Egg Benedict on a Sunday? – Eat your heart out!

Whether you take it scrambled or fried – or with hollandaise sauce on the side – you are in for some good news! Despite a lot of fake news about eggs being bad for your ticker, a meta-analysis of available evidence on this topic shows that it is not, if consumed in moderate amounts. And except if you have diabetes. Apologize for the qualifiers! We … Continue reading Egg Benedict on a Sunday? – Eat your heart out!

News on fish oil, live from the American Heart Association meeting in Chicago

In case you are wondering what all the recent headlines about fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids are about, here is a breakdown. There were 2 large randomized controlled trials evaluating the role of fish oil supplementation for prevention of heart disease that were presented at the American Heart Association meeting in Chicago on November 10, 2018. Results were published by the New England Journal … Continue reading News on fish oil, live from the American Heart Association meeting in Chicago

Take that with a ‘pinch’ of salt…

Are processed foods, salad dressings and canned soups ‘worth their salt’? Your heart probably thinks NO. And so does a study published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology. This study looked at the association between sodium intake and heart function. It included nearly 3,000 U.S. adults participating in the Hypertension Genetic Epidemiology study, which investigates the genetics of high blood pressure. Participants were enrolled … Continue reading Take that with a ‘pinch’ of salt…