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heart health

King of the hill

Greenville’s own Micah Bouman wins Spectrum Health Danish Dash.

Battling inflammation? Opt for natural fatty acids

In the realm of omega-3, fish and plant-based foods are likely to outperform supplements.

The bottom line on blood pressure

The top number typically gets all the attention. A new study suggests it's time to give the bottom number its proper due.

4 principles of heart-smart exercise

Physical activity is a leading defense against high blood pressure. Learning the fundamentals of fitness can keep you healthy and safe.

The skirmish over soy

As the FDA reexamines the claim that soy products may reduce heart disease risk, some scientists say relabeling would be a mistake.

Body shape—a gauge of heart health?

Researchers suspect women who have apple-shaped bodies are at increased risk of heart trouble.

Want to live longer? Shorten your tube time

A sedentary life opens the door to all manner of health troubles—but long periods in front of the TV are especially bad.

Is your heart ready for pregnancy?

Diabetes and other diseases can put expectant moms at higher risk of complications such as pre-term labor and potentially fatal preeclampsia.

The high-fiber hunt

Food researchers suggest eating a range of fiber-rich foods to help you lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar and stay regular.

Can DNA predict your heart health?

Indeed it could. Genetics may one day reign supreme when it comes to proactively identifying an individual's risks.

Science probes mutant cholesterol gene

Researchers are beginning to pin down the underlying genetics of a hereditary heart disease that causes high levels of LDL.

Behold the weekend warrior

Busy lifestyles force many to cram their fitness into the weekend—and it's much better than no exercise at all, researchers say.

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