Tagged: heart

Sonny the 70-year-old bodybuilder

Sam Byrant Jr. is 70 years old. Here is Byrant’s take on what that number means to him: “People have the misconception that age makes you old, but I realize that, you know, it’s...

Are eggs bad for your heart?

The claim: Eggs raise blood cholesterol levels and increase your risk for cardiovascular disease. The facts: It’s no wonder this myth still circulates. Recommendations to limit dietary cholesterol to no more than 300 milligrams a day...

Coconut oil has never been healthy

The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil. The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, showing coconut oil increased LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in seven...

How blood pressure works

If you lined up all the blood vessels in your body, they’d be 60 thousand miles long. And every day, they carry the equivalent of over two thousand gallons of blood to the body’s...

Puppets organ harvesting

A Brief History of Heart Transplantation Long before human-to-human transplantation was ever imagined by the public, scientists were conducting pioneering medical and surgical research that would eventually lead to today’s transplantation successes. From the...

Balancing Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats

Most people know about omega-3 fatty acids, the polyunsaturated fats in fish (and some plants) that help protect the heart and may have other benefits. Some research suggests, however, that it isn’t just the...