Are Saturated Fats Good For You?

Is Everything We Thought We Knew About Fats Wrong? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney Bring out the fatted calf! Headlines are proclaiming that saturated fats don’t increase your risk of heart disease – and that they may actually be good for you. The study (Annals of Internal Medicine, 160: 398-406, 2014) that attracted all the attention […]

DOES AN APPLE A DAY KEEP STATINS AWAY?

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WRITTEN BY DR. STEVE CHANEY ON FEBRUARY 4, 2014. THE LATEST ON DIET AND HEART HEALTH AUTHOR: DR. STEPHEN CHANEY In a previous “Health Tips From the Professor” I talked about how difficult it has been to prove that statins significantly reduce the risk of heart attack or cardiovascular deaths in a low risk population group. Now let’s […]

An Apple a Day Keeps the Cardiologist Away

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Last week I shared with you a study suggesting that eating more  fruits and vegetables makes you happy. One reason these people  may be happier may be that they are also healthier.  For example, today’s study (Crowe et al, Am. J. Clin. Nutr., doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.044073) shows that vegetarians have a 32% lower risk of developing heart disease. […]