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Apple cider vinegar pills: Health claims and evidence
Posted on Friday August 16, 2019

Apple cider vinegar is gaining popularity as a potential treatment for a range of health issues. We investigate the science behind the claims.

Plant based diet may reduce cardiovascular death risk by 32%
Posted on Saturday August 10, 2019

More plant based foods and fewer animal products may be the key to optimal heart health and lowering the risk of heart attacks or strokes.

Do rising obesity levels explain cardiovascular mortality trends?
Posted on Tuesday August 06, 2019

Many countries worldwide are losing the progress they had made in lowering mortality rates related to cardiovascular events. Why is this happening?

Is diet soda bad for you? Know the health risks
Posted on Wednesday July 31, 2019

Many people drink diet soda as a low or zero calorie alternative to regular soda. While it may seem like the better choice, diet soda still has health risks. Learn about them here.

Stopping statins may increase cardiovascular risk
Posted on Wednesday July 31, 2019

New research warns that stopping statin use later in life could significantly increase a person's risk of heart problems and vascular events.

Both blood pressure numbers may predict heart disease
Posted on Saturday July 27, 2019

A new large-scale study suggests that both components of a blood pressure reading may predict the risk of heart attack and stroke.

A guide to antioxidant foods
Posted on Friday July 26, 2019

Antioxidants are in many healthful foods. Experts believe that they help the body fight harmful free radicals that can lead to various health conditions. Find out which 13 foods to eat to get plenty of antioxidants here.

How an ancient mutation may predispose humans to heart disease
Posted on Thursday July 25, 2019

In a study in mice, scientists explain how the loss of a single gene millions of years ago may predispose us to coronary heart disease.

Everything you need to know about coming off statins
Posted on Wednesday July 24, 2019

Statins are a type of medication that doctors prescribe to lower levels of 'bad' cholesterol and reduce the risks of heart attack and stroke. Learn how and why people stop taking statins here.

Heart disease: Millions taking daily aspirin without doctor's advice
Posted on Tuesday July 23, 2019

A new study finds that many U.S. adults are using daily low dose aspirin to prevent heart disease, despite new guidelines advising against this.