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The Best (and Worst) Fats for Your Heart

If you're confused about the best dietary fats for heart health, here's what you should know about which ones to eat, and which you should avoid.

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Preventing Travel-Related Blood Clots

Reduce your chance of developing a blood clot by making sure your legs aren’t immobile for too long.

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Can Cycling Prevent Heart Disease?

Biking—for pleasure or to get around town—is good for your heart, according to new research.

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The Dangers of Sitting Too Much

People who spend more than 10 hours each day sitting, watching TV, or driving are at higher risk for heart attack. Here’s what to do to counteract this.

Salmon is one food rich in vitamin D.

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Low vitamin D levels have been linked to increased risks of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and peripheral artery disease. Here's what you should know.

Fish oil supplements may help after heart attack.

Fish Oil May Help Heart Attack Recovery

Here’s what the latest research says about how fish oil may help you heal after a heart attack.

Fish, nuts, and other ingredients that provide healthy fats.

Good Fats and Bad Fats for Heart Health

Not all fats are created equal. These are the fats you should eat, and some to avoid, for optimal heart health.

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The Health Risks of a Broken Heart

A broken heart may be more than just a metaphor for emotional pain. People who have lost a spouse or partner are at a higher risk for heart attack or stroke.

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The Alcohol Facts You Need to Know

Moderate alcohol consumption has some undeniable health benefits, including a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Spoon of sugar.

The Link Between Sugar and Hypertension

Excessive amounts of sugar, not salt, may be more strongly and directly linked to hypertension and the risk of developing cardiovascular problems.