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How That Cup of Joe Might Perk up Your Heart
In the past, some have raised concerns that coffee could be bad for the heart. Growing evidence, however, suggests that drinking coffee regularly may boost heart health.
What Vitamin D May Do for Kids' Health
Parents try to do everything they can to keep their kiddos healthy and happy, which can also set kids up to be healthy adults. This principle may also apply to making sure kids get the right amount of vitamin D.
Not All Fats Created Equal
Fats are a necessary part of the diet. But choosing the wrong type of fat may be the difference between a harmless snack and an unhealthy choice for the heart.
Global Sodium Intake Exceeded Recommendations
Salt is a pantry staple and an ingredient present in many recipes. But too much of the seasoning can lead to high blood pressure and the potential for other serious heart conditions.
Too Much Exercise May Be a Bad Thing
Cardiovascular exercise like running or walking has a number of health benefits. But too much exercise may be unhealthy, especially after a heart attack.
Not Too Late for Young Adults to Lower Heart Disease Risk
Healthy living is marked by things like not smoking or drinking too much, eating right and exercising. If you haven't done those things by young adulthood, has the damage already been done?
Big but Fit? Don’t Count on It
Although obesity is linked to heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, some heavy people seem immune. Those considered “healthy” obese, however, may face health troubles down the line.
Weight Loss Always Counts for Heart Health
Even after losing weight, many people end up gaining it back later. Does that time spent at a lower weight still come with health benefits?
A Diet Rich in Fish Nets a Healthy Heart
Many studies have shown that eating fish can be good for the heart. To have a protective effect, however, fish consumption may have to be higher than once thought.
Heavy Drinking and Hangovers Tied to Stroke
Waking up with a hangover can leave you with a headache for the rest of the day. Recent research suggests that it also may lead to lasting damage to blood vessels.