Heart Disease

Heart disease is caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries surrounding the heart. This buildup restricts the flow of blood and oxygen to the body, causing long-term damage. Learn more about heart disease here:

The American Medical Association recently voted to change the definition of obesity to a "disease." What does that actually mean, and will it really change American's ever-growing waistlines?
A new study says vegetarians live longer than meat eaters. But is it too early to ditch meat altogether?
A new study finds a compound in coffee can actually contribute to obesity and chronic disease in mice. We break down the scientific stuff to see if it's really time to cut the java addiction.

Eat them, don’t eat them; remove the yolks, leave them in. Eggs have been the source of a lot of controversy, but new research says they aren’t associated with an increased risk of heart disease or stroke.

Genetics can play a huge role in our health, and scientists may have just discovered one more reason why. The presence of certain “tags” on our DNA can activate the genes that cause diseases such as arthritis.

Looking young isn't just about dying our hair and wearing the latest fashion trends. Dr. James Hardeman, author of "Appears Younger Than Stated Age," talks about the keys to preventing health problems down the road and feeling young at heart.

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No wonder Willy Wonka has a healthy heart! Celebrate National Chocolate Day in moderation this year! In the right form, chocolate can help reduce the risk of coronary disease, lower blood pressure, beat stress, and more.

The payoffs of good dental hygiene extend way beyond the mouth. Think cardiovascular health, blood sugar control, inflammation, and more. Warning: reading this article may facilitate flossing, brushing, or rinsing ASAP.

Looking young isn't just about dying our hair and wearing the latest fashion trends. Dr. James Hardeman, author of "Appears Younger Than Stated Age," talks about the keys to preventing health problems down the road and feeling young at heart.

Genetics can play a huge role in our health, and scientists may have just discovered one more reason why. The presence of certain “tags” on our DNA can activate the genes that cause diseases such as arthritis.

Eat them, don’t eat them; remove the yolks, leave them in. Eggs have been the source of a lot of controversy, but new research says they aren’t associated with an increased risk of heart disease or stroke.

Don't be afraid to knock back a cold one this summer. Studies suggest one to two alcoholic drinks a day— including beer— can reduce the risk of heart disease.

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