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Omega-6 or omega-3: What should you choose?

Omega-3 fatty acids are what popularly known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). The name ” omega-3 ” is derived from the position of the double bond in the fatty acid chain. 324 more words


Working 55 hours or more per week increases risk of stroke

Working 55 hours or more per week is linked to a one-third greater risk of stroke compared with a 35 to 40-hour work week, according to research published recently. 311 more words


Sodium and potassium: the high’s and the lo’s

We have all heard how a diet high in sodium chloride, aka salt, is not a healthy one. The media has preached endlessly in the past, urging us to stay under the recommended 5g per day limit, for fear of finding ourselves with the dreaded high blood pressure. 539 more words


Heart Disease May Begin, in Part, in the Gut

Researchers are looking at a surprising part of the body to find clues about heart disease. New studies focused on the gut—gut microbes specifically—show a complex link between diet and cardiovascular disease that is not as simple as calorie and fat counts. 371 more words


No proof that butter is better

Original post from Heart Matters


 “Butter unlikely to harm health, but margarine could be deadly”

– The Telegraph, 12 August 2015

The BHF’s view…

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Mild sodium abnormalities, but not potassium, increases CV risk in otherwise low risk elders


Facts: Mild hyponatremia at the low end of the normal range, as well as hypernatremia, are both associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality in older men with no history of coronary heart disease, heart failure, or stroke. 87 more words

Together as One - Inflammation, Cardiovascular Disease, and Diet!

Inflammation, Cardiovascular Disease, and Diet

About one in every three deaths in the U.S. is attributed to cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attacks and stroke.  435 more words

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