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  1. Five Super Foods for Your Heart

    This "powerhouse" tops the list, says Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD/LD, WebMD's director of nutrition. And Lisa Hark, PhD, RD, says, "Blueberries are not only delicious but are also rich in antioxidants." Hark is co-author, with Darwin Deen, MD, of Nutrition for Life: The No-Nonsense, No-Fad Approach to

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  2. Three Heart-Healthy Makeovers

    Young or old, slim or overweight, male or female: Heart disease does not discriminate. We're all at risk for heart disease, still one of the top health conditions in the United States. Over time, symptoms leading to heart disease -- such as plaque buildup in arteries, high blood pressure, and high c

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  3. Breakthroughs in Atherosclerosis Treatment

    In the battle against atherosclerosis, the stakes remain high. Scientists have made exciting medical advances, but the disease persists as a leading cause of illness and death in the United States. This year alone, atherosclerosis will contribute to about 1.2 million heart attacks among Americans. “

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  4. High Cholesterol Treatment -- What Works?

    If you've just been diagnosed with high cholesterol, you may be worried. After all, along with your age, genes, and other factors, high cholesterol is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and stroke. But while you can't turn back the clock or yank out unhealthy genes from you

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  5. Test Your Atherosclerosis Smarts

    Atherosclerosis: You already know it's bad news. Hardening of the arteries is a leading cause of sickness and death in the United States. In 2005, roughly 870,000 people in this country died of cardiovascular disease largely caused by atherosclerotic problems. That's almost double the number of deat

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  6. Women and Heart Disease: Key Facts You Need to Know

    Which one of the following statements is true?  Each year, heart disease claims the lives of more women then breast cancer and lung cancer combined. A greater percentage of women die within one year of a heart attack than men. The death rate of African-American women due to cardiovascular disease is

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  7. Hardened Arteries: It's About More Than Heart Disease

    Lots of people worry about atherosclerosis -- or hardening of the arteries -- as a factor in heart disease and stroke. But did you know that diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, a sedentary lifestyle, and obesity are all major risk factors for atherosclerosis? Take the case of Barbie Per

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  8. Atherosclerosis: What’s Happening Inside Your Arteries?

    Ever wish you could see inside your arteries? These blood vessels deliver oxygen-rich blood to every corner of our bodies. Maintaining the flow is essential to life and health. Atherosclerosis causes narrowing and hardening of the arteries, creating slowdowns in blood flow. Even worse, atheroscleros

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  9. Atherosclerosis: Your Arteries Age by Age

    Atherosclerosis takes place over a lifetime. Complications from atherosclerosis tend to happen later in life. But the process of narrowing and hardening of the arteries starts early, progressing over decades. Developing some atherosclerosis is often unavoidable. It's the result of aging and our own

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  10. Atherosclerosis: Prevention Through the Ages

    Atherosclerosis starts early and progresses throughout life. You can't see or feel it, but in most of us the process is already under way. The plaques of atherosclerosis can grow to become blood vessel blockages. If a plaque ruptures, the sudden blood clot causes a heart attack or stroke. Atheroscle

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