Cardiovascular Health

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Reduce Carbs, Cut Heart Disease

Over the years, the long-term Harvard Nurses’ Health Study has provided results that support some of the premises upon which Dr. Atkins has based his philosophy. Now research from the Harvard School of Public Health shows the significance of differentiating between carbs based upon their rating on the glycemic index to reduce risk of coronary Read More

Low Carbohydrate Diets Improve Atherogenic Dyslipidemia Even in the absence of weight loss

The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/3/1/24 Read More

Just in time for Valentine’s Day: 7 heart-healthy tips

The month of February is not just about flowers and chocolate (preferably a chocolate Atkins bar or shake). February is also American Heart Month. Take some time to be good to your heart, and share these heart-healthy tips with your friends and family. 1. Measure your middle: Waist size forecasts heart health better than weight Read More

High Carb Link to Heart Attacks

A landmark research study by Dr. Michael Shechter of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine and the Heart Institute of Sheba Medical Center, with collaboration of the Endocrinology Institute, shows exactly how high carbohydrate foods increase the risk for heart problems. Researchers looked at four groups of volunteers. One group ate a cornflake mush Read More

Healthy Hearts: Five Atkins-friendly tips for a healthy heart

February is American Heart Month and for good reason. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. One in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, which is equal to 2,200 deaths per day. There are many factors that play a role in the development of heart disease. Some Read More

Do You Have Metabolic Syndrome?

As waistlines expand, so does the epidemic of metabolic syndrome. It’s estimated that nearly one of every four American adults has this condition(1). If you’re one of them, it puts you on the track to developing type 2 diabetes and triples your risk for heart disease down the road. The identification of metabolic syndrome two Read More

Heart Health Tips: Benefits of a Low Carb Diet on Heart Health

It’s a sobering fact: Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. Since February is American Heart Month, it’s an important time to make sure you’re doing everything you can do to keep your ticker in tip-top shape. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends the following heart health tips: Don’t smoke Maintain a healthy Read More

The Deadly Duo

Ask a handful of people: “What is the leading cause of heart disease?” They’ll probably guess high cholesterol, heredity—perhaps obesity. The right answer: Diabetes. About 75 percent of people who have diabetes will die of heart disease. The same conditions that eventually lead to a diagnosis of diabetes also cause artery-narrowing plaques to build up, Read More

Atkins Diet Beats Low-Fat for Improving Metabolic Syndrome

Over the years, thousands of people have turned to the Atkins dietary strategy of reduced sugar and carbohydrates for its demonstrated ability to help people lose weight and keep it off. But in the last decade, emerging research has shown over and over again, that the Atkins diet can actually accomplish even more than that. Read More

The Dangers of Trans Fats

Manufactured hydrogenated oils, which your body cannot digest, are a serious risk to heart health. Many Americans are still unaware that the one of the most harmful heart-health trends of the last century was the gradual replacement of healthy natural fats with foods such as margarine. Many margarines were formed by hydrogenating or partially hydrogenating Read More

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