Steven Kang, M.D., Health Professional

Steven Kang, M.D., is a general cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist who believes that the best way to treat heart disease is to prevent it. He wrote for HealthCentral as a health professional for Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, and High Cholesterol.

Cranberries and Cholesterol

The cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) comes from a low growing vine plant that predominantly is found on the eastern seaboard of the US from New England down as far south as the Carolinas. The US is the largest producer of commercial cranberries prov...
Steven Kang, M.D.

Can Tomato Ketchup Prevent a Heart Attack?

Americans love to eat tomatoes. In fact, an average American consumes about 17lbs of fresh tomatoes annually and over 60lbs of processed tomatoes such as in tomato sauce and ketchup. Tomatoes are a rich source of essential nutrients such as vitamins ...
Steven Kang, M.D.

Cholesterol and Your Mood

By the early 1990s, the link between high cholesterol and heart disease was well established and the era of therapies to lower cholesterol with the intent of reducing heart disease risk had begun. In this decade, hundreds of studies and tens of thous...
Steven Kang, M.D.

Tea Proven to Help Lower Total Cholesterol

Tea is an ancient drink that dates back over 5,000 years. People have not only enjoyed its distinct taste but have also used it for medicinal purposes as well. Today, tea is the most commonly consumed beverage on the planet, second only to water. Tea ...
Steven Kang, M.D.

Lower Your Cholesterol, Eat Peanuts

Peanuts have always been a favorite food of Americans and can be consumed in a variety of ways, including the stand-alone peanut to cooking with peanut oil. In fact, we consume ~2.5 billion pounds of peanuts per year, about half of which is in the fo...
Steven Kang, M.D.

Cholesterol and Your Kidneys: A Fatal Connection

Chronic kidney disease in itself has been found to be an independent predictor for the development of heart disease and is associated with an overall poorer prognosis. This effect occurs throughout the entire spectrum of kidney failure ranging from t...
Steven Kang, M.D.

HIV Therapy Linked to High Cholesterol: What You Should Know

It wasn’t too long ago that the annual mortality from HIV infection exceeded 20 percent/yr. Much to the credit of the scientific community which aggressively researched this disease and to the credit of our society as a whole for accepting the realit...
Steven Kang, M.D.