• Heart Healthy Diet

    Heart Healthy Diet – The Basics All the requirements and recommendations for nutrients and food components can make achieving a heart healthy diet seem like an impossible task. But take heart: making your diet healthier can be boiled down to just a few simple rules to keep in mind when shopping for food and making

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  • BMI Calculator

    BMI Calculator Use this Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator to find your BMI. BMI is a reliable indicator of total body fat. The score is valid for adult men and women with the following restrictions: BMI may overestimate body fat in athletes or other people who have a muscular build BMI may underestimate body fat in people who have lost muscle mass such

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  • Dietary Supplements

    Should I take vitamins to prevent heart disease? After looking at all the research on vitamin and mineral supplements, both the US Preventive Services Task Force and the American Heart Association concluded that they should not be taken for the purposes of preventing or treating heart disease. There is research showing that people who choose

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  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine

    What is the difference between conventional, complementary, and alternative medicines and therapies? Conventional therapies are prescribed by a doctor and are based on scientifically-proven evidence from clinical studies. Complementary therapies refer to treatments that you take in addition to conventional medications. Alternative medicine is something that replaces conventional medical treatment. Complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs)

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  • Special Diets

    High Cholesterol The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet is recommended for people with high cholesterol or heart disease. This diet is low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Eating foods rich in soluble fiber (such as oatmeal) and plant sterols/stanols (added to some margarines and spreads) may also help lower cholesterol levels. For More Information: Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC)

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  • Heart Healthy Diet – Alcohol

    Does drinking alcohol lower my risk of heart disease? Many research studies have shown that people who drink moderately (no more than 1 drink/day for women, 2 for men) have a lower risk of developing heart disease than teetotalers. Among the nearly 88,000 women in the Nurses’ Health Study aged 35 to 59, those who

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