Starchy Snacks, ‘Western-Style’ Lunches May Harm Heart Health

June 28, 2021 — New research shows that what you eat and when you eat it may affect heart health.

Researchers found that eating starchy snacks high in white potato or other starches after any meal may increase your risk of getting heart disease. Eating a “Western-style” lunch high in refined grains, cheese, and processed meat was also linked to heart disease.

Conversely, eating fruits with lunch, vegetables at dinner, and a dairy snack in the evening may lower your risk of heart disease.

“People are increasingly concerned about what they eat as well

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If You Want to Improve Your Heart Health, Say Goodbye to Low-Fat Diets

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  • When it comes to nutrition for better heart health, a plant-centered diet (as opposed to a low-fat diet) may be best to lower cardiovascular disease and stroke risks, new research shows.

  • The plant-centered diet emphasizes fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, low-fat dairy, and fish while limiting red and processed meats, sugary treats, salty snacks, and soda.

Cycling offers big-time benefits for your ticker—that’s backed up by studies like this one and this one—but when it comes to nutrition for better heart health, the standard advice to lower your fat intake may not

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Assessment To Intake Orlistat And its Process

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Orlistat inhibits the absorption of a few fat-soluble vitamins including beta carotene by your body. As a result, once you start taking orlistat, you should take a daily multivitamin that includes vitamins A, D, E, K, and beta-carotene. I looked up the name to see if there was a multivitamin that had these vitamins. Take the multivitamin once a day, 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking orlistat, or at bedtime. If you have any concerns about taking a multivitamin while taking orlistat, talk to your doctor or a medication expert.You can click to read more.

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5 Signs You’ve Already Had a Heart Attack

A “silent heart attack” might seem to be a contradiction in terms. Surely, such a serious health event—in which a blockage prevents adequate blood from flowing to the heart, still the #1 cause of death in the U.S.—can’t happen without you even noticing, right?

Not so. In fact, “Nearly half of people who have a heart attack don’t realize it at the time,” says Harvard Medical School. “These so-called silent heart attacks are only diagnosed after the event, when a recording of the heart’s electrical activity (an electrocardiogram, or ECG) or another test reveals evidence of damage to

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American Heart Association reveals disparities in LGBTQ heart health

June is Pride Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the LGBTQ community. Each June, people across the country come together to honor LGBTQ culture and support the community’s rights. And although the LGBTQ population receives a lot of attention during Pride Month, there is one aspect that often goes unnoticed — their heart health.

According to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association, published in October 2020, that examined health care discrimination faced by the LGBTQ community, 56% of LGBTQ adults said they experienced some form of discrimination from clinicians (including the use of harsh/abusive language), and that

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Sleep apnea worsens heart disease, yet often untreated

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Health care experts urge increased awareness of obstructive sleep apnea among people with cardiovascular disease or risk factors such as high blood pressure, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association, published today in Circulation.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs in 40% to 80% of people with cardiovascular disease, yet it is under-recognized and undertreated, according to the statement. OSA occurs when an upper airway obstruction causes repeated episodes of disrupted breathing during sleep. Symptoms include snoring, lapses in breathing, fragmented sleep and daytime sleepiness. In general, about 34% of middle-aged

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