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Calcium tests may show who is at risk for heart disease
Date: 2010-04-29 21:48:53
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that, in addition to cholesterol and blood pressure testing, screening for arterial calcium levels may be advisable to patients who are concerned about their risk for developing heart disease.... Full Story

Experts: Heart disease is a bigger problem than thought
Date: 2010-04-29 13:54:13
Heart disease kills more Americans each year than any other condition, and a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that nearly half of all adults in the country have one of three conditions that can lead to cardiovascular disease. ... Full Story

Study: Fasting not necessary before cholesterol testing
Date: 2010-04-28 13:44:25
Cholesterol testing can play an important role in monitoring overall health, but for many people, the required fasting before the test can be difficult. ... Full Story

Anti-depressant drugs may help reduce risk of heart disease
Date: 2010-04-27 22:35:44
Depression can be a difficult disease to live with for many reasons, but the increased risk of heart disease associated with the condition can be the most deadly. But a new study has found that certain anti-depressant drugs, in addition to boosting mood, may also lower patients' risk of heart disease.... Full Story

Study: olive oil good for heart
Date: 2010-04-27 16:03:33
Foods cooked in olive oil are not only tasty, but new research is suggesting the so-called "Mediterranean diet" may also have heart health benefits and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. ... Full Story

Study finds sugary diets lead to heart disease risk
Date: 2010-04-23 19:06:13
The dental implications of a sugary diet are well known, as is the associated weight gain. But a new study has found that eating too many sweets can also cause major harm to a person's heart. ... Full Story

Overweight, inactive children at greater risk of developing stiff arteries
Date: 2010-04-12 19:34:36
Children with poor endurance and high levels of body fat are at a significantly increased risk of having stiff arteries and atherosclerosis – a condition common to adults in which blood vessels become clogged. ... Full Story

Study: Obese mothers at increased risk of giving birth to babies with heart defects
Date: 2010-04-09 21:50:08
According to a new study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, obese pregnant women are at a greater risk of giving birth to a child with a congenital heart defect than are those of a healthy weight. ... Full Story

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