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Do you know your risk for heart disease? Learn what increases our cardiovascular risk and how we can reduce or control risk factors that we may have.
Are there drawbacks to drinking a lot of coffee?
Can a patient with pre-diabetes prevent the onset of diabetes?
A recent study demonstrated that a healthy diet, rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, whole grains, fish, and moderate alcohol intake can help prevent sudden cardiac death and improve overall cardiovascular health.
At what age are adults considered at highest risk for a heart attack?
Besides chocolate, what other foods contain flavonoids?
Are carbohydrates unhealthy?
Am I at risk for pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH)?
Are the health effects of smoking irreversible?
Are there any differences observed in lifetime heart disease risk trends between men and women?
Are men no longer at significant risk for heart disease?
Does replacing regular soda with diet soft drinks reduce extra sugar and calorie consumption?
It’s true that diet soft drinks don’t contain sugar, so switching from sugary soft drinks to diet drinks can help reduce excess sugar and calorie consumption. However, it’s still important to look at the overall quality of the diet. In this study, teens who consumed lots of sugar also consumed less protein and fiber. If teens switch to diet drinks but continue to eat the same way, they are likely to be missing out on important nutrients they need for good health. The study didn’t comment on the intake of calcium and other minerals and vitamins, but filling up on sodas, even if they’re diet sodas, may mean that a teen is not drinking enough milk or eating a balanced diet. In addition, many sodas contain caffeine, and cola drinks contain high levels of phosphates. A diet that’s high in phosphates but low in calcium can lead to weaker bones, a special concern for girls.
Does cardiovascular risk differ among different races or ethnicities?
Yes. Research from 2012 shows that African-American adults have among the highest rates of hypertension in the world (44% vs. 33.5% of U.S. adults). African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Hispanic/Latino individuals and other ethnic minorities are also disproportionately affected by diabetes, and Mexican-American and African American children are disproportionately affected by overweight and obesity.
Does coffee have other health benefits?
Can women without any history of heart disease develop cardiovascular complications during pregnancy?
Can weight loss improve my health?
Can tai chi be dangerous for some patients?
Can sleep apnea cause other complications, aside from cardiovascular events?
Do radiation risks associated with medical tests often outweigh the benefits?
Do episodic physical activity and sexual activity have equal risk for cardiac events?
Do factors other than inactivity contribute to health risks associated with TV viewing?
Is 6-8 hours of sleep right for everyone?
In which types of foods are n-3 PUFAs found?
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