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The American Heart Association has recently published new dietary guidelines that will replace their Step 1 and Step 2 diets. The new guidelines are designed to help individuals achieve four goals, with two or three specific recommendations listed under each one. Use these as a checklist to make sure...
 
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Olive oil may have a positive impact on blood lipid levels, but some evidence shows that excess amounts in the diet may cause the progression of atherosclerosis. Most people think that olive oil and other high mono-unsaturated fats (MUFAs) would be heart-healthy additions to their diets. If you are...
 

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Heart Bars, a new designer food, are supplemented with a fairly large amount of L-Arginine (Arg), a nitrogen-rich amino acid that serves as the natural precursor to nitric oxide (NO) in endothelial cells. NO is also known as endothelial derived relaxing factor (EDRF or EDNO). The release of NO from endothelial cells causes the blood ... How Do Heart Bars Work?
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One recent study teaches us by its mistakes. A heart healthy diet is much more than being low in fat - it is high in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and beans. A recent study by Dr. Dreon and others in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition provides us, in a round about way, with a ... Heart Healthy Lesson
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Help for High Blood Pressure Most Americans will develop essential hypertension in their lifetime and more than half of adult Americans have a blood pressure that is higher than normal. One in four Americans already has hypertension which puts them at increased risk for stroke, heart attack, and kidney...