heart disease

High Cholesterol Does Not Cause Heart Disease, Medical Study Finds (Video)

A review of research involving nearly 70,000 people found there was no link between what has traditionally been considered “bad” cholesterol and the premature deaths of people over the age of 60 from cardiovascular disease. Published in the BMJ Open journal, the study also found that 92 percent of people with a high cholesterol level lived longer.…

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Hypochondriacs & the Placebo Effect: It’s Not Just in Your Head

Researchers have found that about 70 percent of healthy people who worry about developing illnesses may be increasing their risk of heart disease. Another study shows the placebo effect in drug studies can be so powerful as to affect the outcomes. “We hypothesized that people with health anxiety would have reduced risk [of heart attack]…

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Better Late Than Never: Finally, the Truth About Butter Is Revealed

Unless you are knowledgeable about the history of nutrition science, it is likely that you believe that butter is just terrible for you – that it causes heart disease, obesity, and all sorts of other horrible ailments. Maybe you, like many others, believe that conventional advice – advice that is provided in influential publications such as the U.S. government’s…

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