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Hitting cardiovascular health targets can help elderly live longer

12 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Meeting some or all of the American Heart Association’s seven ideal cardiovascular health goals is associated with longer life and fewer heart attacks and strokes, no matter your age.

Coconut oil has more saturated fat than lard

Coconut oil isn't heart healthy, according to the American Heart Association. Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, says, "While there is little data on the direct effects of coconut oil on cardiovascular disease, the AHA advised against using coconut oil because it raises low-density lipoprotein, or LDL cholesterol." Dr. Hensrud […]

Please Stop Freaking Out About Coconut Oil

An American Heart Association (AHA) report has people asking "Is coconut oil healthy?" But it doesn't say anything we didn't already know.

The American Heart Association Says Coconut Oil Is Bad for You

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

It contains more saturated fat than butter, beef fat, and pork lard.

Coconut oil has more ‘bad’ fat than beef and butter: heart doctors

(Reuters Health) - Coconut oil raises ‘bad’ cholesterol in the same way as other foods high in saturated fats like butter and beef, according to the American Heart Association.

Nutrition experts warn coconut oil is on par with beef fat, butter

Step away from that coconut! The American Heart Association just released a report advising against the use of coconut oil. In fact, coconut oil may be as unhealthy as beef drippings and butter. Gulp! In an unpleasant surprise for many health food devotees, research showed that coconut oil increased...

Is vegetable oil really as good as a statin?

After decades of scientific squabbles over the role of saturated fat in the development of heart disease, the American Heart Association (AHA) claimed last week to have put the debate behind us in a news release that began this way: “Replacing saturated fats with healthier ones found in some vegetable oils can reduce cholesterol levels […]

Sorry, Coconut Oil Fans—the American Heart Association Says It's Not Healthy

6 days agoNews : Trending Now

The American Heart Association released an advisory on Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease this week and they aren't going so easy on coconut oil.For starters, it has A LOT of saturated fat, which is kind of shocking since the...Show More Summary

Coconut oil isn't healthy. It's never been healthy.

last weekNews : USAToday: News

“We advise against the use of coconut oil," the American Heart Association says in a new report.        

Drones could save lives with rapid heart attack response

Drones could help save the lives of heart attack victims by delivering defibrillators faster than an ambulance can arrive at the scene, according to a report Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. By reducing the...Show More Summary

Seattle Sugary Drinks Tax Passes Council

The Seattle Healthy Kids Coalition and American Heart Association celebrate the Seattle City Council today voting to adopt a tax on sugary drinks in Seattle to increase funding for healthy food access, public health, early learning and education programs for communities most affected by the obesity and Type 2 diabetes epidemics. Thomas R. Show More Summary

Has Pokemon GO made you more active?

2 weeks agoTechnology / Google : Phandroid

The American Heart Association has published a new study that falls under the "well, no duh" category. The study finds that Pokemon GO may contribute to better health, as the game encourages folks to be more active. But is that actually true for you?

Social jet lag is associated with worse mood, poorer health and heart disease

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Preliminary results of a new study show that social jet lag has emerged as an important circadian marker for health outcomes.

Temple University Hospital Honored by the American Heart Association with Mission: Lifeline Achievement Award

Temple University Hospital has earned the Mission: Lifeline(r) Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

Hands-only CPR training available for free June 1 in Orange County

Free CPR training, using a hands-only technique, will be offered throughout Orange County on Thursday, June 1. The trainings are through a partnership between county Emergency Medical Services and the American Heart Association. Participants will be taught how and when to use Hands-Only CPR. The technique is different from conventional CPR because it focuses on […]

Penn's Garret FitzGerald Receives American Heart Association Merit Award to Enhance Blood Pressure Control

Garret FitzGerald, MD, FRS, director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received a $1 million Merit Award from the American Heart Association (AHA) to help the millions of patients with high blood pressure improve their condition.

Dentists in good compliance with American Heart Association guidelines, according to Rochester epidemiology project

(Mayo Clinic) In the first study examining dental records in the Rochester Epidemiology Project, results show that dentists and oral surgeons are in good compliance with guidelines issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2007, describing prophylactic antibiotic use prior to invasive dental procedures.

How to De-stress in 5 Effective Ways

last monthFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Stress has become a new epidemic, and according to the American Psychological Association it contributes to the six leading causes of death: cancer, heart disease, suicide, lung ailments, cirrhosis of the liver, and accidents. It can...Show More Summary

Tim Heidecker Sings About Internet Trolls and Burning Down the White House in New Songs: Listen

Tim Heidecker has shared two new songs, “For Chan” and “Cooked Chinese Chicken (Is Coming Our Way).” Proceeds from the songs go to the ACLU and American Heart Association, respectively. In “For Chan,” Heidecker sings from the perspective...Show More Summary

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