Frequently asked questions and answers related to Cardio
Summary of Cardio
Study Deep Dives
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- Vitamin K for vascular health
- Put down the apple and have some chedda
- Which oils or fats have the best effect on cholesterol?
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- From French Paradox to plaque regression
- Can curcumin reduce cardiovascular risk factors?
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- Casting a wider net for marine oil’s cardiovascular benefits
- A whole (grain) in the evidence
- Mini: What’s soy good for?
- Investigating vitamin D for reducing arterial stiffness
- Can magnesium supplementation reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors in people with diabetes?
- Mini: Summarizing the evidence on milk consumption and your health
- Deep Dive: Fruit, vegetables, and cardiovascular risk factors
- Got Milk (fat globule membrane)?
- Heart benefits of alcohol may not apply to everyone
- Coffee's effect on vascular health
- Deep Dive: Does trimming the saturated fat from your diet actually lower heart disease risk?
- Red meat and heart disease: what do controlled trials tell us?
- The key to berry low blood pressure
- Nulls: July-August 2020
- Rematch: EPA vs. DHA for cardiovascular risk factors
- Mini: Phytonutrient supplements for cardiovascular disease markers
- All the data on resveratrol for cardiovascular health
- Deep Dive: Low glycemic index diets for PCOS. Do they work?
- Is butter back? That depends on your viewpoint.
- A berry tasty solution to cardiovascular disease risk factors
- Relaxing arteries with magnesium
- HDL: When good cholesterol breaks bad
- Deep Dive: Is there an optimal way to take omega-3s for improved cardiovascular outcomes in people at high risk?
- DASH plus fat equals ...
- Wine and dine with diabetes
- A bit of D for CVD
- Trans fats: “natural” might not mean “healthy”
- I <3 green tea
- Vitamin (K)ardiovascular health?
- Putting the “D” in Death
- Blueberries every day keeps high blood pressure at bay
- Kick the can: how BPA in canned drinks impacts blood pressure
- Another benefit of dark berries: blood sugar control
- Beating high blood pressure with beets
- Can switching from meat to plant-based meat alternatives reduce cardiovascular disease risk?
- Sugar Wars, Episode 6: The Return of the Fructose
- Deep Dive: A heartbreaking story of EPA, DHA, and CVD
- Mini: Sex differences in the association between body composition and cardiovascular mortality
- Deeper Dive: Investigating intermittent fasting for protection against heart disease
- Nulls: January-February 2021
- Meat in Mediterranean diets: helpful or hurtful for the heart?
- Deeper Dive: Does red meat worsen glycemic control and inflammation?
- Deeper Dive: Another possible strike against the relationship between TMAO and heart disease
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Frequently Asked Questions and Articles on Cardio
Is it better to do aerobic exercise fasted?
Fasted cardio uses more fatty acids while exercising, but over the long term has negligible fat loss benefits. Fasted vs fed has little effect on performance except when nearing maximal effort.
Is saturated fat bad for your health?
Compared to carbs and unsaturated fat, saturated fat has been linked to an increase in some risk factors for heart disease. However, by focusing on a nutrient in isolation, we risk missing the bigger picture: what matters most is your overall diet and lifestyle.
Should you supplement with vitamin K?
Research is still scarce, but current evidence suggests that, through their effect on calcium regulation, some forms of vitamin K can help prevent osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases.
Will eating eggs increase my cholesterol?
Eggs increasing cholesterol depends on your genetics. They don't seem to increase the risk of heart disease unless you have a poor diet.
Are eggs healthy?
Eggs can be considered healthy. They can have downsides depending how many you consume and your state of health, but in general they are safe to consume.
Put down the apple and have some cheddar
Although both cheese and meat are lumped into the “watch out!” category in heart health recommendations, dairy products often show neutral or positive associations with cardiovascular health. But how do cheese-rich diets fare in randomized trials when compared to other diets? This trial tested three diets against each other in a highly controlled fashion: a cheese diet, meat diet, and high-carb diet.
The (mild) health risks of energy drinks
Energy drinks can make a small, potentially negative impact in certain metabolic measures in young, relatively healthy people. But do these changes really matter?
How can I best ensure cardiovascular health and longevity?