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Integration of Pharmaceuticals and Natural Products in Cardiometabolic Care

Available now! This self-guided 60-90 minute mini-course reviews evidence-based therapies for obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and hypertension. Access the course here.    Presenter: Kelly Heim, Ph.D. Kelly Heim, ...

Celiacs Have an Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

People who have celiac disease may face higher odds of developing cardiovascular disease — even though they often lack the “traditional” risk factors for heart ...

Micronutrients That Do and Don’t Help Your Heart

Researchers have pinpointed specific antioxidant supplements that offer heart-protective benefits, according to a meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  Healthy ...

Not Everyone Benefits From High HDL

A National Institutes of Health-supported study found that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, known as “good cholesterol,” may not be as effective as scientists once believed ...

Iron Fuels Chronic Heart Failure

A multi-institution study published in Nature Communications reveals that iron drives fatty tissue formation in the heart and leads to chronic heart failure in roughly ...

High Blood Pressure and Dementia – There Is a Strong Link

Controlling high blood pressure later in life slashes the risk of dementia, according to a study in the European Heart Journal. While other trials have ...

Lipid Energy Model

A large body of evidence supports the use of very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets for weight loss, reversing metabolic syndrome, putting type 2 diabetes into remission, ...

Cocoa Capsules Lower Blood Pressure

For people with existing hypertension, capsules containing cocoa flavanols helped reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness, according to a small study in Frontiers in Nutrition. ...

For Heart Patients, Too Little Salt Isn’t Always a Good Thing

When it comes to diet advice for heart health, we’ve all heard the same thing — reduce your sodium intake. Turns out, that may not ...
Anti-Inflammatory Function of HDL Cholesterol

There is no such thing as “good” and “bad” cholesterol.

In this column, I’d like to take a closer look at three widely shared assumptions that greatly influence how we think about cholesterol and heart ...

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