heart disease

10 Facts About the Trans Fat Ban

This post was written by Ann Lokuta By now you’ve most likely heard the latest news about trans fatty acids. If not, let’s get you up to snuff: Last week, the FDA announced that trans fats will be removed from the “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS) food additive list. The million-dollar question at this point seems to be “What does…

Make Your Heart Your Valentine

Until last week, I never really thought about the fact that Valentine’s Day — a day symbolized by the color red, hearts, and chocolate — falls in the middle of American Heart Month — a time also recognized by red and hearts (and you can throw some chocolate in there too, as long as you keep it to dark chocolate!)….

Happy Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Americans, and interestingly, more women die of heart disease than men. Regardless of your gender, it’s important to recognize what puts you at risk and what you can do to prevent heart disease. There are 5 lifestyle factors that affect your risk of heart disease:…