Omega 3’s Lower Blood Pressure in Young Adults

New research using the Omega 3 Index blood test shows that higher levels of these fatty acids in the body is correlated with lower blood pressure in healthy young adults. The findings suggest that Omega-3 supplements can support long-term positive health outcomes, including healthy aging, in young adults. The research will be published next month in… Read more »

Yoga Lowers Heart Disease Risk

According to a review of yoga and cardiovascular disease published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, yoga may help lower your heart disease risk as much as conventional exercise, such as walking. The studies in the review looked at different types of yoga, including both mild and more strenuous forms. The participants ranged in age and… Read more »

Why Krill Oil is Good For Your Heart

The Omega 3 fatty acids found in krill oil have been shown to support healthy blood pressure and heart rhythm, plus long-term heart health. For optimizing healthy cholesterol and decreasing triglycerides, research suggests krill oil is the way to go. A 12-week study published in the journal Lipid Technology looked at 120 people with high… Read more »

The Benefits of Exercise for High Blood Pressure

It’s true that any exercise is better than none when it comes to heart health, but how and when you do it can make a significant difference. Low-impact exercise like walking, lightweight training and swimming are most effective, especially if you spread it throughout the day. Exercise lowers blood pressure by altering blood vessel stiffness… Read more »

Studies Support Vitamin C for Heart Health

One of the most recent studied areas of vitamin C benefits is that of cardiovascular health. Researchers are finding that vitamin C impacts several aspects of heart health health, ranging from blood pressure to endothelial health. Perhaps it’s not surprising that as the relationship between oxidative damage, inflammation, and atherosclerosis becomes increasingly investigated by science,… Read more »

National Wear Red Day

On the first Friday in February, every year men and women wear red to raise awareness and dispel the myths of heart disease, the number one killer of women. In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against a disease that was claiming the lives of nearly… Read more »

Women and Heart Disease

Heart disease is no longer thought of as a man’s disease. In the past, women typically received less aggressive treatment for heart disease and were not referred for diagnostic tests as often. As a result, by the time many women were actually diagnosed with heart disease, the disease was already in advanced stages and the… Read more »

Reduce Statin Side Effects Naturally

Roughly one-quarter of adults over age 45 are taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. According to recent research, 17 percent of patients taking the pills reported side effects, including muscle pain, nausea and problems with their liver or nervous system. That’s much higher than the previous numbers reported to provide evidence for regulatory approval of statins. The… Read more »

How Women Can Reduce their Risk of Heart Attack

Contrary to popular belief, Heart Disease is just as common in women as in men. In fact, nearly 460,000 women die of cardiovascular disease every year, according to the most recent data from the American Heart Association. Women often have less extreme symptoms than men, so they may be more likely to ignore warning signs… Read more »

Heart Attack Patients May Have Undiagnosed Diabetes

According to a recent study, at least 1 in 10 heart attack patients may have undiagnosed diabetes. Researchers tested the A1C levels (a standard test to determine blood sugar levels) of 2,854 heart attack patients who did not have a known diagnosis of diabetes and found some startling data. Among the patients, 287 (10.1 percent)… Read more »