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 in predicting cardiovascular disease risk among adults of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. The research, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology,Read

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 50 percent of heart attack survivors. While survival after a heart attack is possible for most, too many survivors have long-term complications such as heartRead

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. Previous trials back up these findings — in fact, some research suggests that cocoa flavanols lower blood pressure and arterial stiffness as much as certain bloodRead