Posts Tagged 'heart disease'

When does heart disease begin (and what this tells us about prevention)?

When does heart disease begin (and what this tells us about prevention)?

I know, I know, I said I was going to limit things to one post per year, but the last one doesn’t really count and while the year isn’t even half over I’m willing to predict nothing will inspire me more to write a post in the next 6 months than Allan Sniderman’s recent editorial piece in JAMA Cardiology. More on that momentarily.

Before I get into this post I want to lay a few things out.

  1. This post is written mostly ...
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Is a Mediterranean diet best for preventing heart disease?

Is a Mediterranean diet best for preventing heart disease?

This week an article titled Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet was featured in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study received a considerable amount of attention, including an article in the NY Times.

Study design

The objective of this study, as its name suggests, was to study the impact of a Mediterranean Diet on the primary ...

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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part IX

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part IX

Previously, across 8 parts of this series we’ve laid the groundwork to ask perhaps the most important question of all:

What should you eat to have the greatest chance of delaying the arrival of cardiovascular disease?

Before we get there, since this series has been longer and more detailed than any of us may have wanted, it is probably worth reviewing the summary points from the previous posts in this series (or you can just skip this and jump to the ...

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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VI

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VI

 

Previously, in Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV and Part V of this series, we addressed these 7 concepts:

     #1What is cholesterol?

     #2What is the relationship between the cholesterol we eat and the cholesterol in our body?

     #3 — ...

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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part V

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part V

In Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV of this series, we addressed these 6 concepts:

     #1What is cholesterol?

     #2What is the relationship between the cholesterol we eat and the cholesterol in our body?

     #3Is cholesterol bad?

     #4 How does cholesterol move around our body?

     #5 How do we measure cholesterol?

     #6How does cholesterol actually cause problems?

In this post we’ll continue to build out ...

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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part IV

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part IV

 

Previously, in Part I, Part II and Part III of this series, we addressed these 5 concepts:

     #1What is cholesterol?

     #2What is the relationship between the cholesterol we eat and the cholesterol in our body?

     #3Is cholesterol bad?

     #4 How does cholesterol move around our body?

     #5 How do we measure cholesterol?

In this post we’ll continue to build out the story with the next concept:

     #6How does cholesterol ...

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