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Fiber’s role in the body goes way beyond keeping the digestive tract regular. Check out these four ways that eating fiber protects your heart.

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Studies show that people who have a dog exercise more and spend more time outside, when compared with those who don’t, says Kazi. This is true simply because people have to walk their dogs and care for them. Both the exercise and the outdoor time can bring benefits, such as lowering blood pressure and cholesterol and improving heart rate.

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While coffee can be a good-for-you option, that changes if you add the wrong things. There's a big difference between a cup of coffee served black and a fancy concoction that contains a liberal pour of sugary syrup or heavy cream, or copious amounts of sugar.

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Bad news if you love your French press, or if you're a fan of Turkish or Scandinavian boiled coffee: Unfiltered brews contain a compound called cafestol that can raise your "bad" LDL cholesterol levels, says van Dam. Cafestol is also found in smaller but still noteworthy amounts in espresso, as well as in coffee made in a moka pot.

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Many of us have been told that egg whites are the healthier breakfast option and that egg yolks increase cholesterol, but the American Heart A…

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One cup of fresh or frozen blackberries provides about 60 calories, along with nearly 8 grams of fiber. That’s about a third of the amount of fiber you should aim to eat in a day. All that fiber can help increase satiety, curb cholesterol, support weight loss and regulate blood sugar and insulin levels. It may also boost your digestive health: blackberries are prebiotics, which means they feed the friendly bacteria in your gut that have been tied to immunity, mood and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Although heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, chances of dying of a heart attack are now at a "historic low" of 12 percent. That's down by more than a third since 1995, according to a new Yale study that analyzed two decades of data on about 4.4 million Medicare patients hospitalized with heart attacks, including deaths within 30 days of heart attacks.

The American College of Cardiology, along with the American Heart Association, recently released important, new guidelines to help you take a …

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Do you remember that last time you had a good, hearty laugh? Just thinking about such a time can bring a smile to your face and lift your spir…

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Biotechnology giant Amgen fell 6.4 percent Friday after the New England Journal of Medicine reported results from a major study of Amgen's hig…

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CHICAGO — The first major research of its kind shows cholesterol-lowering statins can prevent heart attacks and strokes in a globally diverse …

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Question: After being a self-described pushover and the person who gets dumped on in her family, my sister has started therapy and is finally …

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