Archive | heart health

What your Cholesterol Numbers Really Mean

LDL used to be the “bad cholesterol” and HDL the “good cholesterol.” That’s the tidy story I learned in my grad school lipids class 13 years ago, but the science has evolved since then. High HDL is no longer automatically good, for example. Let’s take a look at what your cholesterol numbers really mean.Read more… […]

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Omega-3s Aren’t So Great For Your Heart After All

Omega-3s were supposed to protect us all from heart disease and other health problems, but it’s taken some time for the evidence to catch up with the hype around these supplements. Based on a large and important study published earlier this year in JAMA Cardiology, that evidence is here: fish oil or omega-3…Read more… Continue […]

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The Most Exciting Moments of Apple’s Event, as Told By Viewers’ Heart Rates

The heart rate monitoring features of the Apple Watch got a shout-out at yesterday’s event: the new watch will monitor more heartbeat-related metrics and Apple will partner with AmWell and Stanford for a medical study. But at the same time, heart rate app Cardiogram was quietly tracking how users reacted to the day’s…Read more… Continue […]

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What to Worry About This Week: Coconut Oil, Fries, and Everything Else You’re Eating 

How drastically have new advances in science changed what we know about nutrition? This week, just a little. We’re looking at three studies on potatoes, coconut oil, and vegetarian diets.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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