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That Diet Coke May Not Be Your Friend Sep 26th, 2019

According to the American Heart Association’s recently released results of two long-term studies, sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and artificially-sweetened beverages (ASBs) pose long-term health risks, and are both associated with a higher risk of death.   Mubashar A. Choudry M.D., F.A.C.C., Chief Medical Officer, Washington Cardiovascular Institute stated this ruling was based on two...

Dollars To Donuts, You Want A Banana Not a Banana Split Sep 26th, 2019

As discussed in our previous articles, That Diet Coke May Not Be Your Friend and That Diet Coke May Not Be Your Friend; That Regular Coke May Not Be Either , overconsumption of added sugar and sugar in general leads to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD-related...

That Diet Coke May Not Be Your Friend; That Regular Coke May Not Be Either Sep 26th, 2019

A recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine indicates that a diet too heavy in sugar intake leads to a higher probability of cardiovascular disease and death later on in life, even if one is not overweight.   As previously discussed in our article...

What Now? Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Not The Only Option for Reducing CVD Risks Sep 26th, 2019

As stated in the previous articles Nix Daily Low-Dose Aspirin, and RIP Primary Prevention Status of Daily Aspirin Intake, for decades, doctors prescribed daily low-dose aspirin intake in order to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease in the future. Studies published by the AHA and the American College for Cardiology...

RIP Primary Prevention Status of Daily Aspirin Intake Sep 16th, 2019

March 17, 2019: The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a new guideline for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.   Mubashar A. Choudry M.D., F.A.C.C., Chief Medical Officer, Washington Cardiovascular Institute designates this guideline as a “one-stop-shop” for accurate information in the primary...

Nix Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Sep 15th, 2019

As is often the case in the world of health, there are times when prescriptions, medications or preventative care treatments which used to be thought of as “good for us” or “healthy” are studied more closely and deemed the opposite (in 1898, Bayer Pharmaceuticals advertised a “non-addictive” heroin-laced cold medicine...

The Speculation Continues, but the Facts Remain: Cut Down on Egg Consumption Jul 23rd, 2019

Last month, JAMA released a study which indicated that people who consume an additional three to four eggs a week (or more than 300 mg per day in dietary cholesterol) are at a higher risk for death and cardiovascular disease (CVD). While we discussed the particulars of the results in...

A cautionary ruling on eating foods that are high in cholesterol Jul 23rd, 2019

A comprehensive JAMA study published earlier this year (Associations of Dietary Cholesterol or Egg Consumption With Incident Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality, 2019) contradicts the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s current ruling on the negative long-term health effects of consuming cholesterol, specifically in the form of eggs. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee...

Not My Father’s Food Pyramid Jul 22nd, 2019

Eggs are one of those foods that provide natural fat, which has been historically deemed definitively “good.” They’re an excellent source of protein, they give you energy, they’re a healthy non-meat alternative for (most) vegetarians etc. However, recent studies conclude that even an incremental increase in egg consumption can harm...

Diabetic Amputations Are On The Rise In The US Feb 11th, 2019

A recent article in the American Journal of Managed Care highlighted a new study that showed that after a 2-decade decline in non-traumatic lower extremity amputation rates for diabetics in the US, amputation rates are on the rise again. Leveraging data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample of NLEA (nontraumatic lower extremity amputation),...

Do You Know How To Stave Off A Heart Attack Jul 1st, 2017

Heart attacks happen fast, but risk builds even in your 20s and 30s. Test your knowledge of heart-healthy habits.Take the Quiz

About Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Jun 1st, 2017

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the legs, stomach, arms, and head – most commonly in the arteries of the legs. PAD is similar to coronary artery disease (CAD).Both PAD and CAD are caused by atherosclerosis that narrows and blocks arteries in various critical regions of the body.Learn more 

Best Heart Healthy Diets Jun 1st, 2017

Being overweight is just one factor that puts people at risk for heart disease and things like a stroke or heart attack. A heart-healthy diet can help you lose weight and lower your cholesterol, blood pressure or triglycerides. According to experts who rated the 38 diets below, the DASH diet...

What To Know Before Taking Blood Thinners Jun 1st, 2017

Millions of Americans take blood thinners to prevent the formation of blood clots and stroke, including many people who have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder.Yet despite the ability of anticoagulants to prevent dangerous blood clots and stroke, these drugs carry serious risks, too, including life-threatening bleeding....