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  • Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil?
    Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil?
    Advice to eat oily fish or take fish oil to lower risk of heart disease, stroke, or mortality is no longer supported by the balance of available evidence.
  • Eggs and Cholesterol: Patently False and Misleading Claims
    Eggs and Cholesterol: Patently False and Misleading Claims
    Egg industry claims about egg safety found to be patently false, misleading, and deceptive by the U.S. Court of Appeals.
  • Standing Up for Your Health
    Standing Up for Your Health
    Prolonged daily sitting is associated with a shorter lifespan, even in those who exercise regularly. Standing and treadmill desks are two potential solutions for office workers.
  • Protein and Heart Disease
    Protein and Heart Disease
    Why is the intake of animal protein associated with heart disease--even independent of saturated fat—and the intake of plant protein protective?
  • Optimal Phytosterol Dose
    Optimal Phytosterol Dose
    Those eating plant-based diets get the most phytosterols, but there is still room for improvement to maximize cholesterol reduction.
  • Diet Versus Drugs for High Cholesterol
    Diet Versus Drugs for High Cholesterol
    Though official recommendations are to first treat high cholesterol with dietary change, many physicians jump right to cholesterol-lowering medications such as statins that can have an array of...
  • Garden Variety Anti-Inflammation
    Garden Variety Anti-Inflammation
    The variety of fruit and vegetable consumption may decrease disease risk, independent of quantity.
  • Hearts Shouldn’t Skip a Beet
    Hearts Shouldn’t Skip a Beet
    The nitrate in vegetables, which the body can turn into the vasodilator nitric oxide, may help explain the role dark green leafy vegetables play in the prevention and treatment of hypertension (high...
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