According to a new statement released by the American Heart Association (AHA), owning a pet, particularly a dog, may reduce your risk of heart disease. The conclusion came following a review of dozens of studies that showed pet owners were in better health than non-pet owners.
The Institute of Medicine has now reported that Americans should no longer limit their salt consumption. Low-salt diets can lead to increased risk of heart attack, as well as increased cholesterol, insulin levels, and hypertension, despite being told that salt was unhealthy for years.
A new study published in the journal Atherosclerosis confirms that pomegranate extract may prevent and/or reverse the primary pathology associated with cardiac mortality: the progressive thickening of the coronary arteries caused by the accumulation of fatty materials known as atherosclerosis.
Lipid Researcher, 98, Reports On the Dietary Causes of Heart Disease
A 98-year-old researcher argues that, contrary to decades of clinical assumptions and advice to patients, dietary cholesterol is good for your heart — unless that cholesterol is unnaturally oxidized (by frying foods in reused oil, eating lots of polyunsaturated fats, or smoking). The […]
Can we jettison misguided and dangerous recommendations on fat and heart disease – please? It’s not often that the mainstream media notices an academic meta-analysis, or study of studies – particularly if it goes against the tide of prevailing dietary advice. But that’s what happened with a recent Australian study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The BMJ paper was an update of a previous meta-analysis by the same investigators, looking at the consequences for cardiovascular health of replacing dietary saturated fats (i.e. butter) with polyunsaturated, omega-6 fatty acids (PUFAs). This time around, the group reassessed the results of the Sydney Diet Heart Study (SDHS), a randomized, controlled trial involving 458 patients that compared the rates of cardiovascular disease among subjects who increased the amount of omega-6 PUFAs – specifically, linoleic acid from safflower oil – in their diet with patients who continued their normal diet. As well as reanalyzing the results, the investigators incorporated them into their previous meta-analysis. The SDHS results were clear: replacing dietary saturated fats with omega-6 PUFAs increased all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality and mortality from coronary heart disease.
by Lorie Johnson
Keeping up with which foods to eat and which ones to avoid could be a full-time job. That’s because scientists continue to learn more about what we put in our bodies.
Some of their latest findings could change your mind about fat.
Twenty years ago, doctors told us to stay away from high-fat […]
By Dr. Mercola
When it comes to fruit, berries are among the healthiest variety to choose, as they are densely packed with a variety of potent phytochemicals and fiber while at the same time being relatively low in sugar.
Blueberries and strawberries, in particular, have recently been highlighted by Harvard researchers as ‘superfoods’ for heart health.
Lorie Johnson of CBN interviews Dr. Stephen Sinatra, a veteran cardiologist, who reveals that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease. “Cholesterol is your friend” he states, and has many benefits. He believes processed sugar and carbohydrates are the problem, and advocates eating healthy fats, including coconut oil. The dangers of statin drugs are […]
Health Impact News Editor Comment: How ironic is it that the belief in the lipid theory of heart disease, and the theory that high cholesterol contributes to heart disease and therefore needs to be reduced via medication, is in fact contributing to heart disease as yet another study is published showing the dangers of […]
by Heidi Stevenson
Whatever possessed medicos to use a known poison as a treatment for heart disease, there can be no possible excuse for the decades of harm and the millions of people who have died as a result of the deadly drug, digitalis.
For decades, the standard medical treatment for irregular heartbeat has been digitalis, […]