 'accidents' on the bed may have medical problems
    Q: My three dogs -- two Yorkshire Terriers and a Yorchon (Yorkshire Terrier/Bichon Frise mix) -- share my bed. They come in and out at night as they please through a doggy door. Recently, the smallest one started pooping and peeing on the bed. I can't...
  • Antioxidant-rich foods help your immune system ward off disease

    Source: Pacific Prime Insurance whatdoctorsknow.com We've often been advised to eat the right foods and consume essential nutrients to maintain optimal health and wellness, but why do our bodies need vitamins and minerals to maintain good health?...