atherosclerosis


How One Cheese May Protect Your Heart

Blue-veined cheeses have been found to reduce atherogenic inflammation in preliminary studies.


Eating More Berries May Ward Off a Common Heart Concern

A new study finds anthocyanins, the brightly colored antioxidant pigments in berries, can help prevent the inflammatory response that causes atherosclerosis.


Yikes! Who Knew This Could Cause Heart Failure, Too?

Long term exposure to air pollution may be linked to heart attacks and strokes by speeding up atherosclerosis.


Tomato Extract: A Surprising Alternative to Daily Aspirin?

Millions of Americans take a daily dose of aspirin to thin the blood in hopes of reducing their risk of a heart attack or stroke. Is it possible that tomato extract could produce a similar benefit?


Aged Garlic Extract Slashes Plaque Buildup

Today, heart disease is the biggest killer in the U.S. It’s responsible for one in four deaths every year. So taking care of your arteries and preventing dangerous plaque buildup is a number one concern. Of course, exercise and a healthy diet should be at the top of your list. But there’s also another...


What are the Risk Factors for Stroke?

National Stroke Awareness Month takes place in May every year to raise awareness and help people understand the signs and risks of the disease. Stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke and one out of 6...


Study Finds More Benefits of Dark Chocolate — So is it True a “Chocolate Pill” is in the Works?

Dark chocolate can make arteries more flexible as well as hinder white blood cells from adhering to the walls of blood vessels.


The Surprising Way Walnut Oil Might Save Your Heart

New research suggests that eating whole walnuts or their extracted oil can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.


7 Lifestyle Habits that Can Save You From Cancer

Scientists have created a list of seven healthy practices that can dramatically lower the risk of developing cancer or heart disease.


How to Know If Your Heart Is Really at Risk

A great debate on the horizon: What is the best predictor of heart problems — LDL cholesterol or C-reactive protein levels?