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It seems everyone has started taking some form of fish oil supplements and I am often asked “what are the side effects?” The fish oil craze started when studies in generally healthy adults with ... Read More »
Diet is very important to maintain normal blood pressure. Many dietary factors adversely affect blood pressure. These include being overweight, too much salt (sodium), low fiber, sugar, high ... Read More »
People who consume a vegetarian diet often have significantly lower blood pressure than those who do not. Vegetarian and vegetarian like diets contain more potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin c, ... Read More »
Hypertension is associated with a number of serious long-term effects on the body. High blood pressure is a risk factor for the development of heart disease, heart failure, stroke, eye disease, ... Read More »
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a medical condition that is diagnosed when your blood pressure is measured to be greater than 140/90 on two or more occasions. High blood pressure affects 50 ... Read More »
Cholesterol is a steroid found in cell membranes of all animals and circulates in the blood. It is also an important molecule used by the body to create bile, hormones, and several fat-soluble ... Read More »
Cardiac risk factors include both what would be considered modifiable and non-modifiable. Non-modifiable risk is really imparted by age and genetics, for which you can’t control. The vast majority ... Read More »
Cholesterol travels in the blood transported in molecules called lipoproteins. These are sphere-shaped assemblies (containing lipids and proteins) that keep the cholesterol separated from the blood ... Read More »
There are several ways to determine your overall Cardiovascular Health. One of the most famous and validated is what is called the Framingham Risk Assessment. This was born out of the Framingham ... Read More »
If you have high cholesterol, it is best to eat a reduced fat diet. Dietary fat should be limited to 25-30% of daily caloric intake. It is especially important to reduce saturated fat from red meat ... Read More »

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